Sheet Metal Institute


Frequently Asked Questions


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.


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.


No. However, high school transcripts must be “complete” (graduation date, ALL classes with grades, GPA, etc.) and legible.


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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

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


The tests consist of reading, writing, and arithmetic. They typically take 3 hours to complete. Study resources: ACCUPLACER and Test Prep Review.


A National Career Readiness Certificate is earned by completing the three WorkKeys Assessments:

  • Applied Math
  • Workplace Documents
  • Graphic Literacy

They typically take three hours to complete. Study resource: ACT WorkKeys NCRC


What is a day in the life of a Sheet Metal Worker like? Watch this video to find out!