Every apprenticeship is different. Check with your local union.

The Roofers and Waterproofers union offers apprenticeship programs for those interested in joining the union. Apprentices learn their craft by training on the job under proper supervision and by studying technical subjects related to the roofing trade.

Program length: 39-42 months

Starting wage: approximately $13.54 to 19.12 per hour (varies by county)

Information obtained from: www.dir.ca.gov

Our employers and customers know they can count on a high level of skill and craftsmanship from Roofers and Waterproofers. A knowledgeable worker is an empowered worker, with the skills and know-how to follow the path to success.

Lifelong learning is an important part of success on the job. The Roofers and Waterproofers offer members varied opportunities for education and training in such fields as organizing, health and safety and collective bargaining.