Sheet Metal Training Center Bay Area Local 104
Address: 2350 Lundy Place, San Jose, CA 95131
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone: (408) 263-1712
When applications are accepted: On the first and third Tuesday of every month between 8:30 and 8:45 a.m. Plan on being at the facility for at least an hour.
About the union: SMART, the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers, is one of North America’s most dynamic and diverse unions with 216,000 members. SMART’s members ensure the quality of the air we breathe, promote energy efficiency, produce and provide the vital services that move products to market and passengers to their destinations. Members of this union include sheet metal workers, service technicians, bus operators, engineers, conductors, sign workers, welders, production employees and more. With members in scores of different occupations, we advocate for fairness in the workplace, excellence at work and opportunity for all working families.
About the Local: Sheet Metal Workers Local 104 provides their contactors with the area’s most highly-skilled and highly-trained sheet metal professionals. The Local advocates for livable wages, excellent health insurance and retirement benefits through the collective bargaining process.
About the JATC: Today’s sheet metal industry, as always, needs highly skilled and motivated workers. The main source for developing such workers has been through apprenticeship programs, which an earn while you learn opportunity to launch a lifetime career. Apprentices receive quality training and limitless opportunities to advance, while earning a paycheck and great benefits. An apprentice learns through classroom study and on-the-job training, working side by side with a skilled journeyman, which allows them to gain both practical experience as well as the knowledge needed to progress through the program.