At the Sheet Metal Institute we are committed to offering the highest levels of service to all of our members. 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.
Life Long Learning is one of our CORE Values as an organization. The Sheet Metal Industry is a technically diverse Industry that is constantly changing and evolving. Add to this that as Sheet Metal Worker progressing through your career your job duties and responsibilities constantly change. To assist you in keeping up with all these changes and to ensure your future success in the industry we offer a multitude of opportunities for your continuing education.
One question we often get is who is
eligible to participate in our training programs?
One question we often get is who is eligible to participate in our training programs?
Our programs are open to all Apprentices and Journeypersons that are members of Sheet Metal Workers local #16 and who are still working in the Industry. Certain programs are also available to Production workers whose companies participate in our Training programs. Classified workers are not eligible to utilize our training programs.
Does is cost me anything to
take Continuing Education classes?
Does is cost me anything to take Continuing Education classes?
The majority of our continuing education classes have no cost associated with them. Some classes are credit based classes through Mt. Hood Community College and you will have to pay tuition to take the class. Upon successful completion of the class we will reimburse you the full amount of the tuition. So essentially these classes don't cost you anything as long as you complete the course with a passing grade. Books are provided for all classes free of charge.
As a Journeyperson am I eligible to
take Apprenticeship classes?
As a Journeyperson am I eligible to take Apprenticeship classes?
Due to the format of our programs today (HVAC, Industrial, Architectural, TAB majors), we offer a much more diverse selection of courses than in the past. If a Journeyperson is interested in taking an Apprenticeship class the process is; call us to check space availability in the requested class, commit to participate in the entire class (with the exception being if they get called back to work).
Earn your Associate Degree through Mt. Hood Community College. Our Apprenticeship programs offer credit based courses registered through Mt. Hood Community College. Upon the successful completion of our Apprenticeship program you need a few General Education courses to receive your degree. The Associate of Applied Science - Construction Trades degree has a transfer option that allows you to get a Bachelor of Science Degree through the Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT).
For Associate of Applied Science Construction Trades Degree requirements click here.
Mentor an Apprentice... You can have an impact in as little as 5 minutes.... Take 5 minutes to get to know that new Apprentice on your 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 you 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 you know what you know because someone took the time to mentor you... Take 5 minutes to call and thank that person (or remember them fondly)... Take 5 minutes to ??? Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction - John Crosbey.
Member Educational Database - In an effort to better serve our members we have created a database that will allow you to do the following:
You must call us at (503)257-1022 to get your username and password.
For information on what we have to offer in our Resource Center click here.
For information on our Student Store click here.
To sign up for on-line classes through the International Training Institute (iTi) click here
To find out about opportunities to get involved click here.