Information for Guidance Counselors

The term higher education has many connotations. Where some believe it means attending a two- or four-year college or university, there is another side to higher education – the skilled labor trades.

Apprentices at more than 150 unionized sheet metal training centers across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico can:

Our curricula is evaluated and accredited by the American Council on Education (ACE).  Apprentices who complete the program are eligible and can apply for up to 60 college credits through ACE. Several JATCs have articulation agreements with local two- or four-year colleges and universities, at which apprentices receive associate’s or bachelor’s degrees upon completion of their apprenticeship.

Some traits that ideal apprentice candidates possess include:

Our apprentice program is a great alternative for those who seek higher education but may not fit the typical college student profile. The sheet metal industry is another rewarding career path for them to explore.

If you have students you think might be interested in our training and education programs, contact us for more information.

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