What being a Roofer is about

Roofers specialize in protecting a variety of different types of buildings from water intrusion ultimately preventing damage to the structure and its contents. The commercial and industrial Roofer works predominantly in the built-up type or the single-ply category.  Composition shingles, tile, slate, and metal roofs are commonly applied in most residential settings, but they are also sometimes used in the commercial and industrial settings.  With the exception of the waterproofing of some walls, Roofers work mostly outside and at great heights and only shut down operations in extreme weather conditions.  A Roofer must not be afraid of heights, and must always be aware and alert to the dangers of falling.  

General Qualifications

  • Age 18 or older
  • Minimum Education.
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Must be able to pass drug screen
  • Good physical condition
  • Recommended High School Courses: General Math, General Science

Roofers Apprenticeship Program

  • Length of Indentureship (Apprenticeship): 4.5 years
  • Length of classroom instruction: 466 total hours

How to Apply

Applications may be obtained by appointment Monday through Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Roofers Joint Apprenticeship & Training Center
22990 Ardmore Trail
South Bend, IN 46628
Phone: (574) 968-5500