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Utah and Oklahoma Launch Glazier Apprenticeship Programs 

Utal Glass Association Apprenticeship Class of 2022
The Utah Glass Association’s Apprenticeship Class of 2022, with Tom Jackson, President of Steel Encounters, and the Utah Glass Association

From the NGA

The Utah Glass Association recently launched a four-year glazier apprenticeship program that allows glaziers to earn a Journeyman certification recognized countrywide. Approved by the U.S. Department of Labor, the program incorporates NGA’s courses, as well as education and life-skill classes developed by UGA. While the apprentice classes of 2022 and 2023 are at capacity, UGA will begin accepting applications for the class of 2024 in Spring 2020. To learn more, contact Maren Fisher at

The Oklahoma Glazier Apprenticeship Program, OKGAP, under the umbrella of American Subcontractors Association of Oklahoma, also recently launched a three-year glazier hybrid apprenticeship program that is approved by the U.S. Department of Labor. It incorporates the NGA’s glazier apprentice curriculum featuring 33 online courses and six instructional manuals. For information on the OKGAP contact Tami Hasselwander at

The NGA glazier apprentice curriculum offers 432 hours of coursework necessary to meet the classroom requirements of most three-year state and federal apprenticeship programs. For additional information on how to incorporate the curriculum—or courses—into your training program, contact Jenni Chase at

Advocacy, Fabrication and Code Discussions to Top Annual Conference Agenda

Preview of Upcoming Events

  • Thirsty Thursday webinar
    Preventing Scratches and Edge Damage
    Dec. 12, 2019
  • Annual Conference
    Jan. 13-15, 2020
    La Jolla, CA
  • Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) Conference
    March 1-3, 2020
    Nashville, TN
  • NGA Technical Conference
    July 28-30, 2020
  • GlassBuild
    AmericaSept. 15-17, 2020
    Las Vegas

The 2020 NGA Annual Conference heads to La Jolla, California, Jan. 13-15, where the Advocacy, Fabrication, and Forming Committees will gather to discuss leading industry topics and challenges.

Top priority for the Advocacy Committee is identifying new ways to advocate for glass materials among stakeholders and the broader construction industry, as well as mobilizing a “strike team” to respond to immediate concerns. Other topics to be addressed include glass recycling and methods for tracking glass racks, both of which can lead to increased operational efficiencies. The Fabricating and Forming Committees will meet to address items relevant to decorative, energy, fire-rated, insulating, laminating, protective glazing and tempering applications. The technical and codes team will also provide the latest updates to the technical resources available within the industry and the results from the most recent ICC hearings.

For networking activities, attendees will be able to participate in a round of golf at Torrey Pines, one of the top four courses in the country that is set to host the U.S. Open in 2021. The conference will also include the 5th annual Fun Run/Walk.