Pablo Alvarez
Drywall Finishing Apprentice

“I was working on a
jobsite as a non-union
laborer and was
talking with employees
of the Union shop.
That shop later
offered me a job as
an Apprentice.”
District Council 16 Apprenticeship Programs incorporate three convenient training centers in Northern California and Nevada. The centers are located in San Leandro, CA, West Sacramento, CA, and Reno, NV.

A Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (JATC) consisting of International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) members and union signatory contractors governs the District Council 16 Apprenticeship Programs. This labor/management cooperation ensures state of the art techniques are learned and safely applied on the job.


Training Center Locations:





District Council 16 Apprenticeship Program
San Leandro
2020 Williams Street, Suite A
San Leandro, CA 94577
510-785-8467

Training in drywall finishing, floor covering, glazing, commercial and industrial painting, and highway striping.





District Council 16 Apprenticeship Program
West Sacramento
865 Stillwater, Unit 7
West Sacramento, CA 95605
510-785-8467

Training in drywall finishing, floor covering, glazing, commercial and industrial painting, and highway striping.





District Council 16 Apprenticeship Program
Reno
1196 Telegraph Street
Reno NV 89433
775-323-0567

Training in drywall finishing, floor covering, glazing, and painting.




Meet our Trainers




Alex Beltran
District Council 16
Director of Training





Fernando Gonzalez
Lead Instructor Drywall Finishing





Val Chestohin
Lead Instructor Floor Covering





Erik Schorken
Lead Instructor Glazing





Chris Fallon
Lead Instructor Painting





Harry Mowrey
Apprenticeship Coordinator / Painting Instructor





Robert Ringor
Floor Covering Instructor





Gary Whittacker
Drywall Finishing Instructor






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