The construction industry is facing a serious shortage of skilled workers nationwide. Our apprenticeship program, Jack Laurie University (JLU), is our answer to that problem.

With the construction industry suffering a workforce shortage in recent times, and many skilled floor covering installers moving into the latter years of their career, we took a bold step – creating the nation’s only merit-shop floor covering apprenticeship program. Jack Laurie University is prepared to develop and teach the next generation of interiors craftsmen to continue our legacy into a second century of success.

We currently offer several apprenticeship programs, including

  • Ceramic Tile Installer Apprenticeship: a three-year program
  • Floor Coverings Installer Apprenticeship: a three-year program that covers soft and resilient goods
  • Painters Apprenticeship: a three-year program that is new this year

How to Apply
Jack Laurie Group Apprenticeship

Step One - Apply

To start your apprenticeship, you first need to apply for employment with Jack Laurie Group. Apply for employment by selecting your location below and filling out the application. If you do not live in one of the cities listed, select the closest to your area. A member of our team will be in touch shortly.

Step Two - Work & Advance

Start your career as a floor coverer, once you’ve worked enough you’ll enter our paid apprenticeship program & continuing working. When you attend class you will continue to get paid. You’ll also receive benefits including health insurance & paid time off. See a graphic of the apprentice journey here: 


US Department of Labor

Certified by the U.S. Department of Labor, participants receive on-the-job training with a minimum rate of pay and have the opportunity to earn an associate’s degree from Vincennes University simultaneously. The curriculum culminates with the apprentice gaining a graduate’s certification as a trade journeyman before moving forward with a career in floor covering installation. With a program including classroom, lab, and field training, this provides an excellent path for men and women looking to make the construction industry their profession.
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Become a Licensed Journeyman

Graduates of this U.S. Department of Labor-certified program become licensed floor covering journeyman, making about $50,000 per year on average.

Interested in learning more? Contact us with questions about the program or fill out our online application.

You don’t have to settle for minimum wage.