apprentice

CONTRACTORS

Members of Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors Association (SMACNA) have direct access to:

  • An apprentice workforce trained by Joint Apprenticeship Training Committees (JATCs) nationwide
  • The courses and materials for classroom instruction provided by the International Training Institute (ITI)
  • The Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Union (SMART)
  • And much more!

ITI delivers the workforce training you need now! Apprentices and journeymen:

  • Are ready to work responsibly and safely
  • Are well trained in state-of-the-art applications
  • Continue to learn and grow with your business
  • Studied curriculum developed by experts in the industry

CORE CURRICULUM

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:

  • Practical math
  • Computer-aided design (or CAD)
  • Reading blueprints
  • Care and use of tools
  • Fabrication of materials into usable forms
  • Installation techniques

SHEET METAL MATH

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.

FOREMAN TRAINING

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.

Apprentices learn how to:

  • Manage projects
  • Understand budgeting
  • Create a culture of safety
  • Understand human relations

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.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Project managers assume awesome responsibilities for delivering a project as envisioned by builders, architects and planners on budget and on time. ITI's Project Management Curriculum covers the fine points of reading plans and specifications, understanding project costs, mastering techniques for meetings and planning, oversight of tools and materials and ultimately, closing out a successful job.