Start a Career

When you are a part of a union, what you do for a living is more than just a job - it’s a career.
As a union member you receive training, benefits and a pension. There’s also an opportunity to earn a college degree in one of our programs as well. The best part is that you have a job while we train you, so you earn while you learn!   

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Painting & Decorating

Our painting craftsmen and women apply paint, stain, varnish and various other decorative and specialty finishes and coatings to residential, commercial and industrial surfaces and structures. They have been meticulously trained to have the ability to select the best paint or finish for the surfaces to be covered by taking and prioritizing safety, durability, method of application, ease of handling and customer desires into account.

Some decorative projects require an artistic touch in the form of stenciling, gold leafing and faux finishes for the restoration of historic buildings, as well as private residences and commercial projects under the direction of Interior Decorators and Designers. IUPAT DC 3 painters are well prepared to handle these as well as any other specialty coatings projects, such as bridges and water towers.

Among our craftsmen and women are some of the country’s most qualified personnel who are highly trained to install and hang some of the most expensive and delicate wallpapers and fabrics as well as heavy duty production vinyl wallcoverings.

shield Requirements

  • Minimum age, eighteen (18) yrs. old
  • Birth Certificate
  • High School Diploma or GED Certificate
  • Social Security Card
  • Driver's License or State I.D.
  • $25 Money Order

location Location

Builders' Association: Education and Training Center
105 W 12th Ave, North Kansas City, MO 64116

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Drywall Finishing

Drywall finishers, also called tapers, prepare unfinished interior drywall panels for painting by taping and finishing joints and imperfections within the drywall.

Drywall finishers use a paper tape to cover the seams between two hung drywall panels. They then spread joint compound into and along each side of the joint between the drywall panels using the flat, wide tip of a special trowel. This results in a uniform and almost visually perfect surface.

shield Requirements

  • Minimum age, eighteen (18) yrs. old
  • Birth Certificate
  • High School Diploma or GED Certificate
  • Social Security Card
  • Driver's License or State I.D.
  • $25 Money Order

location Location

Builders' Association: Education and Training Center
105 W 12th Ave, North Kansas City, MO 64116, USA

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Glazing

Glaziers are skilled tradesmen who are responsible for cutting, installing and removing glass and glass substitutes (plastics, polycarbonates, etc.) from various surfaces and settings.

Glaziers install all forms of pre-glazed windows, unitized window walls, curtain wall window systems and skylights used on various commercial building applications including high-rise offices and condominiums, hospitals, commercial multi-use building developments, airports and so on.

Glaziers also install interior glass walls, glass doors, glass handrails, mirrors, custom shower enclosures, tabletops, display cases, decorative glass, residential windows and glass storefront systems.

Glaziers are required to follow OSHA safety rules, read blueprints, weld and perform layout tasks associated with the trade.

shield Requirements

  • Minimum age, eighteen (18) yrs. old
  • Birth Certificate
  • High School Diploma or GED Certificate
  • Social Security Card
  • Driver's License or State I.D.
  • $25 Money Order

location Location

Training Center
Kansas City

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Sign & Pictorial Painting

Sign painters design, layout and install paint or vinyl on a variety of surfaces including wood, vehicles, billboards, walls and windows to name a few.

shield Requirements

  • Minimum age, eighteen (18) yrs. old
  • Birth Certificate
  • High School Diploma or GED Certificate
  • Social Security Card

location Location

District Council 3 Offices
9902 East 62 Street, Raytown, MO 64133

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Industrial

As an industrial painter, you’ll protect and increase the lifespan of vital structures like bridges, ships and power facilities.

shield Requirements

  • Minimum age, eighteen (18) yrs. old
  • Birth Certificate
  • High School Diploma or GED Certificate
  • Social Security Card
  • Driver's License or State I.D.
  • $25 Money Order

location Location

Builders' Association: Education and Training Center
105 W 12th Ave, North Kansas City, MO 64116, USA

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Specialty

From graphic printing to paint manufacturing and several stops in between District Council 3 represents workers in several manufacturing and factory settings.

shield Requirements

  • Minimum age, eighteen (18) yrs. old
  • Birth Certificate
  • High School Diploma or GED Certificate
  • Social Security Card
  • Driver's License or State I.D.

location Location

District Council 3 Offices
9902 East 62 Street, Raytown, MO 64133

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