Built By Pros

Built By Pros

Sheet Metal Workers

Built By Pros in Eastern Iowa

Sheet Metal Workers

Sheet Metal Workers

Apprenticeship: Five years

Sheet metal workers fabricate and install ducts used for heating, ventilation and air conditioning. They will often work with products made of light or thin galvanized metals for siding or metal decks. They also work with heavy metals which are welded for column guards or blowpipe systems.


  • At least 18 years of age
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Physically capable for nature of work
  • Strong mathematical skills
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Successfully pass a drug screen
  • Upon being selected, an apprentice must and apply and pay for a state license through the Iowa Plumbing and Mechanical Systems Board. License fee is $50.

Apprenticeship Training

The apprenticeship requires 208 hours of related training per year at a training facility. Related training will consist of:

  • Mathematics
  • Drafting
  • Pattern development and layout process
  • System design
  • Detailing
  • Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
  • Welding

 Classroom training occurs on Monday thru Thursday evenings for all years (1-5) apprentice students.

Earn While You Learn

Built by Pros is a pipeline to the skilled trades workforce. We provide registered apprenticeships for long-term careers with competitive salary, benefits, and no student debt. In our program, you will work with Union professionals and certified instructors and enjoy these rewards:

  • Paychecks and benefits
  • Hands-on career training
  • Debt-free education
  • National industry certification
  • Pathway to a rewarding and successful career

For more information or to apply for this apprenticeship program contact:

Sheet Metal Workers Local #263


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