We are proud to announce we will begin accepting new, in-person applications the first Tuesday of the month starting in May. Make sure to review How to Apply for the list of Minimum Qualifications in addition to which documents and copies are required at the time of application. Masks are mandatory to enter the building. Thank you for your patience.
Do you have the desire and aptitude to listen, learn and work with your hands and mind?
If so, a sheet metal apprenticeship could be just what you need.
When you enter an apprenticeship, you agree to work in an on-the-job training program and attend specialized classes for four years. As an apprentice in the unionized skilled trades, you:
Earn a good salary while learning your trade – a salary that increases as your skills and knowledge increase
Receive books and other educational material free of charge
Learn from instructors who have hands-on experience in the sheet metal industry
Put everything you learn to work right away—your career begins with your apprenticeship
Graduate with ZERO student loan debt
There is no cost to the apprentice for training, although the apprentices are required to purchase their own hand tools and drafting kits. Apprentices also receives credits with the College of Southern Nevada towards an Associate Degree, at no cost.
A union sheet metal worker is one of the finest trained craftsmen of all the building trades. They fabricate, install and service architectural sheet metal, kitchen equipment, and ductwork/equipment for heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems in residential and commercial buildings. They also work with many materials including galvanized, copper, aluminum, brass, and a wide variety of specialty materials.
Our training center is a state of the art facility, where the apprentices and journeymen of Local #88 are trained. The training center also hosts classes and training for the International Training Institute (ITI), the educational arm of the unionized sheet metal industry, bringing in journeymen from all over the country. We are equipped with computers for CAD drawing, sheet metal fabrication equipment, drafting, and welding (GMAW, SMAW, GTAW, Plasma, and Orbital). We also are equipped with a full service lab and testing, adjusting and balancing (TAB) lab. A fire life safety (FLS) lab is currently under construction.
Our training center is accredited through the ITI and is an AWS accredited weld testing facility.
WHY A CAREER IN SHEET METAL?
The sheet metal industry needs highly skilled and motivated workers. Through courses offered our training center, you can get the high quality education and training designed to give you a rewarding career. As an apprentice, you participate in both on-the-job training and classroom study, allowing you to practical experience while learning the technical aspects of the industry.