To become a journeyman sheet metal worker, you have to first become an apprentice
sheet metal worker. As an apprentice, you will be enrolled in a four year program,
with a starting wage of 45% of the journeyman wage scale. Each year, as you progress
through your apprenticeship and become more skilled at the trade, you will receive a
5% wage increase.
Each year of your apprenticeship, you will be required to attend five weeks of
day-time training (one week every seven weeks). While in training, you can collect
unemployment compensation (if eligible) and you will receive college credit from
CCAC (Community College of Allegheny County).
Click this link to read more about how to enter the Sheet Metal Workers
Local Union #12 JATC Apprentice Program