There are often specific abilities, aptitudes and knowledge that are prerequisites to obtain employment in an occupation.
Most employers who advertise are looking for workers who have the following experience and skills:
Cut materials using power tools or by hand. Measure and mark sheet metal according to template. Operate metalworking machines to cut, punch, drill, shape or straighten sheet metal.
Read and interpret blueprints, drawings and specifications.
Working with others, oral communication, reading text, problem solving, numeracy, job task planning and organizing and continuous learning.
Detailed profiles, requirements and application and admissions information.
- CEGEPs, Colleges and Universities
Find the school that best suits your needs.
Information on scholarships, bursaries, grants, and other forms of financial assistance.
The following link provides information on community colleges in Ontario that offer training in this occupation: http://www.ontariocolleges.ca
The minimum education to enter a sheet metal worker apprenticeship is grade 10 or ministry-approved equivalent education. However many employers and unions may require grade 12. A high school background in mathematics, science, English and sheet metal is helpful.
Students who have completed Grade 10 can apply to become a registered apprentice for this trade while finishing high school under the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP). For more information, please visit the OYAP Web site at http://oyap.ca/
Trade certification is mandatory for sheet metal workers in Ontario. More information on apprenticeship and certification can be found on the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities Web site at http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/employmentontario/training/
Certified journeypersons in this trade can also obtain a Red Seal endorsement if they successfully complete an interprovincial standards Red Seal examination. http://www.red-seal.ca/