Sheet metal workers fabricate, assemble, alter and install a variety of sheet metal products. Typical jobs performed by a sheet metal worker include HVAC (Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning) ductwork, industrial sheet metal work, and residential sheet metal work. They also work on hospital and kitchen equipment (stainless steel), industrial exhaust systems, industrial sheet metal work, and roofing and flashing (copper, aluminium, stainless steel and galvanized iron).
Basic theory and related information, along with hands-on shop practice enable students to become competent in fabricating basic sheet metal products.
Sheet metal workers must be able to work at heights. Good physical condition is necessary. Potential students with medical or physical difficulties should contact the Disability Resource Centre to arrange an interview (telephone interview if out of town) with the institute's rehabilitation specialist, 604-451-6963.
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Students are prepared for entry-level employment in the sheet metal and precision metal-forming industries. Upon successful completion of the program, students may seek employment as apprentices.
With the improvement in the construction industry in BC, employment opportunities for sheet metal workers have also improved. New opportunities are opening up in the precision metal forming industry. Graduates are finding employment with both union and non-union employers. Apprenticeships are available. All indicators show that employment in the Sheet Metal trade will continue to be positive in the future.
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