Decorative and ornamental sheet metal products provide distinctive touches and functional features to the exteriors of thousands of commercial buildings, churches, schools, public structures and homes throughout the U.S. and Canada. These features are the work product of skilled sheet metal architectural technicians who have mastered their trade through ITI's Architectural Curriculum. The training covers roof, wall and drainage systems, louvers and ventilators, supports and substrates, restoration and finishing. Through a combination of classroom time, on-the-job training and projects, apprentices become proficient with specialized materials and tools unique to the architectural sheet metal field as well at layout and fabrication techniques, field installation techniques and safety procedures.
Various sheet metal tasks will call for knowledge of soldering. ITI's Soldering Curriculum covers all sheet metal applications, techniques and tools. Curriculum includes an understanding of metallurgy and how various non-metallic materials react to the soldering process. Text books and learning materials are all state-of-the-art, prepared by knowledgeable industry professionals who are fully experienced in the field.
ITI apprenticeship blends hands-on practical work experience with classroom time and projects that challenge creativity. ITI's Core Curriculum provides a complete overview of all aspects of sheet metal work. Instructors are industry professionals, graduates of the same kind of training. Classrooms are state of the art labs, fully equipped with the same tools and instruments that are used every day on the job. Textbooks and teaching aids include the latest technology and practical applications. Practical knowledge is reinforced by hands-on experience, under the direction of the foremost leaders in the industry.
ITI’s training program makes it easier to master:
Math is just another tool in your box. That's why ITI's Sheet Metal Math Curriculum is presented in a practical framework that enables students to easily understand its application. Measuring, calculating and figuring are often used on the job, so much so that it becomes second nature. Students learn the tricks of the trade for using math in everyday tasks like calculating angles and curves, figuring areas and volumes, and establishing heat loads.
At some point, apprentices and journeymen may want more responsibility and bigger rewards. Foreman training is available and the curriculum builds leadership skills, develops management techniques, and enables students to motivate others.
You will learn how to:
Through ITI's program of continuing professional development, apprentices can become journeymen, who can become foremen that manage projects, supervise shops or become superintendents. Experience in any of these roles is great preparation for individuals who want to one day own their own company. With ITI training, the sky is the limit.