Apprenticeship Program

Sheet Metal Local # 1 North Joint Apprentice Training Program is a four-year federally approved apprenticeship with the student
employed full-time by a signatory contractor and also attending training two nights per week during the typical school year. 
Students are given training and experience in all facets of the Sheet Metal trade coupled with a strong emphasis on accident
prevention and safe work habits.

Typical Sheet Metal work consists of fabrication and installation of residential, commercial, and industrial heating, cooling and
ventilating systems; the fabrication and installation of roof flashing, gutters, metal siding, metal roofs; service work, maintenance,
and repair of all types of heating and cooling equipment; refrigeration; stick, mig, and tig welding; and lagging work, just to mention
the most obvious facets of the trade.  If it is made out of metal, we can and will do it!

A Sheet Metal Apprentice starts their career at 40% of the established union hourly pay rate and receives a 5% pay increase every
six months.  After successful completion of the four year program, the Apprentice graduates and earns 100% of the hourly pay rate. 
Benefits are paid on behalf of the Apprentice from the first day of employment.  Currently, benefits include Health Insurance including
medical, dental, and vision coverage for the Apprentice and for his/her entire family at no additional cost; a Defined Benefit Pension
Plan; a Savings Plan; and a Self Directed Retirement Plan.

Sheet Metal Workers Local # 1 North Joint Apprentice Training Committee is registered as part of the National Apprenticeship
Program in accordance with the basic standards of apprenticeship established by the Secretary of Labor, United States
Department of Labor.


Sheet Metal Local 1 North - 341 Bellevue Avenue, Ottawa, Illinois 61350 / Ph & Fax: 815-433-1047

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