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Tilesetter Apprentice


Credential: Apprenticeship
Available: Full Time Classroom

Program Description

A career as a Tilesetter will appeal to people who enjoy creating products that require precise skills. This program will train you to cover; repair and decorate exterior and interior walls, floors and other surfaces. You will be trained to use a variety of materials including; ceramic, mosaics, marble and quarry tile, slate, stone, terrazzo or granite which are used mostly indoors in shopping centres, tunnels, lobbies of buildings, bathrooms, food preparation areas, and hospitals. Tile has become a popular building material because it is durable and impervious to water.

Apprentices in the program qualify for both the apprenticeship incentive grants and the apprenticeship completion grant.

How to register

Entrance Requirements

To enter an apprenticeship, you must have the educational qualifications required for the trade to which you apply. Entrance requirements are monitored by Alberta and Industry Training.

See the Apprentice System of Training to find out about becoming a registered apprentice. 

Apprentice Success Services

Have you been out of school for some time? SAIT is committed to your success and is pleased to offer resources designed to prepare you for your training at SAIT and make your learning experience a successful one while in training. Visit Study Skills and Learning Strategies to learn how SAIT can help promote your success.

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