No. Apprenticeship is designed to help you gain the required skills and knowledge both on the job and related classroom training to become a journeyman level sheet metal worker.
Do I need to provide high school transcripts and placement test results if I have taken college-level classes, or earned a college degree?
Yes. You must document that they meet the minimum entrance requirements even if you have more than the minimum requirements. Providing additional proof of additional education/training records may improve your score.
Do I need to provide official transcripts?
No. However, high school transcripts must be “complete” (graduation date, ALL classes with grades, GPA, etc.) and legible.
Do I have to re-apply and start the application process over from the beginning to improve my ranking?
No. Once an applicant has been placed on the ranked pool of eligible’ s they may attempt to improve their score by doing one of the following:
Add documentation points to overall score. Refer to the “Protocol for Submitting Documentation Points” handed to you at orientation and or emailed to you after you applied.
Re-interview. You must wait at least six (6) months from your last application date to be eligible to re-interview. Refer to “Protocol for Request to Re-Interview” handed to you at orientation and or emailed to you after you applied.
Where will I be attending classes?
We have 2 campuses to serve you.
Sheet Metal Institute - Portland campus: 2379 NE 178th Ave., Portland, OR 97230
Sheet Metal Institute - Springfield campus: 1887 Laura Street, Springfield, OR 97477
What is ACCUPLACER?
The tests consist of reading, writing, and arithmetic. They typically take 3 hours to complete. Study resources: ACCUPLACER and Test Prep Review.
What is WorkKeys NCRC?
A National Career Readiness Certificate is earned by completing the three WorkKeys Assessments: