Our Roofing Apprentice Program
A roofing apprentice is a worker who learns a skilled trade through planned, supervised, on-the-job training and related classroom instruction. An apprentice is a regular part of the work force and earns wages while acquiring important skills. The length of our Roofing Apprentice Program is approximately three-and-a-half years and consists of 5,000 on-the-job training hours. At the completion of our program, an apprentice becomes a journeyman, fully qualified to perform the work of the roofing trade and earns top industry pay for their skill.
Labor and management on the local-union level have jointly sponsored our apprentice program. We serve to train and provide the highly skilled workforce that’s necessary to apply the quality roofing and waterproofing systems that keep America’s buildings dry. Our program is approved by the Department of Labor, and the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training. We are also approved by The Veterans Administration for VA school benefits payable to eligible Veterans.
We train our Apprentices for over 40 St. Louis Roofing Contractors, many of which belong to St. Louis Union Roofing, The Midwest Roofing Contractors Association and the National Roofing Contractors Association. Roofers Local No. 2, which is this country’s oldest roofing union, has over 700 members to professionally install various roofing and waterproofing systems. Our jurisdiction covers St. Louis, Western and Southwestern Illinois and Eastern Missouri.
A Journeyman is a Competent Craftsman
Union Roofing Apprentice Programs pride themselves in their product: an individual with job skill, knowledge of the trade and a positive attitude toward the union, the employer, the public and most certainly the paying customer; an individual with pride, dignity and self-respect.
With your roofing apprenticeship completion certificate, you will be ready to begin your career as a union-trained roofing and waterproofing worker. You will be qualified to work for any union or waterproofing employer in the country at higher wages and for better benefits than are available in the non-union sector of the industry.
Contact Us for More Information
To learn more about the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers Local No. 2’s Roofing Apprenticeship, contact us using the information below.
St. Louis Roofers Joint Apprenticeship & Training Program
2920 Locust Street
St. Louis, Missouri 63103-9928
Office: (314) 535-9683
Fax: (314) 535-6404
Or complete the contact form here.