Trade Show Workers Exhibit Greatness
Trade shows are big, bold exhibits that showcase companies and their products. As a trade show worker, you’ll travel to exciting cities to transform conference centers, hotel spaces, and other facilities into full shows in a relatively short span of time. Trade shows IUPAT members work on include SXSW and Comic-Con.
Trade Show Worker Apprenticeship
Embark on an apprenticeship journey where you’ll master the art of handling freight, rigging equipment, and setting up intricate exhibits and modular systems. IUPAT’s comprehensive training equips you with the necessary tools of the trade to become an expert in rigging; hanging signs; and managing carpet, pipes, and drapes. Physical strength may be required to lift and maneuver heavy objects. Prepare to excel in this dynamic industry.
Hybrid Learning Approach
Hybrid Learning Apprenticeship: Classroom and on-the-job learning. Minimum 144 hours of classroom and mandated on-the-job hours per year.
Curriculum: Union introduction, finishing trades, leadership, and professional development. Minimum 144 hours of classroom instruction.
Apprentice Curriculum: Union introduction, finishing trades, safety, leadership/professional development.
Assessment: hands-on/written tests, job performance.
Access all training material instantly through the secure web-based Learning Management System (LMS). Administer, document, track, and report on training programs, events, e-learning, and content.
While a typical apprenticeship lasts up to four years, enough experience in your craft can make this process much shorter.
Pay and Benefits
Pay and Benefits
Advance your career with training and immediate pay/benefits. Earn While You Learn. Start building your desired life without school debt.
The average pay for an IUPAT trade show worker is 12 percent above the national average.
- Health Insurance
- Training & Skill Development
- Retirement Saving Opportunities
Training for a Lifetime
IUPAT members have access to continuous training to stay current in their craft. Stay ahead of the curve, advance throughout your career, and remain in high demand.Join the Union
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