Local #263 Training Center - JATC

The 263 Training Center is jointly sponsored by the Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers Local #263 and the signatory contractors and the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association.
The apprenticeship program for sheet metal workers combines on-the-job training with classroom instruction, which takes place at state-of-the art JATC owned facilities at 500 66th Ave SW in Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404.

The JATC program has its own computers, which allows the JATC to deliver training, monitor progress, and communicate with other apprenticeship programs through the International Training Institute (ITI) home page.
The apprenticeship program lasts four years, during which apprentices receive wages and benefits as well as top-of-the-line instruction at no cost! In the first
and second year, apprentices learn about drafting, sheet metal tools, safety procedures, pattern layout and development as well as how mathematics applies to the trade. In the third year, apprentices work more on their own, and will learn how to install HVAC equipment, welding, hoisting and rigging, and retrofitting environmental systems. Finally, in the fourth year, apprentices learn about fine tuning HVAC systems and welding techniques. Of course, by the end of the fourth year apprentices attain journey person status!

More information about Local #263 of the SMART (Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers) is available at SMART263.org.

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