Schwickert’s and Texas Southernmost College have partnered to introduce a brand-new Commercial Roofing Pre-Apprentice Program, running for its 3rd session May 16-27.

The Commercial Roofing Pre-Apprentice Program is an 80-hour, two-week, non-credit training program designed to provide graduates with the skills necessary to gain employment as an entry-level Commercial Roofer.

Schwickert’s Tecta America Quality Assurance, Field Trainer Ray Oman is be the lead instructor for the Roofing Pre-Apprentice Program and is one of only 15 qualified trainers and assessors through the National Roofing Contractors Association nationwide.

“The hands-on training this program provides, and the skill set students will gain sets them up for success,” said Oman. “By the end of the program they will have the foundation they need to apply the roofing systems they’ve learned, with plenty of room and opportunity to grow with Schwickert’s.”

  • Pay ranges from $18 to $20 an hour and includes a complete benefits package.
  • Program graduates will be required to relocate to either Minnesota or Kansas.

The Commercial Roofing Pre-Apprentice Program cost is $595 per student.

Scholarships are currently available on a first come first serve basis!

For more information on TSC’s Roofing Pre-Apprentice Program, contact Workforce Training and Continuing Education at 956-295-3724 or visit, Workforce Training & Continuing Education Programs