SMART Local Union #33

Wheeling Training Center

The Wheeling Sheet Metal Workers’ Joint Apprenticeship Trust Committee is committed to providing quality sheet metal training and skilled labor 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.

Apprenticeship Programs

With the expansion of our facility underway, Wheeling Training Center is devoted to providing the training and expertise to a growing pool of men and women interested in the trade. We offer a five-year training program that instills value and purpose in specialties of your choice such as industrial fabrication, welding, HVAC and more. Our program offers a diverse selection of classes and instruction from skilled craftsmen with years of experience in the trade. Get paid to train while earning a minimum of $15/hour along with a health insurance and pension plan from Day 1. We have a CWI on staff full-time for anyone working towards Welding certifications.

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
  • Testing and balancing
  • Architectural sheet metal work
  • Math
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Fire Life Safety


Eric Anderson, Training Coordinator, Instructor, CWI
  • 33 Years Trade Experience
  • 20 Years Instructor Experience
  • Sheet Metal Apprentice 1985-1990, Sheet Metal Journeyman 1990 -present
Certifications: Certified Welding Inspector, Welding Test Supervisor, Welding Supervisor Specialties: Welding

Application Requirements

  • 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 submitting an application to Workforce West Virginia and achieving the minimum standard on a Tabe Test administered by Workforce West Virginia you will be scheduled for an interview by a panel from the JATF.
  • 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, Tabe Test scores, 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.

Want to join our training program?

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

Contact Us

68 18th St. Wheeling, WV, 26003

+1 (740) 633-3626