Qualities To Be Successful

  • Seeking a Career not a job.
  • Being punctual, dependable, and ready for work everyday.
  • Believe in working hard and taking pride in your work. (Good work ethic)
  • A desire and aptitude to listen and learn, and the ability to retain the skills being taught.
  • Ability to work outdoors in various weather conditions. Heat of the summer & cold of winter.
  • Good physical condition and dexterity (climbing ladders, stairs, lifting, confined spaces, heights, etc)
  • Enjoy working with your hands and mind. (Problem solving skills)
  • Possess above average mechanical and mathematical skills.
  • Good attitude and ability to work and get along with others in a team atmosphere.
  • Like new challenges, not being content with mindless, assembly-line routine, or sitting in an office.

Application & Selection Process

  1. Minimum Qualifications: No experience necessary
    1. Minimum age 18 years old.
    2. Must have High School Diploma or G.E.D. earned in the continental United States at the time of application.
    3. Valid CA driver’s license.
    4. Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English Language.
    5. Must be normally physically able to perform work of the sheet metal trade.
  2. Applicants must complete an online application on our website at fresnosheetmetal.com.  You need to upload your High School diploma, GED or equivalency test earned in the continental United States, and valid CA driver's license in order to be submitted.
  3. Applicants with mechanical experience such as (welding, automotive, fabrication, plumbing) are eligible for direct entry with proof of 4000 working hours.  All experienced applicants that qualify may be eligible for direct entry. Those found eligible will be contacted by committee after testing. All who meet this criteria, please submit a resume below in application under Industry Experience.
  4. Applicants are required to register on our "Events & Registration" page for an Orientation/ASVAB Test of the Apprenticeship process. You will receive and email once these dates are available. You must attend an orientation to be eligible to take the ASVAB test.  If you haven't submitted your High School Diploma, GED or Equivalency test and driver's license you must bring them with you to the Orientation or email them to office@fresnosheetmetal.com
  5. All eligible applicants will be notified by email of the test date. Test dates will be posted on our website under "Events & Registration".  Test dates are scheduled two to three time a year only.
  6. Applicants NOT registered for the  ASVAB test on the scheduled day and time will NOT be allowed to test.
  7. Tested  Applicants will be informed of their pass or fail test results by email. Copy of  ASVAB test score available upon request.
  8. All applicants passing with an AFQT Score of 70% and above will be placed on the Eligibility list by the date of their application in chronological order.
  9. There are eight sections of the ASVAB test. Your score is based on 4 of the eight sections; Arithmetic Reasoning, Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, and Mathematics Knowledge.  Extra credit points will be given to individuals who score above 80% on the Mechanical Comprehension and Automotive & Shop components of the ASVAB.
  10. Eligible applicants have the right to solicit their first job as an apprentice from an eligible employer.  If accepted by the eligible employer, that applicant will be removed from "eligible applicant" list and indentured as an apprentice.
  11. While on the Eligibility list, applicants can be called to work as a pre-apprentice (nonmandatory)
  12. Eligible applicants will be called off the list in chronological order by their date of application.
  13. Before being dispatched to a contractor, all applicants will be drug tested. A positive drug test would result in removal from the eligibility list and prohibited to reapply for one (1) year.
  14. Applicants may be required to provide a DMV printout or sign a DMV authorization for the contractor that wishes to use them as a driver. The contractor may refuse employment based upon DMV Report.
  15. Eligible applicants have two (2) years from their test date to be placed as an apprentice or they will be removed from the list and required to reapply if still interested.
  16. All newly indentured apprentices will be placed on a probationary period for one (1) year. In this first year, the contractor or JATC may terminate the apprentice agreement of the apprentice. Due to a positive drug test, absences, attitude, ETC.
  17. All newly indentured apprentices will be required to attend supplemental training. One night a week, from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm for 20 nights per semester. Sheet Metal apprenticeship consists of 5 years (10 Semesters). Apprentices must obtain a minimum score of 70% per semester and 850 Hours of on the job training
  18. Upon completing the five (5) year apprenticeship, apprentices will be advanced to Journeyperson status.