Learn More about our Apprenticeship Program
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RALEIGH, N.C. (February 27, 2012) – Baker Roofing Company, a full-service building envelope contractor, announced today that it is offering an apprenticeship program to provide qualified military veterans with on-the-job training and experience in the roofing industry. Baker has registered the program with both the North Carolina Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Labor. The program is available at Baker locations across the Southeast. “The United States military veteran unemployment rates are staggering. We have men and women who are returning from service overseas that simply cannot find employment despite their qualifications and experience,” said Brendan Hale, the director of career development for Baker Roofing Company. “This program is an excellent way for individuals to receive on-the-job training and transition to a viable career path. The Baker team is grateful for the opportunity to support the deserving veterans who have served our country.”
Baker Roofing’s program consists of three years of on-the-job training as well as 432 hours of related classroom instruction. Apprentices have the opportunity to serve as wage-earning employees while learning and developing the high-level skills and technical knowledge required in the roofing industry. Upon completion of the program, apprentices receive nationally recognized journey worker credentials and will be prepared to advance into project management positions. Qualifying veterans may be eligible for G.I. Bill benefits and compensation, as well as the military’s Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH).
“It is a privilege to have the opportunity to work alongside the skilled tradesmen at Baker, and I have enjoyed and appreciate the education I have received so far,” said Cole Jones, former Army Specialist, and a current Baker apprentice. “I look forward to earning my credentials and having the skills necessary to succeed in this field.”
“At Baker, our dedication to ‘Always Good Work’ is made possible through the efforts of our dedicated team of professionals, so we are very excited about the potential that this program offers,” added Hale. More information on Baker’s Apprenticeship Program can be found here.
Who will perform the work, employees or subcontractors?
We utilize both options for different jobs. For example, a shingle reroof will typically be handled by a sub-crew, overseen by one of Baker Roofing’s dedicated project managers.
What makes Baker Roofing different from other roofing companies?
Our crews have a strong work ethic and get the job done mentality. While efficiency is one of our priorities, here at Baker we believe the job is not truly completed until the final walkthrough occurs and the customer is satisfied.
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