Sign, Display, Screen Process and Tradeshow Workers

Starting Wage


Journey-Level Wage


***The listed wages may vary by state and county.***

Rock-Solid Benefits

  • Retirement And Pension Funds

  • Health Care

Career Requirements

  • Must Be 18 Years Old For Hire

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Driver's License

Sign and display craftspersons design, construct, paint and erect signage and trade show exhibits (made of metal, vinyl, glass, wood, neon, and plastic) for a wide range of objects and buildings. You will specialize in a particular segment of this varied industry, such as graphic design, fabrication, silk-screening or installation.

Recommended High School Classes

As a sign and display skilled tradesperson, you have a wide variety of career choices and will learn essential skills such as: blueprint reading, surface preparation, use and care of state-of-the-art equipment, and health and safety regulations. High school students should consider taking construction courses, and shop and trade classes to build mechanical knowledge. English and communication classes will help students build the skills needed to communicate with other industry workers while performing a service.

Completion of high school classes does not count toward an elevator constructor apprenticeship, but the experience and classes help build student’s skill set.


Apprenticeship Program

Requirements: https://www.ftium.edu/become-an-apprentice/ 

Apprenticeship applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications: 

  • Age: All applicants must be at least eighteen (18) years of age *except as noted below. Applicants are required to submit reliable proof of age (e.g., a driver’s license, birth certificate or other acceptable documentation).
  • Education: A high school diploma or GED is required. Applicants are required to submit reliable proof of education (e.g., a high school transcript or GED scores).

All applicants must possess sufficient educational knowledge to satisfactorily complete the OJL and RI.

* A high school diploma or GED is required unless an applicant can show proof of academic progress toward achieving a High School Diploma or GED at any time during their first ten months as an apprentice. If an apprentice does not complete a High School Diploma or GED within the ten months of enrollment, the apprenticeship will be suspended or terminated.

  • Physical: The Applicant shall be physically capable of performing the essential functions of the apprenticeship program without posing a direct threat to the health and safety of themselves or any other individuals, with reasonable accommodations.

*An applicant who is seventeen (17) years of age and is participating in a school-to-work program or equivalent and who otherwise meets all qualifications may apply. Such an applicant must provide proof that a high school diploma or GED has been awarded and must be eighteen (18) years of age prior to being registered by the sponsor.

  • Citizen: The applicant must be a Legal Citizen of the USA or Legal Alien authorized to work in the USA by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Proof must be shown at the time of application.
  • Transportation: The applicant must have adequate transportation to attend On-the-Job Learning and Related Instruction classes.
  • Ability: All applicants must satisfy the Committee that they have the ability and aptitude to master the rudiments of the trade, based upon oral interview (if requested), written documentation submitted by applicant, and evaluation ratings.
  • If Applicable: Applicants must submit a DD-214 to verify military training and/or experience if they are a veteran and wish to receive consideration for such training/experience and/or VA benefits.

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Key Skills

Sign technicians design, construct, paint, install and remove signs, billboards and communication advertising using a variety of materials, methods, and processes. All of this work requires manual dexterity.

Local Offices

Central Minnesota

Sign, Display, Screen Process, and Tradeshow Worker Apprenticeship

3205 Country Drive, Ste. 150
Little Canada, MN 55117

Drug Testing

An employer/contractor/apprenticeship instructor may require drug and alcohol testing of employees and applicants for employment, including random testing.

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