Job Corps
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Tile Setting

CONSTRUCTION

Description

Tile setters are responsible for installing tile on walls, ceilings, floors, and other surfaces in buildings and residences.

Career Details

Skills

Students in are trained in the following subject areas:

  • Using a variety of tools to cut and shape tile
  • Installing tile on different surfaces in floors, walls, and ceilings
  • Soundproofing and waterproofing different surfaces in homes or other buildings
  • Grouting and polishing tile
  • Aligning and straightening tile using levels, squares, and straightedges

Career Options

Career Options

Most Tile Setting graduates work for construction contractors or tile-setting unions. Tile setters usually work full-time hours during normal day shifts, but many may work weekends depending on the deadlines of construction projects.

Requirements

Before entering the program, students must:

  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.

Credentials

As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.

Expectations

While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:

  • Attention to detail
  • Commitment to safety
  • Monitoring skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Teamwork

Tile Setting Numbers to Know

$40K

National average earning potential for this career

8-12

Months needed to complete career training

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