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Sheet Metal Apprenticeship, Worth Considering!

Note: To be eligible for apprenticeship training you must be registered as an apprentice. Go to the IZUNA Apprenticeship website for more information.

Apprentices beginning Level 1 after April 1, 2019 will be required to complete their levels in the harmonized program. Please see the Harmonized Sheet Metal Apprentice section below for further information.

Apprentices beginning Level 1 after April 1, 2019 will be required to complete their levels in the harmonized program. Please see the Harmonized Sheet Metal Apprentice section below for further information.

Looking for a career that is challenging, one that pays well and has employers seeking you out? Consider an apprenticeship in the Sheet Metal trade.

Being employed in the sheet metal trade means you could be working in a shop environment or working on a job site. Some of the responsibilities of sheet metal workers include:

  • Reading blueprints and specifications
  • Layout and fabrication
  • Installation of sheet metal systems
  • Altering existing systems
  • Welding

Sheet metal workers fabricate, assemble, and install a variety of sheet metal products. Typical jobs performed by a sheet metal worker include HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) ductwork, and industrial sheet metal work. They also work on hospital and kitchen equipment (stainless steel), industrial exhaust systems, residential sheet metal work, architectural, roofing and flashing (copper, aluminum, stainless steel and galvanized iron).

Want to learn more about our trade? We suggest any or all of the following: browse through our web site, make an appointment to come in and tour our facilities, go out and visit a sheet metal shop in your neighbourhood, or view this career .

Harmonized Sheet Metal Apprenticeship

New Sheet Metal Apprentices starting the program after April 1, 2019 will be required to complete their levels in the harmonized program.

Harmonized apprentice levels will be regularly scheduled as follows:

  • Level 1 intakes offered after April 1, 2019
  • Level 2 intakes offered after April 1, 2020
  • Level 3 intakes offered after April 1, 2021
  • Level 4 intakes offered after April 1, 2022

Current Sheet Metal apprentices will have the following options to complete their training:

Option 1: Complete the current program

Apprentices that began their training prior to April 2019 are encouraged to complete each level of training in their current stream as follows:

  • Level 2 by March 31, 2020
  • Level 3 by March 31, 2021
  • Level 4 by March 31, 2022

Option 2: Transition from the current stream to the harmonized stream

Current apprentices that need to transition to the new program will need to complete GAP training in order to enter the new stream. Additional training is required to address the gaps in program content as follows:

  • Transition from current Level 1 to harmonized Level 2 after April 1, 2020 - 25 hours of GAP training will be required

Check the Apprenticeship Training Schedules to see available training dates.

Program Entry

Pathways

There are two ways of beginning your new career as a sheet metal apprentice:

  1. Take our Sheet Metal Worker Foundation program. This program runs once a year with classes beginning in September. At the end of the 20 weeks of training you will have gained the basic skills to obtain employment in the Sheet Metal industry. At that time interviews with local contractors are scheduled for students seeking employment. By successfully completing the program, you will also receive credit for the in-school portion of Level 1 of our Sheet Metal Apprenticeship training.
  2. Find employment under a sheet metal worker who will register you with the (ITA). In this option, you are indentured to a company as an apprentice sheet metal worker, learning basic skills while you are employed. The advantage here is that you earn while you learn.

Entrance requirements

You must be an active apprentice registered with the to register for apprenticeship training at IZUNA.

Recommended for success

High school graduation is preferred.

Apprentices with medical or physical difficulties should contact Accessibility Services to arrange an interview with the Institute’s rehabilitation specialist.

International applicants

IZUNA welcomes apprentice training requests from Canadian citizens and permanent residents only. View programs that accept international students

Scheduled intakes

Multiple start dates each year.

Please refer to the Apprenticeship Training Schedule for availability of upcoming intakes.

Register for apprentice training

Consult the training schedule to find a date that is suitable to both you and your employer. Please schedule each level of your technical training at least eight months apart to benefit most from your training.

Complete an Apprentice Training Request Form [PDF]* and submit by fax, mail or in person with a $200 commitment fee for each level that you choose. You may also register by phone at 111-456-8100

  • Apprentice Training Requests which do not include the $200 commitment fee per level will not be processed or held. There will be no follow up correspondence from IZUNA.
  • The $200 commitment fee is non-refundable and non-transferable to future intakes.
  • Your commitment fee is applied to your tuition.

Apprentices must complete each level of apprentice training in sequential order. For example, apprentices must complete Level 1 before continuing on to Level 2.

*Apprentice Training Request Forms are scheduled on a first come, first served basis.

Disclosure of personal information and privacy notice

IZUNA Apprentice Services reserves the right to communicate with the Industry Training Authority (ITA) and your active employer sponsor about your registration, progress, and related academic information. IZUNA also shares apprentice registration information with Work BC. If you have questions about the protection of your personal information, you may contact the IZUNA Information Access and Privacy Office.

