The Sheet Metal Institute offers unmatched training in the sheet metal industry. Our dedicated team provides the highest level of training to ensure our apprentices and journeypersons enjoy successful careers while offering our contractors the best trained workforce in the industry. Our facilities are state-of-the-art, but like any great organization, our greatest asset is our people. Our full-time staff has more than 200 years of sheet metal experience and 40 years of teaching experience.
We offer classes for apprentices and journeypersons at our Portland and Springfield campuses. We are an American Welding Society (AWS) Accredited Test Facility.
Some of the many certifications we offer include: OSHA 30, welding, brazing, testing, adjusting & balancing (TAB), EPA/CFC, FA/CPR, rigging, signaling, service (NATE/NAFA).
Sheet metal work can be seen in commercial, industrial, and residential buildings everywhere. Explore the gallery of projects that have been built by our apprentices and graduates.
We offer two STATE-REGISTERED apprenticeship programs: Sheet Metal Worker and Service Systems Technician. Learn what it means to be an apprentice and how to apply.
Careers Begin Here
The Sheet Metal Institute is the leader in the recruitment, education and training of skilled craftspeople in the sheet metal industry. We are the gateway to a high paying and meaningful career that enriches you, your family and your community. Hear from our apprentices why they chose a career as a union sheet metal worker.