Glazier

WHAT YOU DO

Have you ever found yourself staring out the window wondering what you want to do with your life? Maybe you’re looking right at it. A Glazier cut, fit and installed that window. Windows are definitely a big part of the job, but Glaziers also build glass walls, furniture and most other things made with glass.

As a Glazier, you’ll need to have a keen eye for details in order to measure precisely and detect the subtle flaws in what other people just look through. Glaziers have excellent dexterity and strength to lift awkward-sized glass. They’re also careful drivers and aren’t afraid of heights.

Program details


WHAT YOU LEARN

  • How to measure, mark and cut glass
  • How to tint glass and create patterns through etching, sandblasting and painting
  • How to prepare and install specialty items like skylights, aquariums and stained glass
  • How to fabricate metal frames for glass installation
  • How to replace glass in furniture and other products
  • How to assemble, erect and dismantle scaffolds, rigging and hoisting equipment

WHO YOU WORK FOR

Put your skills as a Glazier to work for a construction company, glass manufacturer or furniture producer, or start your own company.

Types of Workplaces

  • Construction Firms
  • Glass Installation Contractors
  • Fabrication Shops
  • Retail Service and Repair Shops
  • Self Employed

WHO YOU’LL WORK WITH

When a window gets broken or needs to be installed, a Glazier is there to handle the measurement, cutting, preparation and installation. You will be paired with an experienced Glazier who will show you how to handle, repair and install glass for architectural, commercial or residential use.

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Builders are

ATHLETIC, COLLABORATIVE, MATHEMATICAL, PRECISE, TACTILE

Critical Skills

  • Use of specialized tools and equipment
  • Performing fundamental glazing tasks
  • Fabrication and installation of commercial systems
  • Installation of residential systems
  • Fabrication and installation of specialty glass and products

Earn

$44K - $53K annually
$15.00 - $32.00 hourly

Work

  • 40
  • hours per week
    mostly weekdays

A Builder's Story

A day in the life of a trade apprentice

Kirsten Libby, 20

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Penticton, BC

How to get started

ITA Youth Trade Programs let you get started in a trade while you’re still in high school. That means you could be working in your field, learning from experts and earning a paycheque — all before you graduate.