Architectural sheet metal is a combination of technical skills and artistry. The shaping of metal into useful and beautiful forms is a centuries-old craft. You are probably most familiar with 19th and 20th century structures that are built of, clad with, or roofed using sheet metals of various types and thicknesses. Some famous examples include:
In this field you will learn the basic principles of architecture. You'll see the role that sheet metal plays in modern structures and most of your work is done outside on a construction site. You'll work in a challenging environment with architects, engineers, and dozens of other trade workers. You will help create buildings or bridges that are both functional and beautiful. You may also work on building decoration, shaping metal to create attractive and long-lasting designs. Career opportunities in this field include:
Depending on your location, you could earn $12-20/hour as an apprentice or $20-50/hour as a journeyman. In addition to an hourly wage, you will receive great benefits including health, pension, 401k, and more.
If you're ready to learn more about a career in the sheet metal industry or would like information on how to apply, please complete our Request Information form. We'll match you to a training center in your area. Your local training school or Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) will contact you in about a week.