At the Sheet Metal Institute we are committed to offering the highest levels of service to our contractors. If there is anything we can do to better serve you please let us know. Please check out the information we have on our web site and feel free to give us a call with any questions you may have. We are more than willing to come out and sit down with our contractors and discuss your unique training needs and how best we can be an asset to your company.
For more information on what we can do to partner with out contractors check out our Contractor Resources page.
Encourage your Employees to Mentor an Apprentice... They can have an impact in as little as 5 minutes.... They can.... Take 5 minutes to get to know that new Apprentice on their crew, and what experience they have had so far in their Sheet Metal career... Take 5 minutes to find out something about them outside of work... Take 5 minutes to assess what skills they have been taught so far... Take 5 minutes to teach them a new skill... Take 5 minutes to talk to them about what they expect of them... Take 5 minutes to let them know when they have done something right... Take 5 minutes to correct them when they have done something wrong... Take 5 minutes to remember that they know what they know because someone took the time to mentor them... Take 5 minutes to call and thank that person... Take 5 minutes to ??? Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction - John Crosbey.
As a state registered Training Agent you have taken on a commitment to train and educate Apprentices in your employ so they can achieve the skills and competence required to work as a Journey Worker in the Unionized Sheet Metal Industry. The on-the-job-training (OJT) that these Apprentices recieve while working for your companies is vital to their successful completion of the program and is an essential ingredient in the future success of our Industry. We work closely with our Training Agents to make sure that every Apprentice is afforded the on-the-job-training (OJT) that they need to learn this challenging and diverse industry.