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Oregon Apprenticeship Guide

Job Description
Glaziers prepare and install various types of glass, mirrors, windows and aluminum doors.
Construction Glaziers cut, fit and install plate glass windows, mirrors and specialty glass items in commercial and residential buildings. Some glass workers specialize in the fabrication, assembly and installation of glass framing systems for storefronts including doors, architectural panels and sealants. Hand and power tools are used.
Working Conditions
Glaziers work indoors and outdoors. Construction glaziers often work on ladders, rigging and scaffolding. The job requires bending, lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling. Periods of unemployment between jobs are common.
Beginning apprentices start at about 40 percent of the journey-level wage. Upon successful completion of required class work and on-the-job hours, wages increase usually every six months, until the journey-level rate is achieved. See Appendix A for specific wages.
Length of Apprenticeship
The construction glazier apprenticeship lasts four years. Apprentices must complete a minimum of 144 related classroom hours per year and 8,000 on-the-job training hours.
Minimum Qualifications
Apprenticeship applicants must be at least 18 years of age. In addition, they must provide proof of high school graduation or general education development (GED) equivalent.
Local apprenticeship committees may require additional qualifications.
Apprenticeship Committees 
MA# 1017 
OR SW-WA Glaziers, Architectural Metal & Glassworker JATC
Area 1, 2, 3
Go to the Occupational Summaries List.
Go to the Apprenticeship Opportunities Statewide.