The Sheet Metal Workers’ JAC Training School is a United States Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship Program. We are an Equal Opportunity Program that equips our students with the skills to be successful in the Sheet Metal Trade. Our training consists of two parts which are Classroom Instruction and On-the-Job Training. Yes it is true, you really “Earn While You Learn”. Not just earn, but, earn a wage that you can support a family on including a “Full Benefits Package”. If that is not good enough then consider that our program is “Free”. Students do not even pay for their books. We are part of an international network of over 250 training programs. We are accredited by the International Training Institute and also are accredited through the American Welding Society to test for welding certifications, the U.S Government to train for OSHA and EPA certifications, the Veterans Association for students to receive benefits under the G.I. Bill and the State of Oklahoma to offer Continuing Education Units required for Mechanical Journeypersons.
Apprentices in the Sheet Metal Trade learn a variety of skills that will make them successful in the job market. Our program starts with a lot of safety training. We value you and teach you how to protect yourself in the shop and in the field as well as how to live a healthy lifestyle. Our students are also taught the history of our craft and how it has evolved since pre-colonial times. After some basics such as the tools, equipment and materials, you will begin to learn the hard skills it takes to make it in a tough economy. We will train you in HVAC Service which is a field that will remain in demand with a constant shortage of skilled technicians. We will also train you in the different welding processes and finishing techniques. You will learn to how to fabricate custom metal products and how to install them. The Sheet Metal Trade has many career paths available to compliment a wide variety of interest from the least to the most technical. As the Sheet Metal Industry changes or your interest change you will remain eligible to continue your education even after you have completed the program.
Apprentices are selected through use of a point system developed in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor. Points will be awarded based on education, work experience, driving record and an interview with our Apprenticeship Committee. There are some minimum requirements. You must be at least 18 years old, have a High School Diploma or G.E.D., have a Driver’s License and pass a Drug Test. Application must be done in person by appointment with the Training Coordinator.
Please contact for appointment:
Apprenticeship Coordinator-Butch Winters