Sheet Metal Local 17’s Joint Apprenticeship Training Center in Boston was featured on the national CBS Evening News March 18. The segment, “Apprenticeships Better Than College for Some,” focused on how trades such as the sheet metal industry can be a viable alternative to attending college.

See the video clip in its entirety here:

More than 15,000 apprentices are registered at training facilities in the United States and Canada. The International Training Institute (best known as ITI) is jointly sponsored by Sheet Metal Worker’s International Association (SMWIA) and the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA). ITI supports apprenticeship and advanced career training for union workers in the sheet metal industry throughout the United States and Canada. Located in Alexandria, Va., ITI produces a standardized sheet metal curriculum supported by a wide variety of training materials free of charge to sheet metal apprentices and journeymen.

For more information about ITI, visit or call 703-739-7200.