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.
If you know of any qualified individuals interested in the apprenticeship, please have them call the JATC office
(406) 533 - 0112
The Montana State JATC is entering into the apprentices 3rd week of classes; except for the 1st year apprentices who will be starting their 2nd week of classes.
The JATC is pleased to announce the hiring of Welding Instructor Stephen Klippenes. Steve will be a great asset to the organization and will definitely move the program forward. Welding classes will be held on Fridays and anyone wanting to attend should contact the JATC for sign up.
The JATC attended the FFA's State Convention as part of National Apprenticeship week. It was a great opportunity to meet with 120 young men and women to talk about the advantage's apprenticeship has to offer young rural individuals. We will also be giving a presentation to Helena High School Welding Classes in February to encourage students to become apprentices. Two of our first-year appentices came out of this welding program.
Congratulations to Shawn Lawson on recently turning out. We wish you the Best of Luck in your Journeyman Detailing career!
Journeyman Upgrade Classes....
There were 25 participants at the SMACNA Seismic Bracing Class presented by Eli Howard in Bozeman. Eli brought the group up to speed on what is required in different earthquake zones and how to read the SMACNA Seismic manual.
Anyone interested in attending a course or class should contact Dale @ (406) 533-0112.
The JATC would like to wish everyone A Prosperous 2019!
Chad Barrett ( B & B Heating), Spenser Mellinger (Brennan's), Lathan Golding and Daygan Cross (Metal Works). This bring the total number of first year apprentices to seventeen. The largest class to date. Best of Luck in Your New Career!
Next JATC Board meeting will be held via Conference Call on February 22nd at 10:00am.