Sheet Metal Workers’ apprentices and journeymen receive some of the most comprehensive training in an extensive fast-paced construction industry. Their focus is to become proficient in sheet metal design, fabrication, installation, and maintenance that correspond with blueprints and specifications. From raw sheet metal they measure, detail, draw, design, form, fit, fabricate, weld, solder, assemble, install, finish, repair, and maintain many types of metals. Service Apprentices become efficient in preventative maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of HVAC systems, while Test Adjust and Balance (TAB) Apprentices learn how to properly install, adjust, and balance all building environmental systems as specified by designs.
The scope of work includes but is not limited to metal roofs, louvers, flashing, gutters, wall panels, decking, siding, signs, ornamental finishes, skylights, kitchen equipment, chutes, conveyors, shelving, lockers, toilet partitions, ducts for heating, ventilating, and air conditioning, and specialized metal fabrication.
The Sheet Metal Workers’ Apprentice programs involve:
  • 5 Year Program with on the job training.
  • 216 hours per year of class based instruction.
Requirements for application:
  • Must be 17 years of age with written and signed parental consent; or 18 years of age and older.
  • Must have a valid Photo ID such as a valid driver’s license, passport or state issued ID.
  • You must bring a High School Diploma, HIGH SCHOOL transcript (official or unofficial), G.E.D. or High School Proficiency test, or College Degree (AA, AS or higher) with English translation.
  • Must pass a math test with a score of 80%.
  • Further testing and ranking for qualified applicants.
  • Must be physically able to perform the work of the trade.
Applications are accepted every month on the first or third Tuesday. Applicants must arrive between 8:30 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. for registration before they begin a math test.
1939 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(707) 863-0416
Organized Labor


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