SLATE Announces Roofers Apprenticeship Info Session

United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers & Allied Workers Local No. 2 is looking for apprentices to work on major construction projects in St. Louis.

January 13, 2014 | 2 min reading time

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 The St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment (SLATE) will conduct a Construction Information Session for job seekers interested in working as a Roofer. The event will take place on Thursday, January 16, at 10 a.m. at SLATE Missouri Career Center (MCC), 1520 Market Street, 1st Floor Conference Room, St. Louis, MO 63103. SLATE has partnered with United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers & Allied Workers Local No. 2 and the Association for Construction Careers, Education and Support Services (ACCESS) to offer this informational event.

At the information session, counselors from the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers & Allied Workers Local No. 2 will explain details of their apprenticeship program, answer questions about the application process, and provide career guidance and networking opportunities.

Roofers begin as pre-apprentices and receive 500 hours of on-the-job training before becoming apprentices. As apprentices, they receive 4,500 hours of on-the-job and classroom training. Apprentices must be at least 18 years old, have a high-school diploma or equivalent, and must participate in an interview when notified.

Roofers install and repair a variety of roofing systems. They also perform waterproofing on roofs, foundations, plaza decks and parking garage floors. Working on top of St. Louis' many buildings, they have been involved in such massive projects as the 10-million-pound roof of the Edward Jones Dome. Many of St. Louis' historic architecture are found in the craftsmanship of roofs – especially on churches. Roofers build and maintain them to this day.

Construction industry sector jobs are predicted to grow significantly between now and 2016. Roofer apprentices will be needed to satisfy the workforce requirements to complete a growing number of major St. Louis area construction projects. Anticipated developments include Ballpark Village, Cortex, BJC Headquarters, Lord & Taylor, Wells Fargo, Mercedes, Northside Regeneration, Carondolet Coke, and The City Walk, among others.

Attendees should bring their resume and dress appropriately. Those not registered with the Missouri Career Centers network will be asked to register onsite. For additional information, please contact Stacey Fowler at


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