As an Apprentice in the Colorado Sheet Metal Workers’ Apprenticeship Program, you will earn a good salary while learning your trade—a salary that increases as your skills and knowledge increase.

You pay no tuition costs and no fees for the training and education, while receiving books and other educational material and college credits free of charge.

You will learn from instructors who work in the sheet metal industry alongside you, and you will put everything you learn to work right away—your career begins at the same time your apprenticeship begins.

Finally, you will graduate with absolutely zero student loan debt, certified to work in multiple high-demand career specializations in the Sheet Metal Industry.

Colorado Sheet Metal Workers perform a wide range of Commercial, Industrial, and Residential Work. From Commercial HVAC Fabrication and Installation, to Architectural Sheet Metal Projects, to Custom Metal Projects, to Computer Aided Drafting, to Residential Service, we work on every aspect of a build. We are involved from start to finish and continue to service systems after the buildings are occupied and in service.

The Colorado Sheet Metal Workers’ Program is a joint effort by the Workers of SMART Local #9 and the Contractors of SMACNA Colorado. All funding for your education comes from this partnership, which means that in our program, you pay no tuition costs . . .

You will learn from instructors who work alongside you in the Sheet Metal Industry…

There’s no waiting to go to work. We will match you with one of our numerous Member Contractors so you start making a living and launch your career on day one. There is no waiting to go to work once you are accepted, and many of our Apprentices start working with our Member Contractors before they are accepted into the program.

Interested in applying for our Apprenticeship Program?

Apprentices typically work Monday through Friday. Our 1st Year Apprentices attend classes after work, normally on Mondays and Fridays. After that, our 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Year Apprentices take their Core Classes one day every other week during the normal workday, and get paid their normal salary to be in class. They also take their Major/Minor Classes after work during the week.