Local 17 Veterans Day Helmets to Hardhats
Back row: Ryan Foster, John Healy, Nickolas Toussaint, Marc Jaramillo, John Cody Middle row: Brian Fortier, William Atkinson, Robert Errico Front row: Matthew Pacheco, Waylon Krueger, Jerod Jones, Clifford Randolph, Eric Hart Thank you to Tom Gunning and the Building Trades Employers' Association - BTEA for supporting our veteran-members and the #HelmetstoHardhats program! Contractors know-- the best union worker…Read more
Local 17 Boston takes 1st place at the Regional 1 Contest 2019
Congratulations to all 3 of the Local 17 Boston Apprentices that competed in the Regional 1 Contest. 4th year Thomas Mancini (McCusker-Gill), 3rd year Matthew Pacheco (McCusker-Gill) and John Gildea (Bryant Sheet Metal). The apprentices competed against other Sheet Metal Worker Apprentices from 10 different locals in the Region. Local 17 J.A.T.C. hosted this years…Read more
2019-2020 Apprentice Training Calendar
Please call Training Center to find out what class you are in for the upcoming school year. 617-298-0850Read more
3rd Year Apprentice Derek Cooke takes 3rd place at the Regional Contest
Ryan Cullivan-Marston 2nd year (XYZ Sheet Metal), Derek Cooke (Cannistraro) and Christopher Wool (McCusker-Gill) represented Local 17 at the 2018 Regional Contest in Albany, NY. Derek Cooke placed 3rd in the Regional Contest.Read more
Now On Sale at the Training Center.
Now On Sale at the Training Center. We accept Debit/Credit or Checks only! Screwdrivers $ 6.00 Drawstring Bags $ 7.00 Scale Rulers $ 7.00 Beanies $ 9.00 Vise Grip $ 11.00 Wood Rulers $ 12.00 T-Shirt $ 13.00 Wide Mouth Locking Flange $ 14.00 Red Snips $ 15.00 Green Snips $ 15.00 Crimpers $ 16.00…Read more
J.A.T.C. Local 17’s JONATHAN DEPINA WINS THE 2018 ALL of NEW ENGLAND GOLDEN GLOVE CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE.
J.A.T.C. Local 17's JONATHAN DEPINA WINS THE 2018 ALL of NEW ENGLAND GOLDEN GLOVE CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE . It was a great night at the fights once again with strong support from Local 17 in attendance to cheer on our Champion. Jon fighting hard in a tough bout winning the decision and Championship title. Local 17s…Read more
LOCAL 17 3RD YEAR APPRENTICE JON DEPINA (BOSTON AIR) WINS SEMI FINAL GOLDEN GLOVE FIGHT
Jon DePina won his semifinal bout last night in a tough fight, but pulled out the win to advance to the final fight. LOCAL 17's 3RD YEAR APPRENTICE JON DEPINA (BOSTON AIR) FIGHTS TONIGHT 7:30 PM LOWELL AUDITORIUM FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE ALL NEW ENGLAND GOLDEN GLOVES CHAMP. He won last night semifinal bout in…Read more
Jon DePina and Troy Anderson represented Local 17 JATC
It was a great night at the fights with a good crowd from Local 17 in attendance to cheer on our Boxers. Jon DePina and Troy Anderson represented Local 17 JATC and both fought hard in tough fights. Unfortunately Troy Anderson was not victorious but battled hard. Local 17's Jon DePina won and is the…Read more
DePina and Anderson fighting in the 2018 Golden Gloves
Please come out on February 1st at the Lowell Auditorium to show your support for Apprentices Jon DePina and Troy Anderson as they fight for the 2018 Golden Gloves.Read more
Local 17 JATC hosts Apprenticeship Open House for Career and Technical Education Seniors 2017
The Building Trades Training Directors Association in collaboration with the MA Girls in Trades hosted an Apprenticeship Open House for Career Technical Education (CTE) seniors in eastern Massachusetts on Thursday November 16th 2017. 8 High Schools form eastern MA with approximately 150 High School Seniors attended this event.Read more
In recognition of Veterans Day, the Massachusetts Building Trades Council
In recognition of Veterans Day, the Massachusetts Building Trades Council held a ceremony and fundraiser for the Helmets to Hardhats program. The event raised over $31,000 in donations to the program. Helmets to Hardhats connects veterans with union jobs and training, because people is losing jobs easily now a days, and some of these situations…Read more
JON DEPINA 3RD YEAR APPRENTICE
Hundreds of boxing fans watched as Sheet Metal Worker Local 17 Apprentice Jon Depina defeated his opponent from N.Y. at the Somerville Dilboy Stadium 6th Annual Fight Night. Jon had a series of jabs, hooks and body blows and was able to display his dominance taking the decision.Read more
Newly Sworn in Journey Persons ~ 2017 Graduating Apprentice Class
2017 GRADUATED APPRENTICES Nicholas McKay, Nicholas Watts, Kyle Kennedy, Christopher MacFarlane, James Kane, Kristafor Daniels, Robert Cotter Matthew Donlan, Shamaiah Turner, Christopher Rowley, Joshua Garvey, James Dearden, Adam Judge, James Higgins, Jonathan Eaton, Derek Warren, Jacob Johnston, Richard Montecalvo, Christopher Sgro Evan Donohoe, Joseph Crowley, Michael Sullivan, Daniel Whitten, William Whyte Jr., Matthew Patten, Jeffrey…Read more
