Our Program - What is an Apprentice?
The Chicagoland Roofer's Joint Apprenticeship and Training Program is not accepting applications at this time.
An apprentice is a worker who learns a skilled trade through planned, supervised, on-the-job training, related classroom instruction and hands-on training. An apprentice is a regular part of the work force and earns wages while acquiring important skills. The length of our apprenticeship is five years and 5500 on-the-job training hours. At the completion of our program, an apprentice becomes a journeyman, fully qualified to perform the work of the roofing trade and earns the industry top pay for their skill.
Since 1945, our apprentice program has been sponsored jointly by labor and management on the local union level. We serve to provide the highly skilled workforce necessary to apply the quality roofing and waterproofing systems that keep America's buildings dry. Our program is approved by the Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship. We are also approved by The Veterans Administration for VA school benefits to eligible Veterans.
We train our Apprentices for over 135 Union Signatory Contractors, many of which belong to the Chicago Roofing Contractors Association, The Midwest Roofing Contractors Association and the National Roofing contractors Association. Roofers Local #11, which is this country's largest roofing union has over 2200 skilled craftsman to professionally install various roofing and waterproofing systems. Our jurisdiction covers Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin including the Chicago, Joliet, Kankakee, Rockford and Aurora areas.
Chicago Roofers Joint Apprenticeship & Training Program
7045 Joliet Road
Indian Head Park, Illinois 60525