Qualifications for apprenticeship
Every apprenticeship program is different, check with your local union.
The Heat and Frost Insulators and Asbestos Workers Union is seeking individuals who meet the basic qualifications for apprenticeship:
- Must be at least 18 years of age.
- Must have a high school diploma or GED
- In Northern California you must have one year of algebra or geometry with a passing grade.
Information obtained from: www.dir.ca.gov
High school courses such as woodworking and mechanical drawing provide a strong educational foundation for insulation work. Algebra and geometry courses are excellent preparation for learning to read blueprints. A general science or physics course will enhance your understanding of how heat and sound are conducted.
In addition to these basic qualifications, the Union seeks candidates who have a desire to learn and progress, who take pride in true craftsmanship, and who will experience life-long satisfaction in doing a job well.
Information obtained from: www.insulators.org