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Glazing

CONSTRUCTION

Description

A glazier is a skilled tradesman whose profession is cutting, installing, and removing glass. People in this career pathway work with various forms of glass including laminated, tempered, reflective, and wire-embedded glass. They also work with mirrors, pre-assembled glass panels, and plastic and similar glass substitutes.

Career Details

Skills

Students in are trained in the following subject areas:

  • Identifying and using different glazing materials and coatings
  • Installing glass in storefronts, doors, windows, ceilings, and more
  • Setting up and using welding equipment to combine and cut pieces of glass
  • Reading and interpreting blueprints or specifications to determine which types of glass to use and how to install them
  • Understanding the criteria of LEED, the national green building standard, and how it relates to blueprints, windows, and types of glass
  • Creating and installing metal or glass moldings

Career Options

Career Options

Most Glazing graduates work for construction contractors or glazier unions. Glaziers usually work full-time hours during normal day shifts, but many may work weekends depending on the deadlines of construction projects.

Requirements

Before entering the program, students must:

  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Have strong math and reading skills.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.

Credentials

As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.

Expectations

While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:

  • Attention to detail
  • Commitment to safety
  • Cooperation
  • Dependability
  • Monitoring skills

Glazing Numbers to Know

$37K

National average earning potential for this career

8-12

Months needed to complete career training

3

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