Scope of Work - Roofers specialize in putting roofs on buildings and other structures to make them waterproof and weatherproof.  They apply composition shingles, tile, slate and composition roofs.  They use modern equipment to handle their materials, thereby lessening the physical exertion that was formerly required.  Roofers are also called to waterproof and damp-proof walls and other building surfaces.


Working Conditions - With the exception of waterproofing of some walls, the roofers work outdoors in all kinds of weather and only shut down operations when the weather becomes too severe.  Most of the time they work on the top of buildings installing roofing materials.  In their work, they do a great deal of climbing, kneeling, standing and walking.



Apprenticeship Requirements


Length of Program - 3-year apprenticeship, classes one day a week (September through May).


Requirements - To apply, must be employed by a union contractor and be a member for minimum of 800 hours.  Then, contractor may refer to apprenticeship program.


Courses Required - Safety, First Aid and CPR, Math, Small Engine Repair, Roofing Systems, Estimating, Time Management, Blueprint Reading, and Personal Financial Planning


Roofers and Waterproofers Local 70 Apprentice School

Mark Woodward, Training Coordinator

1451 Old Pinckney Road

Howell, MI 48843

(517) 548-4839

FAX (517) 548-5398



Territories Covered:  Muskegon, Mecosta, Newaygo, Oceana, Hillsdale, Jackson, Livingston, Washtenaw, Ingham, Eaton, Clinton, Branch, Calhoun, Barry, St.Joseph, Kalamazoo, Van Buren, Ionia, Kent, Ottawa, Montcalm, Lake, Mason.


Roofers Local 149 Apprentice School

Brain Gregg, Apprentice Coordinator

10621 Capital

Oak Park , MI 48237

(248) 543-3847

FAX (248) 543-3871


Mark Peterson, Career Opportunity Consultant - (248) 543-3847


Toledo Area Roofers & Waterproof Industry JATC

Northwest Ohio Construction Education Center

4535 Hill Avenue

Toledo, Ohio 43615-5301

(419) 531-5911

FAX (419) 531-4392


Territories Covered:  Monroe and Lenawee.