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