Sheet metal workers (308A) fabricate, assemble, install and repair sheet metal products.
Essential Skills for Success as a Sheet Metal Worker NOC Code: 7261.
You may find additional information about applicable standards at the Ontario College of Trades (OCOT) website - Construction sector link: www.collegeoftrades.ca/trades/training-standards1/construction.
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What Preparation and Training Do You Need?
To successfully become a Sheet Metal worker, you should preferably have a secondary school diploma with credits in Math, English and Science.This is usually required by employers and unions today, but grade 10 is currently the legal minimum to be apprenticed in this trade under the Ontario College of Trades Apprenticeship Act (2009). Please note that minimum entry requirements to this and other trades are currently under review by the Ontario College of Trades. Completion of a 9,000 hour apprenticeship will include a combination of on-the-job and in-school training, before successfully writing an examination to obtain your Certificate of Qualification.
What’s Your Future as a Sheet Metal Worker?
Sheet metal workers generally work either on construction projects outdoors, or in manufacturing or shop work indoors. They may specialize in ornamental work, weather-proofing, air conditioning, or systems balancing. The increase in prefabrication, new developments in joining methods, the introduction of computerized drawing, more sophisticated measuring devices will continue to elevate skill levels in this trade. Lighter stronger materials (e.g. plastics) are being introduced as well as computer-controlled equipment. Examples of employers that hire sheet metal workers include:
For additional information about this career, check out the construction sector website at: www.CareersInConstruction.ca.
Ask Yourself: Is Working as a Sheet Metal Worker For You?
If you answered Yes to most of these questions, a career as a Sheet Metal Worker may be for You!
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