Joint Apprenticeship Training Center

Southeastern Michigan Roofing Contractors Association
Joint Apprenticeship Training Center (JATC)

The Roofers & Waterproofers Local #149 Joint Apprenticeship Training Center located in Oak Park, MI.

The JATC Training Center is a jointly funded and trusted program between Labor and Management ensuring that the school stays at the forefront of the latest innovations in roofing technology.

The school invites any and all Roofing/Waterproofing System Manufacturers to present their products and latest developments in their systems to both our contractors and students. Therefore the customers get the most up to date roof system application they choose for their building.

Classes are held at our state of the art school providing students with classroom and hand on training. That’s right! Our students are not just taught the science behind what they do every day, they learn how to apply what they learned on actual roof mock ups. Our instructors and contractor foremen aid in the practical applications, so they are done correctly before they are on a customer’s facility.

Along with the regular curriculum our instructors also teach unionism, first aid classes, journey person upgrades and OSHA 10 & 30 classes – just to name a few.

Our apprentices are not the only ones going to school, our instructors also attend a program called “Train the Trainer” provided by our International Union, where they learn updated curriculum, exchange information, class ideas, and discuss the changes needed to keep our schools at the forefront in educating the men and women of Roofers Local #149.

This is just a small example of what keeps us ahead of our competition and among the best Roofers and Waterproofers in the world!

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