Sheet Metal Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship Program Information



Sheet metal apprenticeships are a great way to earn while you learn. You’ll be part of a training program (which lasts approximately four to five years) to learn skills in the classroom, and then apply those skills in a hands-on, on-the-ground work environment. With a sheet metal union apprenticeship, your career begins immediately, and you’ll be part of the training program for no tuition costs and no student debt.

Think you have what it takes to be a union apprentice in the sheet metal industry? Find a Local Training Center and inquire about an apprenticeship program. 

Successful apprentices:

    • Enjoy working with their hands
    • Are good problem solvers
    • Work well in teams
    • Have above-average mechanical and/or mathematical skills
    • Have excellent work and study habits
    • Have a high school diploma or GED

To learn more about local opportunities, click over to Find a Training Center.

Apprenticeship Programs

Though an apprenticeship in the sheet metal industry can be intense, it also pays well. Apprentices earn a salary that equates to as much as $275,000 over the course of five years.

Upon completion of the sheet metal apprenticeship program, apprentices enter the field as a "journeyperson" and can earn up to $87,500 in their first year, and as much as $120,000 - $200,000 in wages and benefits within four to five years of graduating, depending on union affiliation, the career path they choose and where they live.

To learn more about local available sheet metal worker apprenticeships, click over to Find a Training Center. Training centers are affiliated with the International Training Institute, which is jointly sponsored by SMACNA and SMART.