Sheet metal workers open doors for National Apprenticeship Week

Dayton high school refrigeration students to visit training center Nov. 13-16

Sheet Metal Workers Local No. 24 in Dayton will host local students from heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration programs at career technical centers high schools from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 13-16 for a morning of exploration and learning in celebration of National Apprenticeship Week Nov. 14-18.

An open house will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16. All events will take place at the Sheet Metal Workers Local No. 24 Dayton Area Training Center, 6550 Poe Ave. in Dayton.

Students will learn about sheet metal apprenticeship from Eugene Frazier, training director, as well as from journeymen from local contractors currently working in the trade. A tour of the training facility, presentation, hands-on activities, course details, career information and refreshments will be provided for the visiting students.

National Apprenticeship Week was created in 2015 to tell the story of apprenticeships and invite business and industry, education, career seekers, community-based organizations, students and workers to learn about the real world advantages of this form of higher education.

More than 14,000 sheet metal apprentices are registered at over 150 union sheet metal training facilities across the United State and Canada. Those who participate in sheet metal apprenticeships across the country often graduate debt-free with a career and living wage generally well above that of their college or university counterparts.

Additional information about union sheet metal apprenticeships can be found at http://www.sheetmetal-iti.org/or by calling 703-739-7200.

Originally posted on Eye on Sheet Metal.

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