Training a Skilled Workforce of Journeypersons Capable of Craftsmanship
That Exceeds the Ever-Changing Industry's Standards.
The Alaska South-central/ Southeastern Sheet Metal Workers’ Local Union #23 Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee is committed to providing quality training for all union apprentices and journeypersons. Through education and practical, on-the-job training the JATC strives to provide it’s contractors with productive and responsible workers, by training a skilled workforce of journeypersons capable of craftsmanship that exceeds the ever-changing industry’s standards.
Our accredited Sheet Metal workers training program is located in Anchorage Alaska. We have been training workers to fabricate, install and service heating, venting and air conditioning systems, blowpipe and industrial systems: metal roofing, coping and flashing as a U.S. Department of Labor registered apprenticeship program since 1950 when the local union received its charter. In 1972, the program received formal certification by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Announcement of Apprenticeship Opening
The Sheet Metal Workers Local 23 JATC is proud to announce our advertisement period for Apprenticeship Openings. Starting March 6th, 2023, we will be accepting applications. Please see the required documents and start gathering this information. Also notice the Work Keys Test requirement. These tests can be taken at most Job Centers, but other organizations will also offer the test. We recommend starting this process as soon as possible. See below for required Work Keys scores.
HVAC-R Service Technician or Sheet Metal Worker?
At Local 23 we teach 2 different apprenticeships. “Sheet Metal Worker” and “HVAC-R Service Technician”. Sheet Metal Workers are builders, welders, and HVAC installation mechanics. HVAC-R Service Technicians repair, troubleshoot and maintain equipment. Contact the training center for more information.
Minimum requirements to apply
A. Age: Applicants shall be at least 18 years of age. School-to-Apprenticeship applicants may be 17 years of age.
B. Education: A high school diploma or GED equivalency is required. School-to-Apprenticeship applicants must be enrolled into an accredited high school program. Applicant must provide an official transcript(s) for high school and post high school education and training. All GED records must be submitted if applicable.
• Applicants must submit a DD-214 to verify military training and/or experience if they are a veteran and wish to receive consideration for such training/experience.
C. Physical: Shall be physically capable of performing the essential functions of the apprenticeship program, with or without a reasonable accommodation, and without posing a direct threat to the health and safety of the individual or others.
• Qualified applicants may be subject to a physical examination or drug screening or both on acceptance into the program and prior to being employed. The cost of the examination and/or drug screening shall be the responsibility of the JATC or the Employer.
D. Driver’s License: Must possess a valid Alaska Driver’s License and their driving record must meet minimum requirements for employer’s vehicle insurance.
E. WorkKeys Assessment: Applicants must complete a WorkKeys assessment through one of the Alaska Job Centers www.jobs.state.ak.us/offices/index.html and provide assessment results at time of application. (see below)
The Alaska Southcentral – Southeastern Sheet Metal Workers’ Local Union #23 Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee will not discriminate against apprenticeship applicants or apprentices based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, genetic information, or because they are an individual with a disability or a person 40 years old or older. The sponsor will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 30.
All applicants who provide documents to meet the minimum qualifications criteria and submit a complete application will be interviewed and ranked.
Interviews will be held at the above address with specific times for your interview being sent to you via U.S. Mail.
Apprentices will be selected in order of their ranking based on education, work experience and the personal interview conducted by the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee.
SHEET METAL WORKER WorkKeys Skill level
HVAC-R SERVICE TECH WorkKeys Skill level
1307 East 75th Ave. Suite #4
Anchorage, AK 99518-3528