West Virginia Sheet Metal Workers’ JATC Local33 Information



Scott Newell – Training Coordinator/Instructor

Amber Johnson – Office Manager


Apprentice Term:  5 Years


TRAINING:  1st & 2nd year students study Basic Core, Welding and Sheet Metal Math.  3rd through 5th year students study Sheet Metal Fundamentals, Basic HVAC, Blue Print Reading, Architecture, Industrial, Welding, Basic TAB, Basic Service, Field Installation and Sheet Metal Math.

All classes except for welding are held during the day.  Apprentices are excused from work by the employer to attend training 3 weeks out of the school year.

Apprentices are employed by a Union Sheet Metal contractor during the term of the apprenticeship to ensure that on-the-job training requirements are met.  In addition to an excellent wage, our apprentices receive an excellent benefit package that includes:  Medical, Vision and Dental Insurance for you and your family, Life Insurance, Pension Plan, Annuity and Sasmi.



- Must be of legal age (18).

- Must be physically able to perform the work of the trade.

- Must have a High School education or equivalent (GED).

- Must have a valid driver’s license.

Applicant forms are accepted at all Work Force WV Centers.  Applicants will be notified when the sheet metal test will be given in your area. Those passing the sheet metal test will be notified when interviews are being scheduled for that area with the chance to be placed on the call-out to work list.

-  You have been tested by the J.A.T.C. and are scheduled to be interviewed by a panel from the J.A.T.C.

- All applicants must submit a copy of the following:

* Birth certificate

* Copy of a valid driver’s license

* Grade transcript of school courses

* Grades obtained

* Diploma

* Copy of social security card

* Proof of jurisdiction

* Copy of your DD-214 (if applicable)

All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or sex.

Transportation and driver’s license are mandatory.