JATC of Arkansas (Sheet Metal)
The Sheet Metal Industry… Dynamic and Growing
Members are the unions’ and contractors’ most valuable asset. The modern sheet metal industry has a serious need for more skilled and highly motivated workers, especially with skills and knowledge of the new technologies.
The sheet metal specialist translates the theories of science into the practical realities of new equipment and various uses of metal in our everyday life. The work requires specialized training. It requires dexterity, mechanical ability, problem solving skills and an ability to get along with people.
The International Training Institute (ITI) sponsored jointly by Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association (SMWIA) and the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA), conducts its training through 170 local, jointly-funded Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committees (JATCs) in the U. S. and Canada.
Technological changes and advances in sheet metal industry work require increasingly higher levels of workers in all phases of the building construction industry. If you like to build things, a job in sheet metal is for you. You’ll work with one of the most versatile materials in construction metal. You’ll immediately earn a living wage, benefits, pension plan, steady work, and as a member of a local union, gain a voice in an organization that looks out for you and your fellow workers.
Training programs focus on the individual and teach a broad range of portable skills. You’ will be able to specialize in a range of sheet metal related skills that help construct and protect our envi- ronment;; an example: constructing environmentally friendly pollution control systems. You’ll be trained within one of the best construction training programs within the U.S. and Canada, learning about an industry that is helping make our buildings and our cities function properly. What was once considered “blue collar work” has gained great respect as more and more young people choose careers that offer immediate rewards and benefit. $ EARN WHILE YOU LEARN $