Military veterans have the ideal qualities our industry needs:
strong work ethic, maturity, and discipline.


The ITI has approximately 150 training centers across the United States and Canada and provides four- or five-year programs to qualified apprentices in HVAC, welding, architectural, sign design, building information modeling (BIM), testing, adjusting, and balancing air flow (TAB), commercial and residential service, and more. Because the schools are supported by the individual memberships, students graduate debt free. They also earn while they learn as they work on job sites, testing and honing the skills they learn in the lab, shop and classroom.

There is no need for a veteran to start over, earning minimal wages. They can get to work on a career — complete with benefits — that can last their lifetime.

At most training centers across the country, qualified veterans may have direct entry or be eligible for advanced standing in the apprenticeship, bypassing waiting lists and timetables. Direct entry takes the skills veterans have learned in the military and puts them right to work.

Watch the video below to learn more about what a career in sheet metal looks like.


You can also find a training center in your area for more information or sign up on the Helmets to Hardhats website for more opportunities.


Still enlisted?
Visit our SMART Heroes website to learn more about opportunities available to you now!