Sheet Metal Industry Training Board
“we give you the tools to be successful in industry”
Sheet Metal Industry Training Board (SMITB) was created by SMART Local Union #280 & SMACNA-BC contractors to administer the organized sheet metal industry apprenticeship system for BC (excluding Vancouver Island). SMITB is the multi-employer sponsor for sheet metal apprentices and architectural sheet metal apprentices attending subsidized technical training at the Sheet Metal Workers Training Centre (SMWTCS). As members of SMART Local Union #280, apprentices are referred to work with SMACNA-BC contractors, and SMITB maintains the apprentice records and submits work-based training records to the Industry Training Authority (ITA).
SMITB operates on a “not-for-profit” basis and is currently comprised of 8 trustees (4 SMART Local Union #280 representatives and 4 SMACNA-BC contractors). Trustees are responsible for providing leadership in understanding the labour market needs and communicating information to over 1,600 SMART Local Union #280 members and over 70 SMACNA-BC contractors. SMITB has representation on various government committees to communicate the needs of the sheet metal industry. It is funded by hourly contributions negotiated through SMART Local Union #280 Collective Agreement.
Sheet Metal Workers Training Centre Society
“providing the highest quality of technical training”
Sheet Metal Workers Training Centre Society offers training and upgrading to help improve the vocational and safety skills of sheet metal workers. Our sheet metal workers become more employable through training that keeps up with changes in technology and courses are designed in response to industry needs. We are an official apprenticeship training provider for BC registered sheet metal workers. Our Centre is the only training facility in BC that is recognized both provincially by the Industry Training Authority (ITA), and Gold Standard accredited internationally by the International Training Institute (ITI).
Our Centre offers high quality technical and speciality training in new and environmentally-responsible technologies designed to give you a rewarding career in sheet metal. Our highly qualified instructors offer many years of on-the-job experience to guide students in learning new skills needed to demonstrate quality workmanship and productivity in the sheet metal industry. Our Centre is committed to providing an enriched training experience that prepares our graduates to meet the ever-evolving demands of a dynamic and growing industry.
The Sheet Metal Industry Training Board and the Sheet Metal Workers Training Centre Society’s collaborative mission is to provide the highest quality of technical and specialty training to apprentices and journeypersons in British Columbia by delivering the highest standards of instruction and utilizing industry methods and technologies.