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.
Closing Date For Applications - We will conduct interviews in Helena on March 16th and in Great Falls on May 4th. Completed Applications must be received prior to the closing dates noted above. Click on the above links for more information. If interested in applying, please contact the JATC for an application.
Apprenticeship Interview Opportunities
HELENA Application Closing Date Mar 9th
GREAT FALLS Application Closing Date Apr 24th
The Montana JATC classes are currently in session for the 2017-2018 school year. Classes are broken down into four groups. Start Dates - Sept 25 for 4th year group; Oct 2 for 3rd year group; Oct 9 for 2nd year group and Nov 13 for first year group. Weeks devoted to Service courses are listed below.
Service Training Weeks:
Individuals in this group are - Open Enrollement. Anyone interested in upgrade training should contact the JATC. Classes will be held on the following weeks:
Senator John Tester
- Jan 22 - 26, 2018 topic to be announced
- Mar 12 - 16, 2018 topic to be announced
- Jun 11 - 15, 2018 topic to be announced
Apprentice John Walker had an opportunity to meet
with Senator John Tester. John explained to the
Senator how the apprenticship program has helped
him enter into a good paying career with benefits.
He also discussed how important it is for High School
students to be aware that apprenticeships exist as
an alternative to college. The JATC greatly appreciates
both of them for their participation in this apprenticship
The JATC would like to thank Air Controls/Skyline Stainless owner, Chris Schaff for accepting the Management Trustee position on the Board of Trustees. Chris will bring industry expertise to move the JATC forward. Welding Instructor - Chuck Woods has retired from our program after fifteen years of training. Chuck will be greatly missed! The JATC expresses their gratitude to Chuck for his many years of service.
Blake Bachuss, Zackary Blythe, Matthew Cramer, Oscar Nelson, and Matthew Peterson
The next JATC meeting will be announced here when solidified.
John Walker, Senator Tester, Dale Carpenter