Apprenticeship

Sheet Metal Workers International Association Local 22 Apprenticeship Training Program is dedicated to excellence in Unionized Sheet Metal Training. In order to provide a qualified union workforce for all signatory contractors and meet the changing needs of the Sheet Metal Industry, Local 22 strives to provide the best training to all motivated individuals who have chosen to pursue a career in the unionized Sheet Metal Industry.

Apprentices take part in a five year program that requires 825 hours of intensive classroom and shop instruction, and 10,000 hours of on-the-job-training with contractors that are signatory with Local 22. Classroom and shop instruction is conducted by highly qualified Local 22 member instructors that carry various levels of trade related certifications.

All classroom and shop training takes place at Local 22 Training Center, which is recognized by the International Training Institute as having achieved a Gold Level Accreditation. Classroom training will include sheet metal mathematics and layout, sheet metal fabrication, reading blueprints, plans and specifications, computer drafting, health and safety, and welding. The training centers weld shop is an American Welding Society Accredited Test Facility.

General Apprenticeship Information

AGE:  Applicants must be 18 years of age

EDUCATION:  High School Graduate, or possesses a certificate of equivalency, GED

SUBSTANTIATING DOCUMENTS REQUIRED WHEN MAKING APPLICATION:
  • Copy of Birth Certificate
  • Copy of High School Diploma or GED
  • Transcript of High School Courses
  • Copy of Honorable military Discharge Where Applicable
  • Valid Drivers License

MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Those individuals that are accepted as starting apprentices will be required to present a medical statement as proof of their physical well being, as well as pass a drug test prior to job placement.

Important Apprenticeship Documents