The Sheet Metal Worker's Training Center of Montana State Sheet Metal Workers JATC brings people together from within the state of Montana with the common goal of becoming the best Sheet Metal Trades people in the state! It is committed to provide the best training possible to our union brothers and sisters to enable them to provide our signatory contractors with the most highly skilled trades' people in the sheet metal industry. It is our obligation to pass on the knowledge and skills of the trade to ensure enduring growth and prosperity for our future generations of brothers and sisters of Local #103.
Interview Opportunity Announcements:
If you know of any qualified individuals interested in the apprenticeship,
please have them call the JATC office at (406) 533 - 0112
The Montana State JATC currently has forty-eight (48) apprentices in the program. This is the largest group of apprentices in the history of the JATC. The Board feels these large numbers should facilitate the need for manpower in a growing market place and address the attrition of Journeypersons over the next five years.
- Classes.... Fourth year classes began September 30th. A complete schedule has been mailed out and is also available on the Local 103 and JATC websites (see above). With such large numbers in the first and second years, there will be two groups in each of those years. Apprentices need to make sure which group they belong to and attend the weeks they have been assigned. We look forward to having you all in class.
- Coordinators Conference.... Dale will attend the Coordinator's Conference in October. They will concentrate on New Technologies, Apprentice Recruitment, Tracking Databases and New ITI Curriculum releases at this conference.
The JATC was awarded Platinum Level Accreditation from the ITI's Audit Committee.
ITI Regional Representative Ron McGuire will present the award at the next JATC Board
meeting on November 8th, 2019.
Interview Opportunity Notifications....
We will send out notifications for applicants in the Missoula and Helena areas very soon. Billings area just completed interviews on the 19th of September. Bozeman and Missoula interviews will be held before first year classes begin in November.
Please feel free to contact Dale @ (406) 533-0112 with any questions you may have.
The JATC would like to wish everyone a Safe & Successful Hunting Season!
Preston Schriver, Garon Herriford ( Air Controls - Billings); Lukas Blanders (Air Controls - Bozeman); Christopher Bradley, Kevin McCuin (Empire); Trent Grande (Tri-County Mechanical); Jeffery Adkins (B&B Heating); Kara McConnell (Central Heating); Corey Brewington, Tim Fite, Zack King, Hayden Boslough-Moore (NORPAC); and Lane Kelly, Kyle Nelson, Chris Flink (Apollo Mechanical). Best of Luck in Your New Career!
Next JATC Board meeting will be held on November 8th.