Glazier and Glassworker

Glaziers and glassworkers select, cut and install various types of glass.

Glaziers and Glassworkers

Explore the world of advanced glass technology. Glaziers and glass workers (also known as architectural glass and metal technicians) work with one of the most fascinating, versatile materials of all – glass. 

An IUPAT Glazing Apprenticeship will teach you to  master glass selection, handling, cutting, installation, and replacement. Gain commercial expertise in storefronts, curtain walls, room dividers, and security windows. Enhance residences with energy-efficient window glass, mirrors, shower doors, tabletops, and display cases. 

As a glass expert, you’ll install intricate retail displays, skyline-altering high-rise curtain walls, and more.


Glazier and Glassworker Apprenticeship

An IUPAT Glazier and Glassworker Apprenticeship offers on-the-job training and classroom instruction.

Hybrid Learning Approach

Hybrid Learning Apprenticeship: Classroom and on-the-job learning.  Minimum 144 hours of classroom and mandated on-the-job hours per year.

Classroom Learning

Curriculum: Union introduction, finishing trades, health & safety, leadership, and professional development. Minimum 144 hours of classroom instruction.

On-the-Job Learning

Apprentice Curriculum: Union introduction, finishing trades, safety, leadership/professional development.

Assessment: hands-on/written tests, job performance.

Web-based Learning

Access all training material instantly through the secure web-based Learning Management System (LMS). Administer, document, track, and report on training programs, events, e-learning, and content.


A typical apprenticeship lasts three years or more.

Pay and Benefits

Pay and Benefits

Great Pay

Advance your career with training and immediate pay/benefits. Earn While You Learn. Start building your desired life without school debt.

The average pay for an IUPAT glazier and glassworker is 12 percent above the national average.

Great Benefits

  • Health Insurance
  • Pension
  • Training & Skill Development
  • Retirement Saving Opportunities

Training for a Lifetime

IUPAT members have access to continuous training to stay current in their craft. Stay ahead of the curve, advance throughout your career, and remain in high demand.



I got into IUPAT and it’s the best choice I’ve made in my life. I go to bed feeling good about myself, knowing that I’ve got a career now and that our union helped build the man I am today.
Robert Nelson, DC 10/LU 1778
I went from having nothing, literally nothing, to being able, through our union’s apprenticeship program, to make a life for myself and then show others that there’s a way out and you don’t have to settle.
Michael Casey, DC 77/LU 437
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