THE GOAL OF OUR APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM IS SIMPLE;

TO BE THE BEST BY ANY TEST

  OUR INDUSTRY IS CHANGING FASTER THAN IT EVER HAS. TO KEEP ON TOP THE TRAINING PROVIDED MUST BE ON THE LEADING EDGE OF THE CHANGES. THAT IS WHY WE ARE CONSTANTLY CHANGING AND UPGRADING OUR APPRENTICESHIP CURRICULUM.

 THIS IS A PROCESS WE WILL NEVER COMPLETE AS LONG AS THERE ARE NEW PRODUCTS AND WORK PRACTICES BEING INTRODUCED TO OUR INDUSTRY.

ADDITIONALLY WE ARE AGGRESSIVELY DEVELOPING AND IMPLEMENTING JOURNEY LEVEL CONTINUING EDUCATION CLASSES SO THAT ALL OF OUR MEMBERS WHO HAVE COMPLETED THEIR APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM CAN KEEP THEIR JOB SKILLS CURRENT.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Apprenticeship is a joint Labor/Management education program governed by applicable State and Federal Laws.  Our program is 3.5 years long and requires classroom as well as on the job training.  Students work for contractors and are paid during their training period.  At the end of their training students are issued a journeyman certificate which is recognized nationwide.

QUALIFICATIONS
Applicants must be 18 years of age.  They must be physically capable to perform the job requirements, which from time to time requires heavy lifting.  There are no other requirements to get into the Apprenticeship program.

Applications are taken year round, however employment opportunities for people with little or no experience are better in late spring and summer months.

PAY STRUCTURE
Apprentices are employed by contractors during their training and paid according to a wage and benefit schedule set forth in an agreement between the Training Committee and the employer.

Currently the starting Apprentice wage for someone without experience $11.96 per hour plus medical benefits.

Wage increases are by the Apprenticeship Training Committee when the following conditions are met:

* Classroom education requirements are satisfactorily met

* 600 hours of on the job training are completed

* 6 calendar months have passed

Upon completion of the program you will earn journeyman pay which is currently $31.32 per hour plus medical insurance and pension.

TRAINING REQUIREMENTS
Classroom education is a mandatory part of the Apprenticeship Program.

Classes are team taught in both English and Spanish. Non English speaking students are encouraged and assisted in learning English through English as a second language classes that we provide.

In the beginning the primary focus is safety, thereafter students will learn all aspects of roofing and waterproofing.  The roofing and waterproofing Apprenticeship has three components, primary and secondary classes, which are mandatory and cover all aspects of the trade and a forty hour elective class that specializes in a preferred aspect of the trade.

Additional classes include, English as a second language, asbestos certification, OSAH 10, fall protection certification, foreman and supervisor training, as well as other classes on an as needed basis.

Students also learn through their experience working on the job.  Training is accomplished by working side by side with experienced journeymen.

PAST SERVICE CREDIT
Many times students come into the program with experience they gained working elsewhere.  With proper documentation credit can be given for this experience.  Students will be placed at a higher level which equates to higher pay and less time needed to complete the program.  Upon completion they receive the same certification as everyone else.

TRANSFERABILITY
Apprentices can change employers without effecting their training, wages or benefits since all all approved employers are required to adhere to the same wage and benefit scale.  our training is also recognized for credit in other roofing and waterproofing training programs in other areas should you move prior to completing.

For questions please call Hope Carrasco @ 408-987-0435


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