Becoming an Apprentice

Opportunities In the Trade of Roofing

The Independent Roofing Contractors of California, Inc., Unilateral Apprenticeship Training Committee (UATC) announces the continuous acceptance of applications for roofing apprenticeship openings. The acceptance of applications by the UATC is not a guarantee of a job, but an opportunity to enter a “pool of eligibles” and seek employment with approved employers who are subscribing training contractors to the IRCC Roofer’s Apprenticeship Training Program.

Persons interested in entering the applicant pool must meet the requirements specified below:

  • Applicants shall be at least 18-years of age at the time of indenture.
  • Applicant’s prior work experience and training will be evaluated by the committee or employer at the time of indenture if proper verification of his/her employment in the trade is available,and appropriate credit may be given at the discretion of the employer with the consent of the UATC when appropriate.

Apprenticeship Application
 

 

Why Roofing?

Why roofing? Roofing may be hard work, but it’s also very rewarding, particularly for those individuals who are willing to learn and grow as a professional craftsperson. Many apprentice roofers have moved through apprenticeship, become highly compensated foremen of their own crews with good companies committed to training and developing the skills of their roofing mechanics.

Others have grown into successful roofing contractors or consultants. Some have even come back to the classroom to serve as apprenticeship trainers, as a way of giving back to the industry and being compensated at the same time.

The fact is roofing has become increasingly technical and demanding. Skilled workers are sought after and command competitive wages and job security. The IRCC’s apprenticeship program for roofers helps you develop those skills, combining classroom training, labs and hands-on learning exercises, supported with an array of workbook studies and audio-visual training aids.

While your learning, you’ll be employed with some of the industries best roofing contractors — contractors who are committed to training and quality of workmanship. The IRCC Apprenticeship program is approved by both the California Department Of Industrial Relations, Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS) and the Federal Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship Training.

The IRCC apprenticeship training program is 100% employer paid; which means that you will be learning a good trade and earning a good wage at the same time you are moving up the ladder and further toward your goal of becoming a journey-level roofer and beyond.

Please fill out the attached application form and mail it to the IRCC Administrative Office listed on the application form.

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