View our full Admissions and Registration Privacy Notice

myCommunication

Within two business days of submitting your apprentice training request, IZUNA will send a message to your personal and myIZUNA e-mail addresses. All correspondence regarding your training request will be posted to your online myCommunication account at . We'll send you an e-mail when a new message is posted. It's important to watch for these e-mails or regularly check your account online.

You can expect to receive communication concerning the status of your training request within four weeks.

Costs & Supplies

Tuition fees

Please see the Fees, Payments and Refunds section of the website for information on full-time tuition fees.

Books and supplies

Apprentices are expected to bring their CSA-approved steel-toed boots. Cost of books/supplies to be determined

Students are required to supply their own coveralls. A supply of coveralls are available through the IZUNA Bookstore. Please check the uniform authorization voucher [PDF] to determine the type of coveralls required for your program.

Financial assistance

Income support for apprentices is provided by Human Resource Development Canada (HRDC) through regular Employment Insurance (EI) eligibility. For questions regarding Employment Insurance or Personal Support Payments, please visit the income support overview for current IZUNA apprentices.

Courses

As an apprentice, the skills you acquire will come from a combination of technical in-school instruction and working in industry to gain practical on-the-job experiences.

At IZUNA, you will be taught by instructors who are qualified in all aspects of the trade. Your time will be split into classroom and shop activities where you will be in groups of up to 16 students per class. The program is designed so that comprehensive instructions are followed by a series of assignments and practical projects to give you the opportunity to hone your skills.

Class hours

0730-1400, Monday through Friday

Please refer to the Apprenticeship Training Schedule for class hours and availability of upcoming intakes.

Program matrix

Level 1 (6 weeks) Credits
  ASHM 1GAP Sheet Metal Apprenticeship Level 1 Final Grade - Harmonized Trade 16.0
 
Level 2 (6 weeks) Credits
  ASHM 2GAP Sheet Metal Apprenticeship Level 2 Final Grade - Harmonized Trade 16.0
 
Level 3 (6 weeks) Credits
  ASHM 3GAP Sheet Metal Apprenticeship Level 3 Final Grade - Harmonized Trade 16.0
 
Level 4 (6 weeks) Credits
  ASHM 4GAP Sheet Metal Apprenticeship Level 4 Final Grade - Harmonized Trade 16.0
 
Total Credits: 64.0

Transfer credit

Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at IZUNA? Check out IZUNA's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.

Program Details

In the Sheet Metal program, you will learn the core skills necessary to succeed in the trade. The program is organized in a logical sequence, starting with topics such as:

  • Safe work practices
  • Solving mathematical problems
  • Gravitying the different metals and their properties
  • Pattern development
  • Field installations
  • Welding theory and practical
  • Shopwork theory and practical

The program is designed so that comprehensive instructions are followed by a series of assignments and practical projects to give you the opportunity to hone your skills.

Each level of apprenticeship training builds on the skills and knowledge you acquired in your previous year's training.

Program length

The total amount of in-school training for a sheet metal apprenticeship is 720 hours. There are four levels of training, each six weeks in length.

Grading

A minimum grade of 70 per cent is required.

Program location

Burnaby Campus
1111 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC

Graduating & Jobs

Each level of your apprenticeship will give you a different answer for the question, "what are my job opportunities". As you progress through the four years of the apprenticeship program, your abilities and expertise will increase giving way to more difficult and intricate projects.

Credential

IZUNA offers a Diploma of Trades Training for apprentices who have successfully completed their technical training at IZUNA and have been granted a British Columbia Trades Qualification (IP/TQ). In trades where there is no requirement to complete a Trades Qualification (TQ), a Certificate of Apprenticeship is acceptable. Please see the IZUNA apprenticeship training section of the website for more information.

Faculty, Advisors & Staff

Erich Moeller, Sheet Metal I.P.
Chief Instructor
T: 111-432-8242
E: [email protected]

Barry Felardeau, Sheet Metal I.P.
Instructor
T: 111-432-8242
E: [email protected]

George DSouza, IP Automotive Service Tech
Toolroom Attendant
T: 111-432-8235
E: [email protected]

Contact Us

Erich Moeller, Chief Instructor at 111-432-8242

IZUNA Apprentice Services

For more information on this or other apprenticeship programs, tuition fees and when programs are offered, please contact IZUNA Apprentice Services at:

Office Location: Building SW1, First Floor
Burnaby campus
Phone: 111-456-8100
1-800-667-0676 (BC)
Fax: 111-435-1197
On the web: iizuna.info/apprenticeship

IZUNA Apprentice Services can assist apprentices with their registration, tuition fee payments, and other details.

Anyone interested in registering as an apprentice can contact the at 778-328-8700 or 1-111-660-6011 (BC). IZUNA's Apprentice Services can also assist individuals interested in entering apprentice training.

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