The Sheet Metal Foundation teaches students how to 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 Accessibility Services to arrange an interview (telephone interview if out of town) with the institute’s rehabilitation specialist, 604-451-6963.
Students are prepared for entry-level employment in the sheet metal trade. Upon successful completion of the program, students may seek employment as apprentices, often with the support of faculty in connecting with employers.
With a rise in construction activity in BC, employment opportunities for sheet metal workers have also increased. 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.
The below training schedule is for your convenience so you may have a better idea when our future intakes occur. We do our best to keep this training schedule current. We also suggest contacting admission and registration to see if there have been any changes or additions to what is currently being listed.
|Start Date: Sept 5, 2023||End Date: Jan 26, 2024|
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