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:

  1. Must be at least 18 years of age.
  2. Must have a high school diploma or GED
  3. 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