Every student deserves a BIG future.
A career in the sheet metal industry offers nearly endless possibilities in all types of construction. Apprentices can work their way to foreman, superintendent or project manager — or even own their own business.
WHAT THEY'LL DO
Sheet metal workers install heating, cooling, and ventilation systems. They craft, create and install brass and copper ornamentation on buildings. They do architectural sheet metal work for newly constructed or remodeled homes. They fabricate and install gleaming, stainless steel countertops in restaurants.
And they design, fabricate, and troubleshoot energy-saving heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems that will help green our environment.
In addition, they test, adjust, and balance air flow to ensure that an HVAC system is providing maximum occupant comfort at the lowest energy cost possible.
Commissioning is another aspect of sheet metal work, which includes the testing of all building controls for each mode of operation. This process verifies that all systems are being sequenced correctly with each other, and that all interlocks are functioning properly to meet performance criteria.
WHAT THEY'LL MAKE...
- Sheet Metal Apprentice: $33K+ - $67K+
- Sheet Metal Journeyman: $83K+
- Sheet Metal General Foreman: $100K+
Total compensation for wages.
“I make more money than a lot of my friends who went to college!”
Most apprentices interested in going on to obtain their Associate Degree can do so with just a few extra classes.