As a glazier (architectural glass and metal technician), you’ll select, cut and install all types of glass
Glaziers work with one of the most fascinating, versatile materials of all – glass. And today’s glass is so advanced, it can even adjust to the weather to control temperatures. As a glazing apprentice, you’ll learn how to select, safely handle, cut, install and replace all types of glass; and weld metal framework to support glass walls.
Your commercial expertise will include installing and replacing glass storefronts; creating metal framework; installing glass panels or curtain walls and installing interior room dividers and security windows. Your residential expertise will include replacing window glass to improve energy efficiency, installing glass mirrors and shower doors, and fitting glass for tabletops and display cases.
After completing your training, you’ll be an expert in working with glass, from cutting shelving for an intricate retail display to installing energy saving curtain walls on a skyline-altering high-rise.
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The next game-changer is to be able to reach the youth in our schools. They are the next generation of IUPAT members, and we need to ensure our organization is a career option they are familiar with as they graduate high school. They need to know we offer an accredited apprenticeship program and an associate’s degree while receiving a debt-free education and work in an industry that will provide for their family. Knowing this will make the IUPAT the preferred choice for their future.Brian Courtien
District Council 51
Former Director of Apprenticeship and Training for Finishing Trades Institute of Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC
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