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GLAZING

CONSTRUCTION

A glazier is a skilled tradesman whose profession is cutting, installing, and removing glass. People in this career pathway work with various forms of glass including laminated, tempered, reflective, and wire-embedded glass. They also work with mirrors, pre-assembled glass panels, and plastic and similar glass substitutes.

Career Details

Skills

Students in are trained in the following subject areas:

  • Identifying and using different glazing materials and coatings
  • Installing glass in storefronts, doors, windows, ceilings, and more
  • Setting up and using welding equipment to combine and cut pieces of glass
  • Reading and interpreting blueprints or specifications to determine which types of glass to use and how to install them
  • Understanding the criteria of LEED, the national green building standard, and how it relates to blueprints, windows, and types of glass
  • Creating and installing metal or glass moldings

Career Options

Most Glazing graduates work for construction contractors or glazier unions. Glaziers usually work full-time hours during normal day shifts, but many may work weekends depending on the deadlines of construction projects.

Requirements

Before entering the program, students must:

  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Have strong math and reading skills.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.

Credentials

As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.

Students who complete a center-based program in the Construction training area can earn nationally recognized credentials from organizations such as:

  • National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)

Students training in union-affiliated programs can earn a certificate of completion that offers apprenticeship opportunities and on-the-job experience from organizations such as:

  • United Brotherhood of Carpenters (UBC)
  • International Masonry Institute (IMI)
  • International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE)
  • The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT)
  • National Plastering Industry Joint Apprenticeship Trust Fund (NPIJATF)

Glazing Numbers to Know

$37K

National average earning potential for this career

8-12

Months to complete career training program

Expectations

While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:


Attention to detail
Commitment to safety
Cooperation
Dependability
Monitoring skills