Congratulations to the three apprentices that represented Local 17 Boston at the Regional Contest
Congratulations to the three apprentices that represented Local 17 Boston at the Regional Contest this past weekend. 4th year apprentice Adam Urrutia (McCusker-Gill) 1st place winner 3rd year apprentice Andrew Polese (Cox Engineering) 3rd place winner 2nd year apprentice Barry Durnin (McCusker-Gill) 2nd place winner Each apprentice participated in a written test, drafting project and…Read more
Local 17 Apprentice Contest 2017
Saturday March 4th, 150 apprentices competed in the J.A.T.C. sponsored Local 17 SMW Apprentice Contest. We had over 30 journeymen volunteer to help make this event such a huge success. Thank you all for coming and participating. A special thanks to all those who donated to help make this day possible Local 17 E-board, SMACNA,…Read more
Bob Butler and Dan Hardy present certificates to SMW who stepped up and helped in times of need.
Local 17 Sheet Metal Worker Apprentices team up to help a brother. While driving in Dorchester, MA, on January 24, 2017 Local 17 Journeyman Gary Lynch Jr. notices two young children, were in distress on the side of the road. The young girl was in distress and bewildered because her 12 year old brother was…Read more
The Massachusetts Girls in Trades Advisory Group hosted the Second Annual Career Fair on March 2nd 2017.
The Massachusetts Girls in Trades Advisory Group hosted the Career Fair on March 2nd 2017. Shamaiah Turner (5th year apprentice- Harrington Air Systems), Caitlyn Pike (2nd year apprentice- Quality Metals Inc.), (Adrian Mobley 1st year apprentice- McCusker- Gill inc, & Frazier Sheet Metal) along with John Healy, Training Coordinator represented Local 17 at the Career…Read more
First Year Apprentice Troy Anderson wins 1st fight at the 2017 Golden Gloves
Opening night of 2017 Greater Lowell Golden Gloves. Troy Anderson of Dorchester and Nonantum Boxing Club (Red), right, won 132 lb Novice bout vs Steve Rao of Lowell and Lowell West End (Blue). (SUN/Julia Malakie)Read more
Michael J. Burke Memorial Scholarship Award 2016 Presentation
The JATC recognized Cox Engineering 5th year apprentice Franklin Garcia with the Michael J. Burke Memorial Scholarship Award. The Michael J. Burke Scholarship goes to the graduating apprentice who displayed academic achievement, a commitment to help others in school and on the job-site, has a strong work ethic and leadership qualities.Read more
Apprentice Graduation 2016
The JATC presented the Graduation award for 2016 D.A.T. "Outstanding Apprentice" to Todd Thorvaldsen. The Malco "Head of the Class" to Robert Lester honoring these apprentices whose overall academic performance ranked highest among the group also the apprentices must have an outstanding records of performance, work history and attendance throughout their apprenticeship. The JATC…Read more
Support Steven Sennett Local 17 Brother
Please help us in supporting Steven Sennett. Steven is a 33 year old, from South Boston. He is known as a hard working sheet metal worker Local 17. He is also a good natured and loving, young man. He enjoyed camping in New Hampshire. He also was an active outdoor enthusiast. On June 26, 2016, Steven was…Read more
These 5 people had the smarts to launch careers in booming fields
Massachusetts Girls in Trade Conference and Career Fair
The Massachusetts Girls in Trades Advisory Group hosted the Career Fair on March 30th. Shamaiah Turner, 4th year apprentice along with John Healy, Training Coordinator represented Local 17 at the Career Fair. Over 400 female students from 18 high schools across the state flocked to the headquarters of IBEW Local 103 in Dorchester by the…Read more
Wentworth Institute of Technology & SMW Local 17 Degree Program
Come speak to Timothy McCarthy, Program Manager April 8th, May 4th, June 15th & July 6th From 11 am to 1 pm Sheet Metal Workers' Local 17 Training Center 1181 Adams St. Dorchester, MA 02124 Click here for more details wentworthRead more
Local 17 Apprentice Brian Lawrence Crowned All of New England Golden Gloves Novice Middleweight Champion 2016
Local 17 Apprentice Brian Lawrence Crowned All of New England Golden Gloves Novice Middleweight Champion 2016 Both top regarded boxers and Local 17 apprentices Brian Lawrence (middleweight) and Jonathan DePina (lightweight) stepped into the ring to fight tough opponents for the New England Golden Gloves Novice Championship Titles. Brian fought for the middleweight title and…Read more
Local 17 TAB LAB hosts TAB TECHNICIAN Performance test.
