Glazing, Pre-Apprentice

Glazing, Pre-Apprentice

Potential earnings range:
Per year after graduation

Like working with your hands and building things? Good with planning and details? Are you responsible, attentive and safety-conscious? 

Then you may be a good fit for Job Corps’ Glazing, Pre-Apprentice training program. Pre-apprenticeships are focused on preparing students for a successful experience in a Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP). That means your hands-on training will be based on industry standards in order to prepare you for high-skill, quality employment. 

On the job, you will ...

  • Install glass in windows, skylights and other fixtures in buildings 
  • Follow blueprints and building specifications 
  • Cut and shape glass   
  • Use measuring tape, plumb lines and levels to ensure a proper fit  
  • Fasten glass into sashes or frames with clips, moldings or other types of fasteners  
  • Add weather seals or putty around pane edges to seal joints 

Some of the career options you will have ...

Most Glazing, Pre-Apprentice Job Corps grads work for constructor contractors or glazing unions. Glaziers usually work full-time hours during normal day shifts but may work weekends depending on construction project deadlines. 

The credentials you will earn ...

In the Glazing, Pre-Apprenticeship program, you will earn industry-recognized credentials from the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) and certifications in construction safety and health from the Occupation and Health Administration (OSHA). 

Students should also earn a state-issued learner’s permit and driver’s license upon completion of the program. 

What you’ll need to start training ...

  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent (can be earned at all Job Corps centers) 
  • Completion of all introductory and career preparation courses 
  • Passing scores on all written and performance tests 
  • Meet academic (math and reading) requirements
* Salary information comes from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics Program and is provided for planning purposes only. Actual salary will depend on student skill level, credentials earned, experience level and location.
Meet your instructors

Meet your instructors

Bill Read
Bill Read has been the Glazing instructor at Tongue Point Job Corps Center since 2009. Prior to joining the Job Corps team, Bill was an apprentice journeyman. In both this experience and as an instructor, he has enjoyed taking students under his wing and teaching them the skills for a career in glazing.