Sheet Metal Workers 33 – Charleston/Parkersburg/Clarksburg


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.


  • ITI Core
  • 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


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.