Information about our program
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 craftsmen in our trade. The apprenticeship is over seen by the local Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee ( 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 for 4 years 176 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.
What you can expect...
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 specifications and Foreman and lead-man training for one semester and Architectural for one 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 takes applications year round and usually opens once a year for applicants to enter the program. Listed below are the qualifications required for apprenticeship. An aptitude test is required by the DOL in order to determine the selection order of applicants. All documents must be turned to the Union Hall before the test can be taken. Applications are currently being accepted. Once your application is accepted you will receive and email giving you information regarding testing. Please arrive at the Union Hall 10 minutes prior to your appointment time on the test day. ALSO, if you do not attend testing you will NOT be considered for the program.
1. Must have high school diploma or GED with grade transcripts. Transcripts are not required but you could get extra points for having them.
2. Birth certificate or state issued picture ID or valid drivers' license, AND a social security card
3. Must be 18 years old to go to work.
A point system is used to pick who will 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 deductible, 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. E.O.E
Phone: (615) 292-0587
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