Careers In Construction
Sheet Metal Worker (Updated June 2009)
Sheet Metal Workers fabricate and install heating, air-conditioning and ventilation. They also work in industrial plants, install architectural sheet metal and perform specialty fabrication.
Length of Apprenticeship:
Apprentices attend school every ten weeks and then receive on-the-job training for nine weeks.
Five (5) yearsMinimum of 1,000 hours of classroom instruction.
Must be at least 17 years old.
Pre-Apprentice: 30% of journeyman wage
Pre-Apprentice (after 90 days): 35% of journeyman wage
Year 11st 6 months: 40% of journeyman wage
2nd 6 months: 45% of journeyman wage
Year 21st 6 months: 50% of journeyman wage
2nd 6 months: 55% of journeyman wage
Year 31st 6 months: 60% of journeyman wage
2nd 6 months: 65% of journeyman wage
Year 41st 6 months: 70% of journeyman wage
2nd 6 months: 75% of journeyman wage
Year 51st 6 months: 80% of journeyman wage
2nd 6 months: 85% of journeyman wage
Journeyman Level: 100% of journeyman wage
Health & Welfare, Annuity, Savings Plan, Pension.
Must have a high school diploma or a G.E.D. Certificate.
Must present a birth certificate.
Must have a valid drivers license.
Must have military discharge papers, if applicable.
Must pass an aptitude test.
Must pass a drug test.
Complete application and pay a $20 fee. (Applications are available once a year usually, in February.)
Sheet Metal Workers work in all types of conditions, both indoors and out.
Recommended Preparatory Classes:
Mathematics, trigonometry, blueprint reading, computer, drafting and shop classes.
Must be physically able to perform the work of the trade.
(Helpful, but not necessary for acceptance.) Previous employment in construction or experience with computers and drafting would be beneficial.
Submit all necessary documents.
Take and pass an aptitude exam.
Take and pass a drug screening.
Applicants, after completing the above, will be ranked by their results in three areas. These are: education, work experience and math/language skills.
The top 100 applicants will be placed on an eligibility list from which apprentices will be selected.
Sheet Metal Workers Local 265 Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee
205 Alexandria Way
Carol Stream, Illinois 60188
Phone: (630) 668-0110
Director of Training: