Applicants for the Joint Apprenticeship Program for the District Council 50 Joint Apprenticeship & Training Trust Fund must initially satisfy the program qualifications prior to entry. Apprentices receive 8,000 hours of training working with Journeypersons and Supervisors qualified in the skills of painting. In addition, they must also attend and complete classes related to the painting trade and pass painting trade related tests. PDCA of Hawaii Contractors depend on this training to ensure a skilled workforce that can produced the quality that the public expects.
Both Apprentices and Journeypersons are trained and certified to ensure that they are in compliance with all State of Hawaii and Federal Occupational and Safety Health Law, Standards, Rules and Regulations. The certifications ensures that the workers used by PDCA of Hawaii Contractors have the knowledge to work safely for the Public’s benefit and protection.