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  • Free painting workshop helps workers strengthen skills for construction industry

    Sep 24, 2019 | Read More News
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    Men and women 18 or older can land good-paying jobs in the paint and construction industry by honing their painting skills at a free workshop offered by Arizona@Work Pima County One-Stop Career Center, Sherwin-Williams and the city of Tucson.

    The painter training will be offered Sept. 30-Oct. 4 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the City of Tucson Resource Campus, Santa Cruz Room, Painter at work310 N. Commerce Park Loop. On Oct. 2-3, participants will put their skills to the test with hands-on training and painting at the Tucson House, 1501 N. Oracle Road.

    The classroom instruction includes lead paint safety and awareness training. Students will need to take a “Renovate, Repair and Paint” exam at the end of the workshop. If they successfully complete the training, participants will leave with a certificate from the Environmental Protection Agency, free interior and exterior painting tools and potentially an opportunity to interview with local painting contractors.

    Participants should have some trade background and must register to enroll. Everyone leaves with a certificate for participating in the training. 

    The workshops, which had been offered twice annually, will now be offered four times a year.

    To enroll, contact Daniel Howe, workforce development specialist with the Pima County One-Stop, at Daniel.Howe@pima.gov or 520-304-1054.