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Skilled to Work: Sheet Metal Institute

A Springfield apprenticeship program trains workers for the sheet metal industry.

Posted: Mon Sep 10 13:53:47 PDT 2018
Updated: Mon Sep 10 13:53:47 PDT 2018

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break getting some up and comers to join their industry from a springfield apprenticeship program. in tonight's skilled to work: the "sheet metal institute" located off of laura street in springfield is a five year program that offers sheet metal apprenticeship programs through the state of oregon. john tillotson, who's an instructor, tells us their program offers levels of training required to allow their students to be successful in their careers? and it gives contractors the best trained workforce in the industry. he says it can be a good alternative for people who don't want to go to college. "they come in here, they take classes for five years and when they get done they become a journeyman sheet metal worker. it's just another career path, it's a good paying job, they pay family wages, and benefits there's insurance and there's a pension and all that to look forward to. so it's a heck of a good career opportunity for people." he says they take applications
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