Sheet Metal is Everywhere!
Look around you. In your community, you can see hundreds of examples of sheet metal craftsmanship. In office buildings, churches, store fronts, restaurants, shopping malls, schools and everywhere you see construction going on.
Sheet metal workers do a variety of jobs. They design, fabricate and install heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. They use computers to fabricate sheet metal products. They design and create a variety of architectural details like brass and copper ornamentation, columns, skylights, signs and metal ceilings. Some of them are also taught safe and proper methods of asbestos abatement.
Real World Skills
A sheet metal apprenticeship allows you to learn a craft while working and earning an income. The SMWIA Sheet Metal Apprenticeship Program offers a well-rounded mix of classroom education, hands-on learning and on-the-job training. Our apprenticeship instructors teach you to apply the skills and knowledge learned in the classroom to your job. And what you learn on the job will reinforce what you learn on the classroom.
Your training does not have to stop once you graduate from the apprenticeship program. As a journeyperson Union Sheet Metal Worker, you can enroll in classes to master new skills and techniques that will make you a more marketable and employable craftsman. SMWIA Sheet Metal Workers are among the highest paid and respected tradespeople within the building construction industry.
Earn while you learn!
Unlike the high costs of college, your sheet metal apprenticeship program will not cost you a cent as long as you work for Union sheet metal contractors. In fact, you’ll get paid while you learn the craft. You’ll receive a pay raise every twelve months during your apprenticeship as long as you maintain a high standard of learning in the classroom and on the job.
Sheet Metal Workers’ Local Union 25 will negotiate with your employer to secure decent wages, safe and healthy work places, medical and retirement benefits, vacation and sick leave and a variety of other important benefits. After you complete the apprenticeship program, the Union will help you maintain employment with one of the thousands of sheet metal contractors who covet the skills of our graduates.
For more information on apprenticeship programs, click here.
Why should you consider becoming a Sheet Metal Professional?
Searching for the perfect career for YOU?
Choosing a career can be overwhelming. Should you go to college? Get a job? Enter a trade school? Apply for an apprenticeship program?
Whatever you decide, you owe it to yourself and to your future to thoroughly investigate each option, including a sheet metal apprenticeship sponsored by a Local Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee and administered by local representatives of the Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association (SMWIA) and the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA).
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