Sheet Metal Workers 33 – Charleston/Parkersburg/Clarksburg

July 24, 2009

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Our Commitment to producing the highest quality Sheet Metal Worker possible starts before an applicant touches a pair of snips, or holds his/her first tinning hammer. It starts with the application, where the individual receives a sample test to help prepare them for the real thing. It continues through the testing stage, which is administered by an independent third party to insure impartiality and fairness.

Applicants will be required to successfully complete a standardized test administered by the J.A.T.F., to qualify for an interview. The tests are administered on a quarterly basis. Contact the program to determine the location and time of the next available test.

Applicants are notified by certified mail of their test score. Those who received a score of 70% or better are then scheduled for an interview. Representatives of both labor and management from the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (JATC for short) question the applicants on their future and how it incorporates into the Sheet Metal Industry. These scores are added to the test score and are placed in order, highest to lowest.

The top qualified applicants are now ready to begin their 5-year apprenticeship. They will join the other current apprentices in the program who receive 200 hours of training a year related to this field.

Textbooks are supplied by the International Training Institute (ITI) to ensure the information is not only current but all apprentices across the country are taught the same up to date material. Instructors for the Sheet Metal Apprenticeship come from the rank and file membership to insure exceptional understanding of the material being taught. Instructors are sent to instructors training to better educate them on imparting this knowledge.

COURSES IN THE CURRICULUM

  • ITI Core
  • ITI HVAC
  • Welding
  • AutoCAD
  • Testing and balancing
  • Architectural sheet metal work
  • Math
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
  • Blueprint Reading
  • OSHA 10 & 30 -hour Safety
  • Fire Life Safety

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Applicants must be of legal age. (18)
  • Must be physically able to perform the work of the trade.
  • Must have received a High School Diploma or GED (proof required).
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • After being tested and scheduled to be interviewed by a panel from the JATC all applicants must submit a copy of their: birth certificate, copy of a valid driver’s license, grade transcript of school courses, grades obtained, diploma or GED, social security card, and proof of jurisdictional residence at the time of interview.
  • Copy of DD 214 if you are a veteran.

This local’s jurisdiction includes:

Wheeling Area –  WV counties of  Brooke, Hancock, Marshall, Ohio   OH counties are  Belmont, Harrison, Jefferson, Monroe

North Central Area–  WV counties of  Barbour, Harrison, Lewis, Marion, Monongalia, Pendleton, Pocahontas, Preston, Randolph, Taylor, Tucker, Upshur, Webster, Wetzel

Parkersburg Area–  WV counties of Calhoun, Doddridge, Gilmer, Jackson, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Tyler, Wirt,Wood     OH county of Washington

Charleston Area–  WV counties of  Boone, Braxton, Clay, Fayette, Greenbrier, Kanawha, Mason, McDowell, Mercer, Monroe, Nicholas, Putnam, Raleigh, Summers, Wyoming


NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY AS TO STUDENTS:

The SMART Local # 33 Joint Apprenticeship and Training Fund admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its admission policies, educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school administered programs.

Sheet Metal Workers 24 – South Point

July 24, 2009

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Today’s sheet metal and HVAC industry needs highly skilled and motivated workers. Our main source for developing such workers has been through apprenticeship program.

This program offers an ‘earn while you learn’ opportunity to launch a lifetime career. You will receive quality training and limitless opportunities to advance while earning a paycheck and health benefits.

Once accepted into the program an apprentice learns through classroom study (South Point or Columbus locations) and paid on-the-job training, working side by side with a skilled Journeyman. This allows you to gain both practical experience as well as the knowledge you need to progress through the program.

Accepting applications “most” Thursdays between 12:30 and 4:00 PM.  Call ahead to confirm the office is open (614) 471-3107. For more information go online at http://www.tinman24.org/how-to-apply.html

Later you will get an interview, pass a drug test and a background check.

A sample notice and explanation of the craft can be viewed here.

Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have the physical ability to perform the work of the trade
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Valid Driver’s License, Birth Certificate, SS number
  • Oral interview with 2 or more trustee representatives
  • Pass drug test, background check and Join SMART LU#24

Apprenticeship:

  • 4 year program
  • Minimum of 6,000 hours paid on-the-job training (OJT)
  • Minimum of 225 hours of related technical instruction (RTI) per year
  • Probationary Period of 1 year (2,000 hours OJT and 1 year RTI)
  • Indentured to the Columbus Sheet Metal Workers Apprenticeship and assigned to a signatory sheet metal contractor
  • College credit received from Columbus State Community College

 


The recruitment, selection, employment and training of apprentices shall be without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin or sex.  The JATC will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate this apprenticeship program as required under Title 29, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 30.

Plumbers & Steamfitters 565 – Parkersburg

July 24, 2009

Apprenticeship

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The Parkersburg Plumbers Joint Apprenticeship oversees a five-year training program. Individuals must apply and if chosen will become part of a select group of men and women motivated to learn a complex and challenging trade while upholding the ideals of trade unionism.

Applications are only available during specific times of the year. Watch local newspapers of call the program for updated information. Click here for a 565 sample application notice.

Applicants are evaluated on the same fair basis, without regard to race, sex, national origin or religious affiliation.

Apprentices learn through both classroom and paid on-the-job training in what is considered to be the best construction industry apprentice program in the world. The five-year apprenticeship period is divided into one-year segments, each of which includes 1,700 to 2,000 hours of on-the-job training and a minimum of 216 hours of related classroom instruction.

All apprentices receive a strong general education background in the trade, with core courses in basics such as mathematics and drawing. At a certain point apprentices can choose a specific path to follow, to become trained as a journeyman plumber, pipefitter, sprinklerfitter, service mechanic, or an HVAC refrigeration technician.

Apprenticeship is not easy: apprentices must work the same hours as journeymen plus attend night classes. Yet this can be a highly rewarding career path for an individual who is motivated to learn the piping trade and become an active member of a proud and noble trade union.

To join the United Association of Plumbers & Steamfitters without any prior experience, individuals enter a five-year apprenticeship program and are part of a select group of men and women motivated to learn a complex and challenging trade while upholding the ideals of trade unionism.

To Qualify:

  • Must be 17 years of age during application, but must be a minimum of 18 years of age when registered as an apprentice if selected
  • Must provide a birth certificate
  • Must provide a high school diploma with transcripts, college transcripts if applicable, or GED with documentation
  • Valid driver’s license
  • DD 214 if in the military
  • Must reside in one of the counties listed below

WV:  Wood, Wirt, Pleasants, Jackson, Tyler, Calhoun and Ritchie counties

OH:  Washington, Meigs,  and Monroe or Morgan county south of Route 78

Applications must be picked up at 593 Cedar Grove Road Parkersburg WV – 2 blocks up from WVU-P.


The Recruitment, selection, employment and training of apprentices shall be without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin or sex.  The JATC will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunities in apprenticeship and training and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the code of federal regulations, Part 30.

UA 486 Plumbers & Steamfitters – Martinsburg/Baltimore

July 24, 2009

Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 486 Apprenticeship program is affiliated with the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry and the Mechanical contractors Association of Maryland, Inc  The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee has been federally registered since August 1941.

Applications are accepted throughout the year, weekdays between the hours of 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and are processed at the beginning of the year until the administration of the Math Testing. Applicants must apply IN PERSON at the school located at 1201 66th St. Baltimore, MD 21237.  There is a $75.00 processing fee due at the time of application.  Fee is payable only by money order or major credit card and is not refundable. Classes begin in September.

Plumbers & Steamfitters fabricate, install, service and maintain commercial plumbing, process piping & medical gas systems of all kinds. They also install & service related equipment including pneumatic, hydraulic or electric controls, HVAC and refrigeration systems, as well as, automatic temperature controls and backflow preventers.

