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Welcome to the Training Center

The Northern California Valley Sheet Metal Workers' Apprenticeship Program is ANSI Accredited  and is the only State certified program of its kind in the Sacramento area.  The initial program was established in 1941.

The program offers men and women the following opportunities:

  • Be a part of one of the most important and versatile industries in North America
  • Be involved in an industry that has always provided steady employment, excellent income, and great benefits.  Grow with the industry, grow with the World!
  • Enjoy many advancement opportunities -- with the union, as a supervisor, manager of projects, or eventually as a Union Sheet Metal Contractor in business for yourself.
  • Earn college credits towards degree programs.
  • Learn skills which are in great demand and continually expanding.
  • Specialized craft training offers you skills which are YOURS -- they are always with you, always useful and always rewarding.

Steps For Signing Up
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  1. Email a copy of your High School Diploma / GED and Valid Picture I.D. to  Ssaipele@sheetmetaltraining.com
  2. Include the phrase “Entrance Exam Request” in the Email subject line
  3. You will receive a confirmation reply with the next available entrance exam test date
  4. Confirm availability for the entrance exam to be put on the list
  5. A passing score of 40 percentile on the ASVAB entrance exam allows you to solicit work with our signatory contractors
  6. Getting hired and indentured by a signatory contractor gets you into the apprenticeship program

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  1. Our entrance exam is the ASVAB test at a 10th grade level
  2. We test once a month on the 2nd Thursday at 7:45 AM
  3. The three apprenticeship career paths are Sheet Metal, HVAC Service and Testing Adjusting and Balancing
  4. This is a 5-year apprenticeship program

Mission Statement

This Training Center is dedicated to providing the men and women of the Sheet Metal Industry the highest level of skills and knowledge of our Trade.  The Sheet Metal Workers’ Local 104, SMACNA Sacramento Chapter, SMACNA San Joaquin Chapter and Sacramento Valley Sheet Metal Workers’ JATC sponsor this facility in the cooperation that is known within our Industry that
“Together we do it better”

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Non Discrimination Policy

Northern California Valley Sheet Metal JATC will not discriminate against apprenticeship applicants or apprentices based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, genetic information, or because they are an individual with a disability or a person 40 years or older. Northern California Valley Sheet Metal JATC will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the code of Federal Regulations, part 30.