Show Me the Money! Breaking In to the Roofing Industry (Enhanced DVD)
This program is shot on location at training centers and job sites, and it includes interviews with journeymen and apprentice roofers. It shows the opportunities, rewards, and the various challenges associated with a career in roofing. Anyone who is trying to attract young, ambitious and smart people to the profession will find this program to be a useful tool in doing so. There is a detailed overview of the different levels of training that are associated with licensed roofing. Some of the training can include exam preparation, materials, and instructions in blueprints, as well as classroom training sessions. Several different important topics are covered including pay scales, diversity, career choices, safety, and the importance of having a good work ethic. Filmed in Canada. (20 minutes)
Segments in this video include:
What Is a Typical Roofer? (02:58) – Roofing was previously associated with poorly changed men but the profession has changed.
"Typical Roofers R Us" (01:01) – Roofers are often very satisfied with their jobs and offer several reasons why.
Women on the Roof (01:17) – Women who enter into the roofing profession find that it pays more than other typical jobs.
What Do Employers Want? (01:35) – Roofing employers want workers who show up on time and can pull their weight.
Roofing: Apprenticeship Program (05:53) – The training takes three years and a lot of it is hands on experience. There are three levels of training.
After the Apprenticeship Program (00:39) – Roofers can move into the foreman’s position after about three or four years in an apprenticeship.
Show Me the Money! Breaking In to the Roofing Industry