Sheet Metal Workers Local 219
Training Fund

Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee
Advanced Training Committee
3316 Publishers Drive
Rockford, IL 61109

A Joint Labor Management Program

SHEET METAL WORKERS APPRENTICESHIP
APPLICATION PROCEDURE

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.

OR

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.

Application Form

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  • Application Form
    International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers Local Union No. 219
    3316 Publishers Dr., Rockford, IL 61109
    Phone (815) 874-6641; Fax (815) 874-5182

    EVERY QUESTION MUST BE ANSWERED

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  • Because we are a sponsor of a registered apprenticeship program and participate in the National Registered Apprenticeship System that is regulated by the U.S. Department of Labor, we must reach out to, enroll, and provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship to qualified people with disabilities.[1] To help us learn how well we are doing, we are asking you to tell us if you have a disability or if you ever had a disability. Completing this form is voluntary, but we hope that you will choose to fill it out. If you are applying for apprenticeship, any answer you give will be kept private and will not be used against you in any way.

    If you already are an apprentice within our registered apprenticeship program, your answer will not be used against you in any way. Because a person may become disabled at any time, we are required to ask all of our apprentices at the time of enrollment, and then remind them yearly, that they may update their information. You may voluntarily self-identify as having a disability on this form without fear of any punishment because you did not identify as having a disability earlier.

  • You are considered to have a disability if you have a physical or mental impairment or medical condition that substantially limits a major life activity, or if you have a history or record of such an impairment or medical condition. Disabilities include, but are not limited to: blindness, deafness, cancer, diabetes, epilepsy, autism, cerebral palsy, HIV/AIDS, schizophrenia, muscular dystrophy, bipolar disorder, major depression, multiple sclerosis (MS), missing limbs or partially missing limbs, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder, impairments requiring the use of a wheelchair, and intellectual disability (previously called mental retardation).

    [1] Part 30 – Equal Employment Opportunity in Apprenticeship. For more information about this form or the equal employment obligations of Federal contractors, visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship website at https://www.doleta.gov/OA/eeo/.

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    Application Form
    International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers Local Union No. 219
    3316 Publishers Dr., Rockford, IL 61109
    Phone (815) 874-6641; Fax (815) 874-5182

    EVERY QUESTION MUST BE ANSWERED

    *Used for Statistical Data Answer at your discretion


















    IF A VETERAN, COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING:


























    Please attach your paperwork to the below fields as requested above:







    -This form was sent via the SMW Local 219 Apprenticeship Application on the Sheet Metal Workers website (https://www.smwlocal219.com)