SHEET METAL & HVAC

Open Shop

Sheet Metal Workers fabricate, install and service heating, venting and air conditioning systems, blowpipe and industrial systems, metal roofing, coping and flashing, stainless steel work for restaurants, kitchens and hospitals. They prepare shop and field drawings manually and with computer programs.

HVAC (Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning) mechanics and installers use a combination sheet metal and electrical skills and work on heating, ventilation, cooling, and refrigeration systems that control the temperature and air quality in buildings. Their work involves installation, wiring, service, and repair of environmental control systems as well as the fabrication and installation of ductwork.

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Construction Industry Training Council

Step 1: Verify Eligibility

Required Qualifications
  • 18 years of age
  • Physically able
  • High School diploma/GED
  • Scheig Utility worker aptitude test
Step 2: Apply
Apply
  • Contact Bellevue Office to apply
  • Provide copy of DD-214 and proof of education and age
  • Complete interview
    * Veterans can apply through Helmets to Hardhats
    * Veterans
    may qualify for direct entry and immediate placement in ranked pool of eligible applicants
Applicant Pool
  • Placed in pool of eligible applicants
  • Ranked based on interview
  • Offered employment based on rank order
Step 3: Start
Apprenticeship
  • 9,000 hours / 5 years on-the-job training
  • Minimum of 200 hours of education each year through one of the CITC Training Facilities or through a local college
Wages
  • Start at 40% of current journeyperson’s rate.
  • Gain 5-10% pay increase after every 1,000 hours of on-the-job training (approx. 6 months) plus required schooling.
  • Full 100% journeyperson’s pay after completing the program.
Starting Hourly Base Rate:
1. Minimum Base Rate
Region 1A: Western WA $13.00
Region 1B: Western WA $11.74
Region 2:  Eastern WA  $11.70
Region 3: Southern WA $11.74
Region 4: Central WA $11.70
Map of regions here
2. Plus GI Bill® Housing Allowance
Housing allowance can be found using the GI Bill® Comparison Tool

SEARCH SCHOOL NAME: CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY TNG COUNCIL

Construction Industry Training Council

Step 1: Verify Eligibility

Required Qualifications
  • 18 years of age
  • Physically able
  • High School diploma/GED
Step 2: Apply
Apply
  • Contact Bellevue Office to apply
  • Provide copy of DD-214 and proof of education and age
  • Complete interview
    * Veterans can apply through Helmets to Hardhats
    * Veterans
    may qualify for direct entry and immediate placement in ranked pool of eligible applicants
Applicant Pool
  • Placed in pool of eligible applicants
  • Ranked based on interview
  • Offered employment based on rank order
Step 3: Start
Apprenticeship
  • 8,000 hours / 4 years on-the-job training
  • Minimum of 200 hours of education each year through one of the CITC Training Facilities or through a local college
Wages
  • Start at 40% of current journeyperson’s rate.
  • Gain 5-10% pay increase after every 1,000 hours of on-the-job training (approx. 6 months) plus required schooling.
  • Full 100% journeyperson’s pay after completing the program.
Starting Hourly Base Rate:
1. Minimum Base Rate
Region 1:  Western WA     $14.00
Region 2:  Eastern WA      $11.50
Region 3:  Southern WA   $11.50
Region 4:  Central WA       $11.50
Map of regions here
2. Plus GI Bill® Housing Allowance
Housing allowance can be found using the GI Bill® Comparison Tool

SEARCH SCHOOL NAMECONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY TNG COUNCIL

Go to Sheet Metal Worker – Union page

Local 55 – Pasco, WA
Local 55 – Spokane, WA
Local 66 – Portland, OR
Local 66 – Everett/DuPont, WA

Calculate Starting Pay With GI Bill ®

Estimated Wage Calculator

All calculations based on a 160 hours/month work schedule.

*Contact union local for updated wage information.

GI Bill Usage Breakdown:
100% – 1-6 months
80% – 6-12 months
60% – 12-18 months
40% – 18-24 months
20% – 24-30 months
*Usage Optional
Eligible veterans in an approved Apprenticeship Program can use their GI Bill® benefit and receive a tax-free stipend on a monthly basis. The Post 9/11 GI Bill® stipend is the equivalent of the Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) of an E-5 with dependents (based on the zip code of the training facility) which is paid addition to normal wages. Refer to the chart below to understand how Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefits are paid, or consult the VA website www.benefits.va.gov/gibill (Link) to see how other VA chapters are paid for Apprenticeship Training.