Sheet Metalworking is a skilled trade involving crafting and installing ductwork and other sheet metal components found in homes, businesses, and industrial settings.
While learning to follow safety standards, students are trained in a variety of metalworking tools and equipment for cutting, bending, forming and welding sheet metal. Students also learn how to prepare field drawings manually or using a computer program. Other skills taught include reading blueprints, following construction drawings, and foundational principles of construction.
Some schools offer State-Approved (Chapter-74) programs in Sheet Metalworking. These programs provide all of the training required to begin entry-level work in the field. Other schools may offer a more condensed version of this training, which has been designed at the local level. This is known as Non-Chapter 74 or "Perkins-Only." Learn more about the difference between State-Approved and Local CTE programs.
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Last Updated: September 14, 2022
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