Scope of Work - Fabricates and installs ducts used in heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.  In addition, fabricates and installs other products such as metal roof decks, architectural sheet metal products, paint ovens, spray booths, dust collecting systems, and food service equipment.  Work is laid out on metal sheets from blueprints, formed, fabricated and installed on the job site.


Working Conditions - Sheet Metal Workers are unique due to the fact that they do a great deal of shop fabrication compared to the other construction trades.  The products to be installed begin from a flat sheet of metal.  The sheet metal worker develops the patterns from shop drawings; after the components are fabricated, they are delivered to the job site for installation.



Apprenticeship Requirements


Length of Program - 5-year apprenticeship and 3-year residential apprenticeship with school one day every two weeks.


Requirements - Must be at least 18 and possess high school diploma or GED.  Extra consideration may be given for those with high grades in some math courses (algebra, shop/trade math, trigonometry, geometry, etc.).  Prefer drafting, shop and welding classes.


To apply, contact training center to take exam and get on waiting list.  Applicants are taken in order by test/interview scores and referred to contractors requesting apprentices.


Graduates of apprentice program may receive credit toward Construction Technology Degree offered at Henry Ford Community College.


Sheet Metal Workers Local Union 80 Training Center

    Richard Flood, Training Director

32700 Dequindre

Warren, MI 48092-1006

(586) 979-5190

FAX (586) 979-4282


Mark Saba, Business Manager - (248) 557-7575


Territories Covered: Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw, St. Clair and Sanilac.



Sheet Metal Workers Local 292 Joint Apprenticeship Training Center

    Kevin Stanbury, Training Coordinator

64 Park Street

Troy, MI 48083

(248) 589-2502

FAX (248) 589-0071


Mark VanAvery, Career Opportunity Consultant


Territories Covered: Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw, St. Clair and Sanilac.



Sheet Metal Workers Local #33

    Dan Kline, Training Coordinator

27430 Crossroads Parkway

Rossford, OH 43460-1706

(419) 873-9964

FAX (419) 873-9968


Territories Covered: Lenawee and Monroe Counties.



Apprenticeship Requirements - Sheet Metal Local 7


Length of Program - 4-year apprenticeship with school one day every two weeks. No cost to the apprentice for training. Time spent in school is paid by the apprentice's employer.


Scope of Work - Sheet metal workers design, install and service heating, ventilating and air conditioning system. Work includes installation and servicing complex computerized HVAC system controls.




Sheet Metal Local 7 - Marshall

Kevin Dowdy, Training Coordinator

1612 Brooks Drive

Marshall, MI  49068

(269) 781-7183

FAX (269) 781-7197



Sheet metal Local 7 - Grand Rapids/Muskegon

Darek Scarlavai, Training Coordinator

221 S. Quarterline Road

Muskegon, MI  49442

(231) 777-0252

FAX (231) 777-0549



Michigan Sheet Metal Training & Apprenticeship , Inc.

Flint/Saginaw/Traverse City/Grand Rapids/Upper Peninsula

Matthew Slivinski, Instructor/Acting Coordinator

4070 Dolan Drive

Flint, MI  48504

(810) 785-8111

FAX (810) 785-3369



Sheet Metal Local 7 - Upper Penninsula/Marquette

Ryan Stern, Business Agent

1500 Washington Street

Suite 10

Marquette, MI  49855


FAX (906) 225-0635