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!

Click the link below to view the Joint Apprenticeship Training Center.

Joint Apprenticeship Training School


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