Better Choice Bigger Future.

Career Benefits

Students are paid while they learn. Throughout the four-year program, they’ll work for a sheet metal contractor and attend formal sheet metal apprenticeship classes. They will be making money and learning a valuable skill — all while staying debt-free!

Better Than College? You Decide.

Big Skills, Bigger Opportunities


Students can complete their union apprenticeship to become a sheet metal worker in just four years — and get paid while they learn. Once they earn journeyman status, they’ll have the opportunity to make more money than many college grads, receive excellent benefits and be able to find a rewarding job anywhere.

Average College Student

  • Student loan debt:
  • Paid to learn:
  • Starting salary:

Average Union Apprentice

  • Student loan debt:
  • Paid to learn:
  • Starting salary after completing an apprenticeship:
    $32.69/hr - $36.06/hr+

*Not all locations offer classroom compensation.


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