SMW Local 219 Apprenticeship Application and Requirements
Sheet Metal Workers Local 219
Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee
Advanced Training Committee
3316 Publishers Drive
Rockford, IL 61109
A Joint Labor Management Program
SHEET METAL WORKERS APPRENTICESHIP
A Sheet Metal apprentice shall be a person who has agreed to work at and learn the trade, and has signed a written “Apprentice Agreement”. Said agreement having been approved by the Apprenticeship Committee and recorded with the U. S. Department of labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship Training.
Selection of the apprentice applicants under this program shall be made on the basis of qualifications alone and without regard to gender, race, creed, color, national origin or occupationally irrelevant physical requirements in accordance with objective standards, which permit review after full and fair opportunity for application. This program shall be operated on a completely nondiscriminatory basis. Applicants shall be at least 18 years of age and a high school graduate or have had accredited equivalent education. Applicants should be physically capable of performing the work of the trade and have a real and sincere desire to learn the trade.
Everyone expressing an interest must either:
1) Personally complete an application form at the Sheet Metal Workers Local 219 office at 3316 Publishers Drive, Rockford, IL 61109.
2) Complete the below electronic form.
Upon completion of the application, the applicant will be required to take an aptitude test designated by the Joint Apprenticeship Committee. Applicants will be notified by mail of their testing date.
Each new applicant will be required to pay a $25.00 non-refundable administration fee and be required to furnish the following:
Copy of his/her birth certificate.
High school transcripts and a copy of GED test scores (if applicable).
Copy of valid drivers’ licenses.
Copy of resume (Optional).
Copy of any further education credits (Optional).
Copy of Military Service Discharge papers (DD214) (if applicable).
If you are completing the below electronic application form you can attach your documents and pay your fee before submission.
After passing the test with a 75% or higher the applicant will be called in for an interview by the Joint Apprenticeship Committee. In order for an applicant to be recognized as an apprentice in the trade, they must appear before the committee for evaluation and approval. Only those applicants who have been interviewed will be considered for selection.
Immediately before or immediately after the interview by the Joint Apprenticeship Committee, the applicant will be required to take a drug test. If a person refuses to take the drug test or if the results of the test are positive, the person will be removed from the list of apprentice applicants and the person may not reapply to become an apprentice for two (2) years. The applicant will be notified by mail of any positive drug test.
All applicants are responsible for notification, in writing, to the Apprenticeship Committee through Local 219 of any change in their mailing address.