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Sheet Metal Apprenticeship

In the building industry, the Sheet Metal, Electrical, Steam Fitting and Plumbing trades are called the mechanical trades. Skilled Sheet Metal works, although they do not actually erect the structure, to add the structure’s functional parts and materials such as gutters, down spouts, chimney flashings, cornices and heating ducts, ventilating and air conditioning.  They may cut and mold sheets of metal into components for installing heating, ventilation and air distribution systems, operate computerized fabrication machines such as plasma cutters, brakes, presses and forming rolls to cut, bend, block and form sheet metal and solve challenging problems with highly technical layouts, prints and specifications using math and critical thinking. 

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Trades Covered:

Sheet Metal Worker


Jeanne Pecho
Apprenticeship Administrative Assistant
Phone: 920-498-5682
Toll-free: 1-800-422-NWTC, ext 5682

What are the qualifications?


  • Completed ABC of WI Application
  • EEOC Supplemental Information Form
  • High School Completion Verification, or Equivalency (GED/HSED; Homeschool PI - 1206 form verification for each year completed)
    • Graduating seniors must submit verification they are on track for graduation
  • Passing Entrance Test Scores (Accuplacer or ACT)
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • At least 17 years of age at the time of assignment

Length of Contract

  • Five years of not less than 9000 hours
    • On-the-Job Training (OJT): 8,424 hours
    • Paid Related Instruction (PRI): 576 hours
    • Unpaid Related Instruction (URI): 164 hours

How do I get started in the program?

Application forms available at

Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin
5330 Wall Street
Madison, WI 53718
Phone: 608-244-5883 or 800-236-2224
Fax: 608-244-2401
Email: info@abcwi.org


Classes wherever you have an internet connection. 

  • An in-person career experience, such as an internship, practicum, or credit for prior learning, may be required.
  • Some online courses may be held at specific dates/times.
Classes between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Classes between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
A combination of online classes and Saturday and/or Sunday classes.
12 or more credits per term.
Fewer than 12 credits per term.