SMART Local Union #33

West Virginia Training Center

The West Virginia Sheet Metal Workers’ Joint Apprenticeship Trust Committee is committed to providing quality training for all apprentices and journeypersons within our jurisdiction, through education and practical job related training. We will continue to educate and prepare all union craftsmen and craftswomen to provide contractors with a qualified and skilled labor force.

Training Facility

West Virginia Training Center
  • Classroom and lab (8,960 sq. ft.)
    • Classrooms: Main Classroom, CAD/Computer Classroom, HVAC Classroom, Welding Classroom
    • Labs: HVAC Lab, Sheet Metal Lab, Welding Lab (AWS & HSB Test Facility)


  • ITI Core
  • Welding
  • AutoCAD
  • Testing and balancing
  • Architectural sheet metal work
  • Math
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
  • Blueprint Reading
  • OSHA 10 & 30 -hour Safety
  • Fire Life Safety


Basil Morehead, Jr., Instructor
  • 39 Years Trade Experience
  • 4 Years Instructor Experience
  • Sheet Metal Apprentice 1963-1967, Sheet Metal Journeyman 1967-present
Lennox Service Schools, Carrier Service Schools, National Gas Association Boiler Schools-Fairmont State College Certifications: Carrier Service Technician, Lennox Service Technician, Certified NEMI Technician for State of West Virginia in Energy Management and Balance Systems Plumbers License and Electrical License Specialties: HVAC Residential, Commercial and Industrial Design Air Balancing HVAC Residential, Commercial and Industrial Service Technician Eric Anderson, Welding Instructor
  • 23 Years Trade Experience
  • 11 Years Instructor Experience
  • Sheet Metal Apprentice 1985-1990, Sheet Metal Journeyman 1990 -present
Certifications: Welding Inspector Training, Welding Test Supervisor Training, Welding Supervisor Training, Basic Instructor Training Specialties: Welding Clarence Morrison, Welding Instructor
  • 16 Years Trade Experience
  • 4 Years Instructor Experience
  • Sheet Metal Apprentice 1995-2000, Sheet Metal Journeyman 1200-present
Attended Enginemen A and C School Great Lakes Training Center, ITI Basic Instructor Training Specialties: Welding Tony Lafferty, CADD Instructor
  • 39 years Experience
  • CADD Experience: 25 years
Bachelor Science Degree: Manufacturing and Fabrication Graphic Art, WV State College. Masters Degree: Vocational and Administration, Marshall University Certifications: CADD Training, Microsoft Auto Desk, Micro Station Software Specialties: CADD

Application Requirements

Applicants will be required to successfully complete a standardized test Administered by the J.A.T.F., to qualify for an interview. The tests are administered on a quarterly basis.
  • Applicants must be of legal age. (18)
  • Must be physically able to perform the work of the trade.
  • Must have received a High School Diploma or GED (proof required).
  • Must have a valid drivers license.
  • After being tested by the J.A.T.F and are scheduled to be interviewed by a panel from the J.A.T.F.
  • All applicants must submit a copy of their: birth certificate, copy of a valid driver’s license, grade transcript of school courses, grades obtained, diploma or GED, social security card, and proof of jurisdictional residence at the time of Interview.
  • Copy of DD 214 if you are a veteran.
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.

Contact Us

4601A Camden Ave. Parkersburg WV


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