Our Program

The Joint Apprenticeship & Training Accredited Four-Year Apprenticeship Program includes:

Sheet Metal (HVAC) Worker Training:

Apprentices learn safety, mathematics, pattern development and layout, drafting, computer drafting, welding (MIG, TIG, Gas, Arc), plasma cutting, blueprint reading, OSHA 10, basic refrigeration, HVAC systems and design, shop fabrication, testing adjusting and balancing (TAB) HVAC systems, filtration, indoor air quality (IAQ), and specialty exhaust systems (fiberglass, stainless steel, PVC, etc.)

Service & Controls Technician Training:

Apprentices learn safety, refrigeration, heating, controls, basic electricity, low voltage wiring, HVAC systems, basic blueprint reading, duct design, EPA certifications, motors, troubleshooting and repair of HVAC equipment. Apprentices can work on residential or commercial HVAC systems including 200 classroom hours of related instruction per year (5 separate weeks of concentrated training, scheduled over the school year).

Our Commitment to Excellence

“We pledge to provide the  highest quality training the unionized sheet metal industry to ensure a better quality of life to benefit both labor and management.”

– SMART Local Union 49 JATC

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It’s not just a job, but a career that offers:

Employer-paid benefits such as:

  • Family Plan Insurance
  • Pension Plan
  • 401-K  (contributions begin once you become a journeyman)

Apply NOW!

Applications can be sent to you by mail or email. You may also complete an application in person at our office.

Please bring all required documents with you when you come in person. We highly encourage you to fill out the Apprentice Application form and complete the rest of the application process online.

To start the online application process click here.

If you come to our office to apply in person you will need to have a valid form of ID.

In-person applications at our office are only available until 3:00 P.M., Monday-Friday, excluding major holidays.

Apply TODAY and see how an apprenticeship with SMART Local 49 could benefit your life!