Sheet Metal Career
Not that long ago… the ticket to a good job was a degree from a two or four year college program. Now, with tuition skyrocketing and employment opportunities shrinking, the American job market has become much more challenging and the American Dream has been harder to reach. Today, securing a good, well-paying job requires the hands-on skills and technical training that can take you to the top of your field. At 160 unionized state-of-the-art training centers across the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada you’ll attend classes, participate in labs while receiving on-the-job training in four to five-year programs in your choice of nine different rewarding career paths. Not only will you receive the very best possible education and training you need to succeed, as an apprentice you’ll earn up to twenty dollars an hour plus benefits while you learn– up to fifty dollars an hour plus benefits as a journeyman—and best of all, you’ll graduate with no tuition debt. Union Sheet Metal Workers earn double the income of the average construction worker, while over 80 percent of the construction contractors and shop owners operating in the sheet metal industry today began their careers as a union sheet metal apprentice. Famous icons such as the New Year’s Eve ball in Times Square, the flame atop the Statute of Liberty and Charles Lindbergh’s Spirit of St Louis were fabricated and installed by SMART members. The modern sheet metal industry has a serious need for more skilled and highly motivated workers. SMART has over 170 Joint Apprenticeship Training Centers (JATCs) located throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico to meet the challenges of a rapidly growing and changing industry. Each year, thousands of new apprentices enlist at these local facilities for a chance at a rewarding career. New apprentices get on the job training in conjunction with classroom learning. This combination provides you with an apprenticeship that not only teaches you new occupational skills, but it also arms you with the latest and most cutting edge technology and tools that will take you wherever you want to go. Visit the Sheet Metal International Training Institute to start a new, rewarding career in one of North America’s most dynamic industries. Nowhere else will you be able to earn while you learn. You can also contact us for more information on starting a career in the sheet metal industry.