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Work Description

Sheet Metal Workers’ trade is one of the most varied of all the skilled trades. The majority of Sheet Metal Workers’ are employed in the heating, ventilating, air-conditioning & refrigeration industry (HVACR), where they fabricate, install, and maintain HVACR systems in Residential, Light Commercial and Industrial. Sheet Metal Workers’ layout, shear, forms, roll & fabricate from flat sheets of mild steel, stainless steel, aluminum, etc.  Many other Sheet Metal Workers’ are employed in specialty areas; such as, kitchen equipment, food service equipment, sign work, sheet metal decking, siding, metal roofing, heavy metal work, welding (MIG, TIG & STICK) industrial ventilation systems, Blowpipe systems, ornamental and decorative sheet metal, and architectural work; such as, copper work, rain protection systems, and skylights.



  • High school diploma, GED or equivalency.
  • Physically capable of performing the trade.
  • Recommended high school courses:  General Math, Shop Math, Algebra, Geometry, Mechanical and Architectural Drawing, General Sciences, Shop Courses, and Computer Courses.
  • Pass Accuplacer testing with scores of
    Math 66, Reading 66 and Algebra 33. 
The Accuplacer can be taken at NTC 
  • Testing center is located in room C167 in the main building of the Wausau Campus.
  • Call the Testing center at 715.803.1398 for hours.
  • The College Prep Center can assist students who have taken the Accuplacer and need to increase their academic skills to meet the requirements. Contact the College Prep Center at 715.803.1152, located in room A111.

 Terms of Apprenticeship

  • 5-year program
  • 9,000 hours of on-the-job training
  • 500 hours of paid related classroom instruction
  • 300 hours of non-paid related instruction to include First Aid, Welding, OSHA 10+, etc.

For information or to submit completed paper work contact:

Business Representative
Eau Claire/Lacrosse/Wausau areas
Email: elw.training.center@gmail.com


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