- Enjoy working with your hands?
- Have an interest in mechanics and math?
- Understand spatial relationships?
- Like solving problems?
- Have good work and study habits?
- Work well in teams?
- Work responsibly?
- Have a high school diploma or GED?
If you answered YES to any of these questions, keep reading to learn more about a rewarding career in the sheet metal industry.
When you enter a four- or five-year apprenticeship, you agree to work in an on-the-job training program and attend specialized classes. As an apprentice, you:
- Earn a good salary while learning your trade — a salary that increases as your skills and knowledge increase
- Pay little to no tuition costs or fees
- Receive books, tablets and other educational material free of charge
- Train in the classroom, on the job site and online
- 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 without student loan debt