United Union of Roofer, Waterproofers and Allied Workers Local Union 97 - Champaign, IL

Our apprenticeship program is 432 hours of classroom and hands on

training done over 3 years and 4800 hours of on the job training. Class

room hours count towards the 4800 hours of on the job training. Classes

are the entire month of January for a total of 144 hours. The training is in

Decatur, Illinois at The United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied

Workers Local 92 hall located at 234 W Cerro Gordo Street Decatur IL

62522. Apprentices start class after they have worked on the roof for

1000 hours. Apprentices do not get paid for the class but they do get a

daily allowance of 25 dollars a day. Apprentice will learn OSHA 10 and

OSHA 30 requirements along with Rigging and signaling. They will learn

the most up to date roofing, waterproofing, air barrier, green roof and

steep roof systems being installed in the mid-western United States. All of

our Signatory contractors have a big influence on what is being taught.

Apprenticeship and Continuing Training
On-the-job training - hundreds of hours Class room training - hundreds of hours Safety and health training Fall protection training All types of roofing , waterproofing and air barrier training
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Apprentice starting wage is 55% of the journeyperson wage rate receive

wage increases at 480hrs, 1200 hrs, 2400 hrs, 3600 hrs and 4800 hrs

if all classroom and work requirements are met. You also receive employer

paid benefits in the total of $18.84