Sheet Metal Workers Local 177 apprenticeship is certified by the Sheet Metal international Training institute ( iti ) and the Department of Labor. It is the goal of our apprenticeship to produce the most highly skilled craftmen in our trade. The apprenticeship is over seen by the local Joint Apprenticeship Training Commitee ( J.A.T.C.) There are six members, 3 from the union and 3 from the companies that have signed a contract with Sheet Metal Workers Local 177. The school is supported with funds deducted from the Sheet Metal Workers negotiated wages. All the members and contractors know that apprentices are the future for both. The apprentices go to school 4 years 144 class hours a year 1 night a week for 4 hours plus a certain amount of work hours on the job. The classes cost apprentices nothing, they are paid for by apprenticeship funds from the membership.This will save thousands of dollars over regular college plus no loans to pay back. After completion of the apprenticeship program the apprentices will receive a Diploma from the ITI certified by the Department of Labor.
Classes are listed below.
1st. year Union History,Safety OSHA 10 hour training and certification, Math, Pattern development and layout. Shop work laying out and making sheet metal fittings.
2nd. year Reading plans and specs. 1st. semester. Forman and leadman training 2nd. semester.
3rd. year Basic computer skills, detailing 2D and 3D using latest cad software.
4th. year Welding Certifications in different materials and forms of welding. Learning to use a CNC burning machine.
The apprenticeship usually opens once a year for applications. Listed below are the qualifications.
1. Must have high school diploma or GED with grade transcripts. Transcripts are not required but you could get exta points for having them.
2. Birth certificate or picture i.d.
3. Must be 18 years old to go to work.
4. The hall will let you know when to come for test and interview.
A point system is used to pick who wil get in the apprenticeship things such as work history and shop classes in school will give you points to add to you overall score. You must show good attitude and come dressed for the interview. You get points for everything.
We have excellent benefits including family coverage insurance with low deductable, eye, dental and retirement plans through both the local and international. We offer excellent pay with pay raises every year based on a percentage of what a journeyman makes.
Ph. (615) 292-0587
International Training Institute