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This program satisfies the training standard set by the BC Industry Training Authority (ITA) for:
ITA Source: 'Sheet Metal Worker' profile.
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 totalling 24 weeks. Each level is six 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 5680 hours. Based on a 30-hour work week this involves almost 190 weeks of training.
Note: effective April 1, 2019, the new harmonized Sheet Metal Worker program will be implemented. For more information, please visit OPSN 2018 011.
Training modules are:
Apprenticeship training in this program can lead to a career in:
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