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Sheet Metal Worker: Apprenticeship


  • Training Level Apprenticeship
  • Tuition
    $715 per level
  • Book & Supply Cost Estimates
    Contact: 1.800.621.3038
  • Credential Granted
    • Apprenticeship
    • ITA Credential
  • Coordinator Contact:
    Contact Tracy Harrison, Apprenticeship Manager Assistant 250.762.5445 (loc 4347) tharrison@okanagan.bc.ca
Application Deadline Advice
Applications may be submitted starting on February 1 for entry in the subsequent 10 months. Early application is strongly recommended.
Red Seal

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

Training Schedule

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

Training schedule provided by the BC Trades Training Consortium

Related Foundation Programs

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

Sheet Metal Worker

Source: 'Sheet Metal Worker' profile on BC ITA.


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 totaling 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.

Training Content

Training modules are:

  • Use Safe Work Practices
  • Use Tools and Equipment
  • Organize Work
  • Layout and Develop Patterns
  • Fabricate Trade Related Products
  • Install Air Handling Systems
  • Install Industrial Systems
  • Install Architectural and Specialty Components
  • Service Systems

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 57 designated Red Seal trades in Canada.

Related Occupations

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

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