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Union Glaziers handle, cut, prepare and install glass and products where glass would normally be used. They also build and install windows for showcases, store fronts, skylights, security and protection, shower and bath tub enclosures, art glass, storefronts, mirrors, and window and curtain walls. Other tasks involve fabrication and installation of metal materials and sealants related to windows and other glaziers’ work.


LengthNot available
Benefits for ApprenticesMedical, dental and vision care for worker and
dependants after working 130 hours per month.
Vacation and pension available immediately
Minimum age18
Education prerequisitesHigh School Graduate, GED or equivalent
Physical requirementsMust be able to perform physical tasks and activities
related to trade
Additional requirementsYou must bring the following items the day of the exam
in order to apply for entry to the program
valid California Drivers License and
your valid Social Security Card
Written or oral entry examsYes written and Oral exam
Subjects studied by ApprenticesGlass Cutting & Fabrication
Power Tool & Scaffold Safety
Shop Machinery
Aerial Lift Certifi cation
Forklift Certifi cation
Solvents & Hazardous Materials
Rigging & Hoisting/Safety Glazing Codes
Sealants, Application, Fabrication & Testing
Basic Math & Measuring
Blueprint Reading/Transits & Levels
Fabrication of Storefronts
Mirrors & Job Layout
Spandrel & Architectural Panel System
Security Glazing/Aluminum Entrances
Revolving Doors
Structural Glazing/Locks & Bolts
Hinges, Pivots & Closures
Panic Hardware/Curtain Wall Layout
First Aid, CPR, Automated External
Defi brillator Certifi cation


Contact: The District Council 16 Journeyman& Apprentice Training Alex Beltran – Director of Training 865 Stillwater, Unit 7 West Sacramento, CA 95605.

Applications: You must make an appointment in advance to be able to register for the program. You may appear on a scheduled test date by 8:00 am to see if space is available that day. There is no guarantee you will be allowed to test that day. You may contact the administrative offices.

How do new apprentices get their first job? The applicant must seek his/her own employment from participating employers, after meeting the qualifications to enter an apprenticeship program Other allied trades with apprenticeship programs See Painters and Carpet, Linoleum & Soft Tile Workers in this book.