Local 32 - Apprentice Training in Broward-Dade County
Welcome to the Broward-Dade Training Center Homepage.
Sheet Metal Workers LU 32
20401 NE 15th Court
North Miami Beach, FL 33179
Phone: (305) 651-8692
Fax: (305) 651-8952
Bill Wootten, Training Coordinator
Apprenticeship - What is it?
The Sheet Metal Workers Local Union 32 Apprenticeship &
Training Program is a Joint Labor-Management apprenticeship
program that offers free training and on-the-job training.
This means you “earn while you learn”. Our industry is in
need of young men and women with the aptitude to listen and
learn to become a skilled sheet metal worker.
Our program selects apprentices based on qualifications
without regard to sex, race or ethnicity, creed or nation of
Our training facility has gone through a stringent audit and
review by the International Training Institute. Having
complied to accreditation standards, in thirteen (13)
categories we were awarded with a gold level of
We are also an American Welding Society Accredited Test
Facility. This allows us to administer welding performance
tests and to provide Certifications to the welder who has
met all of the requirements for a specific certification.
Our program has been registered with the State of Florida,
Department of Education since 1947. We have also had a
working relationship with Miami-Dade County Public School
system for many years.
Apprenticeship - How it Works
Usually applicants are put to work as pre-apprentices.
This gives the person a chance to work in the trade to see
what sheet metal workers do. In this position the applicant
works a full time job but does not attend school classes.
Many people do not know what type of work we do, the
pre-apprentice position gives them the opportunity to see
what we do in our trade.
Pre-apprentices must meet the same qualifications as an
apprentice. (See the qualification sheet and application.)
As new apprentices are needed they are selected from the
existing pre-apprentices. Once you are selected for the
apprenticeship program you will start attending evening
classes two (2) nights a week. After four (4) years the
individual graduates and becomes a journeyman. Advancement
is not automatic, each year students are tested in general
knowledge of the trade as well as actual hands on projects.
REQUIRED PAPERWORK AND QUALIFICATIONS:
- Applicant shall be 18 years of age or older
- Applicant must be able to perform the physical
requirements of the trade.
- Birth Certificate
- Valid Florida driver’s license & reliable
- Social Security card
- Two letters of recommendation, from previous
employers, on their letterhead.
- High school diploma or G.E.D diploma(Not a
requirement but add to paperwork if you have one.)
When you have completed the application and have all of
the required paperwork call 305-651-8692 to set up an
appointment to come in for an interview.
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