HOLISTIC UNDERSTANDING

INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIP

As an Organization we value our Partnership with the union and it's members, SMACNA and all of our contractors.  Its our goal to be the best Industry Partner that we can be to all of our members and contractors.

KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER

LIFELONG LEARNING

EMBRACE INDUSTRY CHANGE

We choose to embrace change rather than to resist it.  This mindset allows us to stay on the leading edge of Industry changes rather than being left behind and playing catch up.

GEOGRAPHIC OUTREACH

As an organization that represents Oregon & SW Washington we work hard to reach our members and contractors throughout the state with relevant training opportunities.

RESPONSIBILITY

DIVERSITY OF SKILLS

QUALITY

PRODUCTIVITY

We understand that the transfer of knowledge is a key component to our future success as an Organization and as an Industry.  We work to encourage this throughout the Industry.

We embrace Lifelong learning as one of the key components of our future success. The Sheet Metal Industry is constantly evolving.  For us to ensure success now and in the future we need Training programs and a workforce that are evolving with it.

We strive for Productivity in all that we do as an Organization and stress Productivity in all that we teach our Apprentices and Journey level workers.

We value Responsibility as an Organization and stress the importance of individual responsibility to our staff and all members of our training programs.

We value the Diversity of Skills that are required for all of our members and contractors to be successful in all facets of the Sheet Metal Industry.

We demand quality in all that we do as an Organization.  Every course we offer is designed with the idea that we must provide unmatched quality to our customers.

The JATC is a registered non-profit  joint labor-management training trust between the Sheet Metal Workers Local Union #16 and Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association - Columbia Chapter.  Currently we have approved training programs in three occupations including Sheet Metal Worker, Sheet Metal Worker Service Technician and Residential Sheet Metal Worker. We are a state approved apprenticeship training program covering Oregon and SW Washington.  All active Apprentices are registered with the Oregon State Apprenticeship Training Division. In addition to our apprenticeship training classes, the SHEET METAL INSTITUTE offers evening and Saturday Continuing Education classes for apprentices and journeymen at our Portland and Springfield campuses, and at various other locations throughout the state to keep all the members of Local 16 up to date on their skills and abilities in the sheet metal industry.

To be the leader in recruitment, education and training of skilled craftspeople in the sheet metal industry

Our mission

About Us

We strive to ensure that everything we do as an Organization is relevant to our mission.  We constantly evaluate our training programs to ensure that they are relevant to the Industry.

Sheet Metal Institute

As an Organization we value our Partnership with the union and it's members, SMACNA and all of our contractors.  Its our goal to be the best Industry Partner that we can be to all of our members and contractors.

INDUSTRY RELEVANCE