Great Job to our Local 25 Apprentice Participants for the Local Apprentice Contest

Pictured from left to right:

Julian Ortiz, 4th Year Winner

Carlos Moreno, 2nd Year Winner

​Paul Farkas, 3rd Year Winner

Eric Flores, 2nd Year Participant

​Matthew McAlarney, 3rd Year Participant

​Evan Barry, 2nd Year Participant

Taylor Dauber, 4th Year Participant

​Dominick Favorito, 2nd Year Participant

​Christian Broughton, 4th Year Participant

​Patrick Smith, Apprentice Instructor

Construction Industry Career Day

May 29 & 30, 2018

NJ Convention & Expo Center, ​Edison, NJ

Apprentice School

Application Distribution starts March 4, 2019

Applications must be picked up by the Applicant at:
Sheet Metal Workers Local Union No.25 - JATC
440 Barell Avenue — Carlstadt, New Jersey 07072
(201) 507-0333, Ext. 127 —

Monday - Thursday, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Application Deadline is April 18, 2019

For more information click here

NJ Building & Construction Trades honor our Veterans, Helmets 2 Hardhats Apprentices.

April 12, 2017

Pictured: Jose Pina, Eli Robbins, and Willian Carpio

Congratulations to Julian Ortiz, Paul Farkas and Carlos Moreno our Local 25 representatives for the 2017 Regional Apprentice Contest in Pittsburgh on March 10th & 11th.

​Julian Ortiz (4th Year) Placed overall 3rd Place

​Paul Farkas (3rd Year) Placed overall 5th Place

​Carlos Moreno (2nd Year) Placed overall 1st Place

​We are extremely proud of you all.  All three of you did a great job representing Local 25.

Congratulations to our 8th Term Apprentices who just completed their last week of school. 

Front Row Left to Right:

Yefry Garcia, Julian Ortiz, Andreas Taburas, Shane Spencer, & Patrick Smith (Apprentice Instructor)

Back Row Left to Right:

Stephen Rega, Curtis Ellis, Ryan Lipari, Ernie Wunder, Lawrence Muniz, Jarold Beato, Christian Broughton, & Bryan Dobson.


2016 Regional Apprentice Contest - March 18th & 19th - Philadelphia, PA

​Congratulations to Paul Farkas, 2nd Year; ​Julian Ortiz, 3rd Year; ​Patrick Smith, Jr., 4th Year

Quarterly Apprentice Meeting

​Wednesday, March 13, 2019,

at​5:00 PM

Phone:  (201) 507-0330

440 Barell Avenue, Carlstadt, NJ 07072

The Apprentice Training Program is a program where the apprentice is given the opportunity to earn while learning a trade. The Apprentice receives school training, as well as on-the-job training, for four years before graduating and becoming a Journeyperson.

Apprentices are required to attend school one week every three months, in a daytime program, and are paid by their contractor/employer while they are attending school.

Click the links above under the "Apprentices" tab for more information on our Apprentice Calendar, the Requirements for becoming an Apprentice, the Apprentice Application Form, and our Apprentice School Rules and Requirements.

Congratulations to Paul Farkas, Carlos Moreno, and Joshua Merrill our Local 25 representatives for the 2018 Atlantic Apprentice Contest in Washington, D.C. on March 9th & 10th.

​Paul Farkas (4th Year) Placed overall 1st Place

​Carlos Moreno (3rd Year) Placed overall 5th Place

​Joshua Merrill (2nd Year) Placed overall 2nd Place

​We are extremely proud of you all.  All three of you did a great job representing Local 25.

Apprenticeship Wages Benefits, and Advancement
Apprentices start out at 35% of our Journeyperson wage package which is $14.44 per hour, plus $14.44 in fringe benefits, under the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

The work week consists of 40 hours; any work in excess of 8 hours per day and Saturday is paid at the rate of time and one-half; Sundays and holidays are paid at double time. There is a vacation fund included in the wage structure. There are no paid holidays.

Apprentices are required to attend 160 hours per year of related instruction for four years, provided by the Joint Apprentice and Training Committee, in a daytime program located at the J.A.T.C. Training Center at 440 Barell Avenue, Carlstadt, NJ. Apprentices are paid by their contractor/employer while they are attending apprentice day school. Fringe benefit contributions are made by the employer on behalf of apprentices to the following funds:

  • Vacation Fund
  • Health & Welfare Fund
  • Pension Fund
  • Annuity Fund
  • Education Fund
  • Local & National Industry Fund
  • National Training Fund

After the first year, and every twelve (12) months thereafter, upon successful completion of two (2) terms, apprentices are advanced both terms and receive a 10% pay raise.

Sheet Metal Workers’ Local Union 25 maintains jurisdiction over the work being performed in Bergen, Hudson, Passaic, Morris, Somerset, Sussex, Essex and Union Counties in Northern New Jersey.

For more information on apprenticeship programs, contact: (201) 507-0333, Ext. 127 or email