Roofers are craftsmen who specialize in putting roofs on buildings and other structures to make them waterproof and weatherproof.
They apply composition shingles, wood shingles, tile slate, and composition roofs, which consist of numerous layers of saturated felt cemented together with asphalt or pitch, and sometimes surfaced with chips of marble, plus many types of EPDM & single ply roofs.
They now use modern equipment to handle their materials, which has lessened the physical exertion that was formerly required. Roofers are also called upon to waterproof and damp-proof walls and other building surfaces.
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Have an education level of 10th grade or the equivalent
- Valid driver’s license
- Be physically able to perform the work of the trade
What are the program specifics?
- Length is approximately four years
- Minimum hours of related classroom instruction is 288 hours total
- Program administered by a Joint Apprenticeship Committee
- Apprentices are placed with a roofing contractor to receive on-the-job training hours
- Applications are taken on a year-around basis