Sheet Metal Apprentice
No experience required. Earn while you Learn!
If you are looking to get into the trades this is your opportunity. Become a part of our Sheet metal training program. Work and learn on the job and get enrolled in the Sheet Metal program offered by Saskatchewan Polytechnic.
How does this work?
- Apprenticeship is a formal agreement between an individual who wants to learn a skill and an employer who needs a skilled worker
- Apprenticeship training is a multi-year “earning-while-learning” arrangement for a required term
- Apprentices already have jobs in their desired field of work, and have signed a contract of apprenticeship with their employer and the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission
- Under the supervision of a certified journeyperson, an apprentice receives knowledge and develops skills thorough on-the-job training
- Apprenticeship skills learnt on the job are supplemented with a required number of weeks of in-school technical training each year
- Upon successful completion of an apprenticeship program, you are eligible to write an examination to become a certified journeyperson in your trade
- What do Sheet Metal Workers do?
- Read engineering and architectural drawings, sketches and work specifications to be performed, and lay out, measure and mark sheet metal according to drawings or templates.
- Develop patterns for sheet metal using computer-assisted design and drafting (CAD) software package.
- Operate computerized laser or plasma cutting equipment to cut sheet metal.
- Operate light metalworking machines.
- Install sheet metal products according to specifications and building codes.