Our five-year apprenticeship comprises more than 200 hours of classroom instruction per year. Apprentices also are required to receive a minimum of 1,600 hours of on the-job-training each year while working for a union contractor.
Once accepted into our program, individuals are paid a prenegotiated wage and benefits by their contractor to work and attend evening classes until their training period is complete. Upon completion of the program, the apprentice becomes a certified journeyperson.
Starting wages average $35,000, plus benefits – including health insurance, pension funds and program reimbursement – worth more than $30,000. Journeypersons who complete the program earn an average of $65,000 per year.
|1||55 percent of journeyperson's wage||$17.44|
|2||65 percent of journeyperson's wage||$20.61|
|3||75 percent of journeyperson's wage||$23.78|
|4||80 percent of journeyperson's wage||$25.36|
|5||85 percent of journeyperson's wage||$26.95|
|Full journeyperson's wage||$31.70|
In addition to a competitive salary, Sheet Metal Workers Local No. 124 offers great benefits, including family health insurance coverage, local and national pension funds, and a 401(k).
In order to be eligible for acceptance into the apprenticeship program, applicants must meet the following requirements:
18 years of age at the time of application
High school diploma or GED
Valid Oklahoma driver's license (preferred)
Must appear for an interview
Must take a drug test