Roofers 185 – Charleston

Apprenticeship Opportunities

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Roofers Union Local 185 JATC Training Facility

3130 7th Avenue
Charleston, WV 25312

Apprenticeship Coordinator: Bruce Hysell


Roofers 185 – Charleston

Roofers Local 185 apprenticeship program is sponsored by both labor and management and supplies employers with highly skilled workers who apply quality roofing and waterproofing systems that keep America’s buildings dry.
Apprentices learn their craft by training on the job (paid) under proper supervision and by studying technical subjects related to the roofing trade at the training center.  Once apprentices have learned the practical and technical aspects of the work, they graduate to journeyperson status.
Roofers Local 185 takes in applications year-round through WorkForce WV.  Apprentices are accepted on an as needed basis.
Roofers Local Union 185 represents members throughout 20 Counties in Southern West Virginia as well as parts of Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky who apply all types of roofing and waterproofing systems, including but not limited to: all low-sloped roofing systems, structural waterproofing, steep-sloped roofing systems and air barrier applications.
Our goal is to provide the safest and best-trained roofers in the industry for our signatory contractors with an emphasis on training, safety and cooperation.
Roofing apprenticeship programs generally run for three to five years with a total of 432 classroom hours and 6,000 work hours.
Minimum Requirements:

Must be at least 18 years of age. There is no maximum age.
Must have a high school diploma or GED.
Must have a valid driver’s license.
Must be able to pass a pre-apprenticeship drug screening.
Applicant must be in good health and physically able to perform all phases of work.
There are no specific educational requirements to enter the program, however applicants must be able to read and speak English in order to comprehend instruction and to insure safety on the job.
Applicants must be prepared to work at extreme heights and on sloping surfaces.
Applicants must be prepared to lift heavy materials and equipment.
Applicants must be willing to travel.
Applicants must reside in one of the following counties: Boone, Cabell, Clay, Fayette, Greenbrier, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, McDowell, Mercer, Mingo, Monroe, Nicholas, Putnam, Raleigh, Summers, Wayne, Webster, Wyoming. For Virginia, Ohio or Kentucky counties contact the program.

The recruitment, selection, employment and training of apprentices shall be without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin or sex.  The JATC will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate this apprenticeship program as required under Title 29, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 30.