We preserve the public health and safety by protecting drinking water from contamination, assuring properly installed natural and medical gas systems, confirming proper operation of the equipment which are components of these systems.

The Plumber/Steamfitter must read and interpret building drawings and specifications, make calculations, fabricate and install systems under the direction of a mechanical engineer and according to local building codes.

Click here for Fitters 486 FAQs and more information

The program teaches pipefitting, plumbing, welding, HVAC and CAD skills.  Starting pay is $18.10 plus benefits.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Appear in person to fill out an application at the training facility. A $75 processing fee is due at the time of application. No other documentation is needed to apply.
  • Take the basic math test when scheduled .You must provide a photo ID and achieve a passing score to have your application processed.
  • Provide your official high school transcript or a GED Certificate, with scores attached, Birth Certificate, Social Security Card, DD Form 214 (if Veteran).
  • A background check will be performed.
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States.
  • Submit three personal reference forms that you receive from the school’s office after they have been completed.
  • Appear in person for a “personal interview” by the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee on the date that has been scheduled for you.
  • Submit to a physical & drug screening (if accepted into program).
  • Must be eligible to obtain a Maryland Plumbing and HVACR & Apprenticeship License.
Term of Apprenticeship:     Five (5) years
Age Qualification:    Applicant must be a minimum age of 18, by June 30th of the application year
Education Requirements:  High School Graduate of Equivalency (GED).  Good math and science skills a must
Physical Requirements:  Able to perform hard physical work.  A physical examination, with drug screening, is required of all applicants selected to participate in the Apprenticeship Program.
Transportation:  Apprentices must provide their own transportation to get to the job site, and to the classroom.
Applications:  Applications are accepted throughout the year, weekdays between the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 3:00  p.m.and are processed at the beginning of the year until the administration of the Math Testing.  Applicants must apply IN PERSON at the school located at 1201 66th Street Baltimore MD 21237.  There is a $75.00 processing fee due at the time of application.  Fee is payable only by money order or major credit card and is not refundable.  Classes begin in September.

The Recruitment, selection, employment and training of apprentices shall be without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin or sex.  The JATC will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunities in apprenticeship and training and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the code of federal regulations, Part 30.

Plumbers & Pipefitters 83 – Wheeling

July 24, 2009

Apprenticeship

The United Association of Plumbers & Steamfitters (UA) along with partner contractors oversees a five-year apprenticeship program.  Individuals must apply and, if chosen, become part of a select group of men and women motivated ua2008to learn a complex and challenging trade while upholding the ideals of trade unionism.

Click here for a sample application notice.

UA apprentices learn through both classroom and paid on-the-job training in what is considered to be the best construction industry apprentice program in the world. The five-year apprenticeship period is divided into one-year segments, each of which includes 1,700 to 2,000 hours of on-the-job training and a minimum of 216 hours of related classroom instruction.

All UA apprentices receive a strong general education background in the trade, with core courses in basics such as mathematics  and drawing. At a certain point, apprentices can choose a specific path to follow, to become trained as a journeyman plumber, pipefitter, sprinklerfitter, service mechanic, or HVAC refrigeration technician.

Apprenticeship is not an easy time: UA apprentices must work the same hours as journeymen plus attend night classes. Yet, this can be a highly rewarding career path for an individual who is motivated to learn the piping trade and become an active member of a proud and noble trade union.

Applicants must reside within the jurisdiction of the Plumbers & Steamfitters Local #83 which is as follows:

WV:  In Brooke County, all area south of SR 27 due east to the state line and west to the Ohio River:  Ohio, Marshall and Wetzel counties in their entireties.

OH:   In Jefferson County, all area south of SR 150 from the Ohio River to the east and the point of merger with SR 250 to the county line of Jefferson and Harrison County to the west:  Belmont County in its entirety; and in Monroe County, north of SR 78 east to the Ohio River and west to the county line.


The Recruitment, selection, employment and training of apprentices shall be without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin or sex.  The JATC will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunities in apprenticeship and training and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the code of federal regulations, Part 30.