Sheet Metal Workers Local Union 28 Apprenticeship Program Opportunity

The Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, Transportation (SMART) Union Local 28 Apprenticeship Program is looking for qualified applicants for their 5-year learn-to-earn program preparing you for a career in the Sheet Metal Industry.  Applicants must be at least 17 years of age and drug free.  If selected, you will be required to pass a TABE Math exam and a drug screening in order to enter the Apprenticeship Program.  

Local 28 Sheet Metal Apprentices work full-time for a union contractor that pays them to attend classes throughout the year.  Graduates may also receive college credit from select accredited institutions of higher learning.


Successful applicants will begin the program as Pre-Apprentices, in which they will attend a mandatory four weeks of school during which time they will receive a small stipend.  After six months to a year of working with a Contractor and earning a salary, successful Pre-Apprentices will become indentured as Apprentices, assigned to a Union Contractor, and enjoy the full benefits of union membership.

In order to succeed you must follow the three pillars to success

Be on time

Be willing to learn

Be ready to work


To apply, you must pick up an application in person and return it to:

Sheet Metal Workers Training Center

139-20 Jamaica Avenue (at 143rd St)

Jamaica, NY 11435

Applications are available Friday, June 18, 2021 through Friday, July 2, 2021, Monday-Friday 8:30am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-3:30pm

Masks and social distancing required.


For more information, contact SMART Local 28 at 212-941-7700