SMART Local Union #33

Toledo Sheet Metal Training Center


Earn While You Learn With An Apprenticeship

Find your place at the Toledo Training Center by joining our five-year apprenticeship program! Harness your skills and progress in your abilities. Sheet Metal Workers Local 33 will expose you to many opportunities that will allow you to excel in your profession. The Toledo Training Center is comprised of knowledgeable professionals that are here to guide you through your practice. Surrounding yourself with people of all skill level and skill type will better your practice and improve your experience. The trade is challenging yet rewarding and can offer a sense of job security. This program will encourage you to stray from your comfort zone and accomplish new tasks that may have once been out of your capacity. Our five-year apprenticeship program includes:  
  • Health Insurance
  • Pension Plan
  • Paid on-the-job Training
  • Classroom Instruction
  • Credit Towards Your Associate Degree
We are an accredited 5 year apprenticeship training facility turning out successful journeymen and women. With daytime and evening classes available teaching various courses to ensure the success of each student enrolled in our program. Toledo Area Sheet Metal JATC training facility is a state of the art learning center containing three labs: Sheet Metal Lab, HVAC Lab and Welding Lab and classroom space.

Training Center

Classroom and lab (24,000 sq. ft.)
    • Classrooms: Main Classroom, HVAC Classroom, Welding Classroom, OSHA Classroom
    • Labs: Sheet Metal Lab, HVAC Lab, Welding Lab (AWS Test Facility).

Courses Taught

  • Sheet Metal Layout
  • Math
  • Reading Blueprint & Specifications
  • Commercial HVAC
  • Soldering
  • Brazing
  • Refrigeration & A/C Technology
  • Industrial Sheet Metal
  • Industrial Welding
  • Architectural Sheet Metal
  • All State and Local Code Books
  • Service Troubleshooting
  • Residential Service
  • Foreman Training
  • NEMI


Clint Dockery, JATC Training Coordinator
  • 25 Years Trade Experience
Certifications: AWS Certified Welding Inspector, iTi Certified Detailer, Fabrication Technician, Estimator, & Supervisor & Foreman. Kingspan Certified Installer/Fabricator KoolDuct, ICB/TABB Fire Life Safety Technician & Supervisor, AWPT Training Instructor, MAP Training, OSHA, ICRA Awareness, Hoisting & Rigging Specialties: Sheet Metal Layout & Fabrication, Welding, Trade Mathematics, Commercial & Residential Duct Design, HVAC Service, Industrial Design & Fabrication, Phenolic Board (KoolDuct) Rod Graffis,  Full-Time Instructor 
  • 33 Years Trade Experience
Certifications: iTi Instructor 101, OSHA, ICB/TABB Fire Life Safety Technician, ICRA Awareness,iTi Foreman Training, Hoisting & Rigging, Various AWS Weld Certs Specialties: Welding, Industrial Design & Fabrication Jim Domanowski, Welding Instructor
  • 46 Years Trade Experience
Certifications: Former Training Coordinator, CWI, American Welding Society Specialties: Welding Ken Armer, HVAC Service Instructor
  • 42 Years Trade Experience
Certifications: Licensed Contractor, ACCA Residential Design Specialist Specialties: HVAC Service, Residential & Light Commercial Jeff King, Safety Instructor
  • 22 Years Trade Experience
Certifications: iTi Certified OSHA 500, Architectural, Industrial Instructor, ASME Signaling & Rigging, ICB/TABB Fire Life Safety Technician & Supervisor Specialties: CPR/First-Aid, OSHA, Fire Life Safety, Signaling & Rigging. Will Garcia, Instructor
  • 25 Years Trade Experience
Certifications: ITI Instructor 101, OSHA, Hoisting & Rigging, EPA, LIFTS Specialties: Instructor of Static Vertical (1a), Static Boom (1b), Mobile Vertical (3a), Mobile Boom (3b) Kyle Dockery, Welding Instructor
  • 7 Years Trade Experience
Certifications: OSHA, AWPT, Various AWS Weld Certs Specialties: Various Welding Principles, Fabrication, Phenolic Board (Koolduct,Thermaduct) Dan Kline, Instructor
  • 31 Years Trade Experience
Certifications: Test Facility Representative, Fabrication Technician, Estimator, & Supervisor & Foreman, AWPT Training Instructor.

Application Requirements

Applications are accepted at the Toledo Training Center on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • A valid driver’s license, birth certificate and high school transcripts must be submitted at the time of application.
  • $15 non-refundable application fee – cash only.
Applicants will be required to successfully complete a standardized test (independently administered), to qualify for an interview. The test is administered on a later date and the testing agency charges a $30 test fee. NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY AS TO STUDENTS: The SMART Local # 33 Joint Apprenticeship and Training Fund admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its admission policies, educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school administered programs.

Want to join our training program?

Please fill out the form linked below to complete an application for Sheet Metal Works’ Local 33, Toledo District Apprenticeship.

Contact Us

27430 Crossroads Pkwy. Rossford, OH 43460

(419) 873-9964