The International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers is dedicated to providing its signatory contractors with the highest-skilled and best-trained workers in the industry. This begins with training at one of our world-class training centers across North America where we work closely with our members to ensure both apprentices and journeymen receive the most current and up-to-date training available.
Our curriculum is developed and integrated into training centers across North America through the Insulation Industry International Apprentice and Training Fund, which is the training department for the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Union and its signatory contractors. Visit the International Apprentice and Training Fund by clicking here.
Apprenticeships include a minimum four (4) year training program and 6,400 hours of on-the-job training with journeymen insulators, who help the apprentices put their classroom knowledge and skills developed on mock-ups in the training labs, to use in the field through side–by-side professional job supervision.
Your career in the union offers numerous opportunities installing and maintaining mechanical insulation and noise reducing acoustical materials that assist mechanical systems in operating at peak performance and/or specialty metal fabricating designed for unique and complex mechanical systems. This exciting career may also include applying lifesaving firestop technology and removing or abating hazardous materials such as lead and asbestos.