Mid-Valley Sheet Metal Workers JATC

Sheet Metal Information

Apprenticeship Director: Megan Cogswell
Assistant: Tina Sloan
Email: apprenticeship@chemeketa.edu

Chemeketa Community College
Building 33, Room 101
PO Box 14007
Salem OR 97309-7070
Phone: 503.399.5255
Fax: 503.399.5257

The Mid-Valley Sheet Metal JATC Apprenticeship Program is not open for applications at this this time.

Applications will only be accepted during openings.

If you would like to be put on the notification list for the next opening, please email your contact information to apprenticeship@chemeketa.edu .

Job Description

Sheet metal technicians fabricate and install fittings and ductwork used in the construction industry for heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems in residential, commercial, and industrial applications.


* 17 years old or older

* High School diploma with a minimum 2.0 GPA or GED

* Must have one of the following:

  • Minimum of one year of high school algebra or integrated Math 2 with a grade of 'C' or higher
  • A post high school algebra with a grade C or higher (Math 060 and 070 at Chemeketa)
  • A college math placement test with placement into Math 70 or higher

Women, Veterans and minorities are encouraged to apply!

Working Conditions

The work is performed both indoors and out, using scaffolding, ladders, and high lifts, and in awkward positions and cramped spaces. Sheet metal workers may work in shops performing fabrication work or on construction sites doing installation. Apprentices complete a minimum of 7200 hours of on-the-job training to qualify as a sheet metal worker.

The average journey-level wage for 2017 is $23.05 per hour.

Opportunity for two pay raises per year during program.

Recommended High School Classes or College Courses
Trade Skills Fundamentals Algebra I & II
Residential Wiring Geometry
CPR/First Aid Certification Trigonometry
Drafting/CAD Calculus
Construction classes Electrical Theory
Blueprint Reading Electronics
Related Training

Classroom instruction is combined with on-the-job training to provide the most comprehensive course of study for an apprentice in the sheet metal trade.

Visit the following links for further information:

Mid-Valley Sheet Metal Workers MA #1060 - Blank MWPR forms- microsoft word doc. or excel fillable form