Career Pathway

The sheet metal industry is the only trade that designs, manufactures, and installs its own products. Skilled craftspeople take ordinary types of flat metal and make them into specialized metal products. Members of the trade are proud of its special distinction: They not only build - they create. We provide opportunities from entry-level, to class-room training, and full-time employment.


1. Pre-apprentice

We are taking applications for hires in the greater Des Moines, IA area to assist Journeymen sheet metal workers with everyday on-the-job tasks. This entry-level position is a great way to be exposed to what a sheet metal worker does on a daily basis, before enrolling in the Apprenticeship Program.


2. apprenticeship

The Apprenticeship is a five-year program that includes classroom training while working full-time with an industry professional. Once accepted into the Apprenticeship, an individual is guaranteed career placement within the industry.


3. Journeyman

Unions provide social and economic justice to employees who work for an hourly wage. Workers have joined unions because they know they have a far greater chance of success with the strength of a union for support. When an individual goes one-on-one with an employer, the chances for success are virtually zero.