APPRENTICE SPOTLIGHT: MOLLY VALDEZ

Meel Molly Valdez, Second Year Apprentice at the Sheet Metal Institute, Portland, Oregon. What led you to choose a career in sheet metal? My father, who is also a fellow Sheet Metal worker, and I have always shared a close bond. Throughout my upbringing, he served as a great example, demonstrating that having a successful […]

BEST OF BOTH WORLDS: EARN DEGREE AND JOURNEY CARD

The Sheet Metal Institute is excited to announce a groundbreaking opportunity for our apprentices. Thanks to an innovative partnership with Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC), graduates of our comprehensive 5-year program will automatically earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree upon completion. Traditional Union Apprenticeship Programs Historically, students in some union apprenticeship programs could earn […]

Apprentice Spotlight:  Caroline Smith, 2024 Graduate of the Sheet Metal Institute

Meet Caroline Smith, 2024 Graduate of the Sheet Metal Institute Apprenticeship Training Program in Portland, Oregon. What led you to choose a career in sheet metal? I opted for a career in sheet metal after completing Oregon Tradeswomen’s Pre-Apprenticeship program, an eight-week initiative designed to introduce students to trade options in Oregon. Out of all […]

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