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Sheet Metal Apprenticeship

About the Career

Sheet metal workers plan and lay out work from blueprints and sketches, fabricate parts using hand and power equipment, assemble HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) and architectural units, and install the assembled units in the final structure. The Sheet Metal Apprenticeship program is an employer-sponsored, hands-on training program. If you like to work on projects from start to finish using a variety of skills, check out a career as a journey-level sheet metal worker. According to U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, job opportunities for sheet metal workers are expected to be plentiful well into the next decade.

About this apprenticeship

2020-2021 Program Courses


The Sheet Metal Apprenticeship requires 9,000 work hours - 8,488 on the job and 512 in paid-related instruction. In addition, 250 hours of unpaid-related night school is required.


To get an idea of current wages in the construction trades, visit You can get an idea of what other LTC program graduates are paid by reviewing the LTC graduate follow-up survey.


Approximate costs include tuition ($2,600) and books ($200).


Companies in the LTC district who currently employ sheet metal workers include:

  • Aldag/Honold Mechanical Inc.
  • Rohde Brothers Inc.
  • Schaus Roofing & Mechanical Contractors

Upon successful completion of this apprenticeship, you will receive:

  1. A Certificate of Completion of paid-related Instruction from LTC
  2. A Certificate of Completion of the Apprenticeship from the Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards
  3. A Journeyworker card from the Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards
  4. Eligibility to transfer 39 credits into a Journeyworker Technical Studies Associate Degree

What are the steps to apply?

Step 1:

Ensure that each of the following documents are completed and submitted to:

Apprenticeship Office
Lakeshore Technical College
1290 North Avenue
Cleveland, WI 53015-1414
Office Number: 920.693.1279
Fax Number: 920.693.3508

  1. The Apprentice Application.
  2. Proof of age (i.e., driver's license, birth certificate, passport).
  3. Request (Transcript Request form) a high school transcript or equivalent (GED/HSED) to be sent to LTC.
  4. Next Gen Accuplacer scores of 250 for arithmetic, 239 for reading, and 216 for QAS(algebra) -OR- Classic Accuplacer scores of 66 for arithmetic, 66 for reading, and 33 for Algebra -OR- ACT scores of 16 for math, 15 for reading. Score must be within the last five years. 

Step 2:

Once these items are verified and in the apprenticeship office, you will be scheduled for an advisory committee interview at their next meeting.

Step 3:

If everything is in order, you will be issued a Letter of Introduction from the committee. You'll use this letter to apply for work in the trade. You must have a sponsoring employer before receiving an apprentice contract and being invited to school.

Step 4:

You and the employer work with the local Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards - Apprenticeship Training Representative (ATR) to complete an apprenticeship contract. At that time, you and the employer then appear before the committee where the contract is approved.

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