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Sheet Metal Worker: Apprenticeship


  • Training Level
    Apprenticeship
  • Tuition Estimate
    Level 1: $1,050 | Levels 2 - 4: $790 per level
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $400 - $800, depending on the Apprenticeship level
  • Credential Granted
    • Apprenticeship
    • ITA Credential
  • Coordinator Contact
    Phone: 1-800-621-3038 | 250-862-5457

    Apprenticeship: apprenticeship@okanagan.bc.ca

    Foundation and general interests: trades@okanagan.bc.ca

Application Deadline Advice

Applications may be submitted starting on the first business day in October each year for all intakes throughout the subsequent 11 months. Early application is strongly recommended. For details, see okanagan.bc.ca/apply.

Red Seal

This is a Red Seal trade. Learn more about trade mobility within Canada at Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program

Training Schedule

Training schedule details provided by the BC Trades Training Consortium (TTC).

View upcoming training dates on TTC.

Level: 01
1000 K.L.O. Rd. Kelowna, BC
Level: 02
1000 K.L.O. Rd. Kelowna, BC
Level: 03
1000 K.L.O. Rd. Kelowna, BC
Level: 04
1000 K.L.O. Rd. Kelowna, BC

Related Foundation Programs

Not ready for an apprenticeship program? These Foundation (Pre-apprenticeship) programs may be of interest:

This program satisfies the training standard set by the BC Industry Training Authority (ITA) for:

Sheet Metal Worker

ITA Source: 'Sheet Metal Worker' profile.


Description

Sheet Metal Workers lay out, fabricate, assemble, weld, install, and service: ducting, spouting, fitting cabinets, gutters, copings, flashings, supporting devices, wall systems, building envelope, ornamental work and integral equipment associated with the blowpipe, air pollution, heating, ventilating, air conditioning, roofing, restaurant, kitchen, marine installation and hospital equipment fields.

The program combines technical and work-based training. It generally takes four years to complete.

The technical training is made up of four levels. Each level is 240 hours (six to eight weeks). This block of training is normally delivered through an ITA approved training institution. Sometimes it may also be met through approved training models (distance education, part-time) and/or a level challenge exam.

The work-based training totals 6240 hours. Based on a 30-hour work week this involves 208 weeks of training.

Note: effective April 1, 2019, the harmonized Sheet Metal Worker program will be implemented. For more information, please visit OPSN 2018 011

Training Content

Training modules are:

  • Perform Safety Related Functions
  • Use Tools and Equipment
  • Organize Work
  • Use Communication and Mentoring Techniques
  • Perform Pattern Development
  • Fabricate Sheet Metal Components for Air and Material Handling Systems
  • Fabricate Architectural Sheet Metal Products
  • Fabricate Products from Specialty Materials
  • Prepare Installation Site
  • Install And Connect Chimneys, Breeching and Venting to Exhaust Appliances and Mechanical Equipment
  • Install Air Handling System Components
  • Install Material Handling System Components
  • Apply Thermal Insulation, Lagging, Cladding and Flashing
  • Perform Leak Testing, Air Balancing and Commissioning
  • Install Metal Roofing and Cladding/Siding Systems
  • Install Exterior Components
  • Install Specialty Products
  • Perform Scheduled Maintenance

Pre-requisites

Recommended

  • English 10
  • Math 11
  • Science 10

Preferred

  • completion of Grade 12 or equivalent

Red Seal Endorsement

The Red Seal endorsement allows qualified tradespeople to practice their trade anywhere in the country.  To receive this endorsement you must pass a Red Seal exam. Depending on your trade there is anywhere from 100 to 150 multiple choice questions on the exam. The passing grade is 70%.

There are currently 56 designated Red Seal trades in Canada.

Related Occupations

Apprenticeship training in this program can lead to a career in:

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