We Build Glaziers
As a glazier, you will work on various types of glass installations, ranging from skyscraper curtain walls to residential windows. You will use your skills to measure and cut glass to fit a specific area, secure it into place, and then apply finishing touches, such as caulking or weatherproofing. The job requires precise measurements, an eye for detail, and a strong understanding of safety practices.
Glaziers work in a variety of settings, including construction sites, commercial buildings, and residential properties. You may also work on repairing or replacing existing glass structures, such as storefronts or skylights. Glaziers may work at heights, requiring you to climb scaffolding or operate lifts to reach your work area. The work environment can range from outdoor construction sites to indoor commercial settings.
In the apprenticeship program, you will learn a range of skills to prepare you for a career as a glazier. This includes learning about different types of glass, glazing techniques, and how to safely handle and install glass in various settings. You will also learn about the tools and equipment needed for the job, including glass cutters, suction cups, and lifting equipment. In addition, you will learn how to read and interpret blueprints and construction drawings. As a glazier, you can look forward to a challenging and rewarding career that allows you to work with your hands, create beautiful structures, and contribute to the built environment.
How can I Prepare?
To prepare for a career in the Glaziers, it is recommended that high school students focus on taking courses in mathematics, particularly algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. They should also consider taking courses in blueprint reading, drafting, and construction technology to gain an understanding of how buildings and structures are constructed. Participation in a building trades CTE program can also be beneficial as it provides hands-on experience and practical skills that are necessary for success in the trade. Additionally, strong communication skills, both written and verbal, are essential for working effectively with clients, colleagues, and contractors. By taking these steps to prepare, individuals can increase their chances of being accepted into the Glaziers apprenticeship program and setting themselves up for a rewarding and fulfilling career.