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The Union Sheet Metal Industry Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (J.A.T.C.) is a labor-management commission that funds and administers the Union Sheet Metal Industry’s world-class, certified and accredited Apprenticeship and Journeyman-Upgrade training programs.

Training of the SMIP workforce is conducted primarily in the state-of-the-art, 32,000-square-foot Sheet Metal Training Center. With the Center, SMIP has the ability to train apprentices and journeymen sheet metal workers to enter the industry right away with the most up-to-date skills and knowledge available.

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APPRENTICESHIP

“Earn While You Learn”
Apprentice selection into the Union Sheet Metal Industry’s apprenticeship program is a rigorous process, including applications, testing and interviews before being accepted by the J.A.T.C.

Throughout the 5-year training program, apprentices spend about 200 hours each year in the classrooms and go through about 1,600 hours annually of on-the-job field training alongside experienced journeyman sheet metal workers from Local 33.

The program’s national curriculum is developed by the International Training Institute by industry professionals, who are trainers in the field.

Apprentices are paid while they are being trained, learning a trade under an unsurpassed construction-trades training system.

SAFETY TRAINING

Sheet Metal Workers Local 33 makes the SAFETY and TRAINING of its members a priority, so that they are protected on the job at all times and are the very best at what they do.

The Sheet Metal Training Center provides all of its students with thorough safety training, requiring them to pass through the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s 10- and 30-hour training programs.

COLLEGE CREDIT

The Sheet Metal J.A.T.C. program also partners with Owens Community College in Toledo to offer college credits to apprentices while they are training.