Glaziers cut and install all types and sizes of glass such as plate glass, custom glass, window glass, obscure glass, mirrors and leaded glass panels and curtain wall. They also fit and install aluminum entrances, sidelights and show windows, as well as plastic and porcelain panels in metal and wood frames.
An electrician lays out, installs and tests electrical fixtures, and installs electrical wire systems, systems used to provide heat, light, power, and air conditioning, and refrigeration in homes, office buildings, factories, hospitals, and schools. He or she also installs conduit and connects electrical machinery, equipment and controls.
The electrician uses a wide variety of hand tools to perform his tasks.
The journeyman electrician must master both mechanical and technical skills. This craftsman must understand the use of meters and specialized testing equipment, be adept at trouble shooting and understand the theory behind the transmission of electrical energy.
Glaziers often work outdoors, sometimes in inclement weather. Their work can, at times, result in injuries as they work with sharp tools and may need to remove broken glass. They must be prepared to lift heavy glass panels and work on scaffolding, sometimes at great heights. Glaziers do a considerable amount of bending, kneeling, lifting and standing during the installation process.
- Must be 18 years of age or older.
- Must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent.
- Good physical condition – Must be able to perform work of the trades
- Must meet minimum qualifications for application.
- Must submit a completed application and a high school diploma or GED equivalent.
- Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation and a good driving record.
- Initiation fee is required.
Terms of apprenticeship training
- Length of program – 4 years.
- Related training – Minimum of 144 hours of classroom instruction and 1,500 work hours a year.
Recommended high school courses
- General mathematics, along with algebra.
- Drafting or mechanical drawing.
- General science.
How do I enroll?
First, you need to complete an application by applying online or applying at one of our training facilities. Applicants are required to meet the following entry-level requirements:
- 18 years old.
- High school diploma or High School Equivalency Diploma (formerly GED).
- Valid Indiana driver’s license.
- Reliable transportation.
- Pass a drug screen.
Once you have completed your application, you will be contacted at a later date for testing and an interview.
2122 Dr. Martin Luther King St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Gary, IN 46409