Sheet Metal Apprentice (Block Release) [Apprenticeship]
As a student with the Sheet Metal Worker program, you’ll learn the skills to get your career going and your hands working. At Fanshawe and during your apprenticeship, you’ll learn to work with punches and drill presses, sheers and brakes.
This program combines technical training with in-class learning. The apprenticeship training component is where students mix workplace-based training under the direction of an experienced sheet metal worker with shorter lengths of classroom or online training. Students will work with the latest laser or plasma-cutting equipment, under the guidance of professionals who will provide valuable information regarding employment within this field. Additionally, work with other tradespeople to build commercial, industrial and residential buildings or to customize equipment and products.
When you graduate, you’ll know how to fabricate, assemble, install and repair sheet metal products such as heating, cooling and ventilation shafts, eavestroughs and sheet metal buildings. Graduates will have metalworking skills and confidence in the workplace through industry training. Enter the job market with work experience and be prepared to find work with construction firms, heating and cooling companies and parts manufacturers.
This apprenticeship program can take up to five years to complete, has high earning potential and consists of 8,280 hours of on-the-job training/work experience with 720 hours of in-class training by skilled, licensed journeypersons.
Your in-class training will cover:
- applied safety procedures
- fabricating products for shop and field
- lay-out and drafting
- using and maintaining hand and power tools and equipment
- reading, interpreting and producing drawings
Your on-the-job training will teach you how to:
- protect yourself and others
- use and maintain hand/power tools and equipment
- read, interpret and produce drawings
- draft and lay-out
- set up and operate shop equipment
This is an apprenticeship program. You cannot apply to this program through ontariocolleges.ca. Applicants need a sponsor/employer. Your sponsor/employer must register you with:
The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
72-1200 Commissioners Road East
London, Ontario, N5Z 4R3
MLTSD is responsible for scheduling your in-school training at Fanshawe College.
Graduates of Fanshawe’s Sheet Metal Apprentice (Block Release) program will find work with construction firms, heating and cooling companies and parts manufacturers. Graduates will work with other tradespeople to build commercial, industrial and residential buildings or to customize equipment and products.
Did you know Fanshawe consistently ranks high in graduate employment rates among large colleges in Ontario?
Here are some examples of career opportunities for graduates of Fanshawe’s Sheet Metal Apprentice program:
Sheet Metal Journeyperson
Install rooftop units, make-up air units, heat/energy recovery ventilators, furnaces, air conditioning systems, exhaust and filtration systems.
Sheet Metal Mechanic
Fabricate, assemble, install and repair sheet metal products and equipment such as ducts, control boxes and drainpipes.
Sheet Metal Apprentice
Install commercial and industrial sheet metal ductwork and HVAC systems.