Local 17 TAB LAB hosts TAB TECHNICIAN Performance test. On Saturday, February 12th and 13th Local 17 TAB LAB was in full swing hosting the TABB Technician practical test. Four journeymen from local 40 and Local 46 traveled to Boston to participate along with local 17 journeyman Sean Hayward and 3rd year apprentice Christopher Burak.…Read more
Local 17 Apprentices Win Golden Gloves Central New England Regional Championships
Local 17 Apprentices Win Golden Gloves Central New England Regional Championships Apprentices Brian Lawrence (middleweight) and Jonathan DePina (lightweight) took home Championship Titles in the Central New England Golden Gloves Finals. With crushing hooks, jabs, good counter punching, big shots and steady pressure both fighters were victorious. Brian and Jon are serious boxers who train…Read more
Two Apprentices Honored At January Meeting For Their Bravery,
Kevin Akerley, 2nd year apprentice and Greg Leonard, 4th year apprentice were honored at the January meeting for the commendable actions of stepping forward and using the First Aid and CPR training that they received at the J.A.T.C. to help potentially save a life. Kevin encountered a homeless individual who was unresponsive. Without hesitation Kevin…Read more
James “Jimmy” Sullivan Jr.
James F. Sullivan Jr. March 16, 1971-January 8, 2016 4th year apprentice James Francis "Sully" Sullivan, Jr., was a lifelong resident of Hanson, MA who valiantly lost his battle with addiction on Friday, January 8, 2016 at the young age of 44 with his family by his side. He was born on March 16, 1971.…Read more
Apprenticeship Contest 2015
The Local 17 apprenticeship contest was a huge success this year with approximately 125 apprentices competing. This year's competition apprentices gathered together from Local 17 Boston, New Bedford, Maine, New Hampshire and Rhode Island to compete. The contest consists of three different competitions written, shop and drafting. The judges and proctors are journeymen, apprentices and…Read more
Local 17 Apprentice Austin Pitts; steps forward in a time of need.
Austin Pitts, Local 17 Third year apprentice honored November 4th at the Union Meeting for his heroic efforts to help save a life. In June 2015, Austin Pitts stepped forward without hesitation to the aid of two motorcyclists. After witnessing an accident which involved 2 riders; a man and a woman. The woman had a…Read more
Labor Day Breakfast 2015
John Cody President of Local 17, Anthony Franceschini, Shamaiah Turner and Todd Thorvaldsen Apprentices and Officers of Local 17 attend the annual Labor Day Breakfast sponsored by the Greater Boston Labor Council at the Park Plaza Hotel. Apprentices Shamaiah Turner, Anthony Franceschini and Todd Thorvaldsen were in attendance and heard President Obama rally all union…Read more
Congratulations New Journeymen
Eight new journeymen who completed their apprenticeship and passed the Massachusetts Sheet Metal Journeyman 1 License test were sworn in at the August union meeting in front of the membership. In attendance were family and coworkers along with many of the new first year apprentices just starting their careers. Shawn Leonard, Sean Hayward, Philip Sacco,…Read more
New Apprentice Class 1st week of instruction at the Sheet Metal Training Center
New Apprentice Class 1st week of instruction at the Sheet Metal Training Center. After a week of OSHA 30 and Union Orientation the apprentices hit the ground running this week with classroom studies, first aid /CPR certifications and shop instruction, they are all assigned to companies and will be on the job for their hands…Read more
City’s trade unions get it: Training pays high dividends
City’s trade unions get it: Training pays high dividends By James Hobin Aug. 13, 2015 Graduate speaker Freddie Rivera addressed classmates and guests at the Building Pathways Graduation on August 7. James Hobin photo All you have to do is get in your car and try to drive around town and you will see for…Read more
Local 17 Jonathan DePina wins Ringside World Championships Boxing Title
Congratulations 1st Year Apprentice Jonathan DePina Local 17 Jonathan DePina wins 2015 Ringside World Championships Boxing Title. Jon along with his father and trainer traveled to Independence, MO. for the Ringside World Championships Boxing Tournament. Jon eliminated his first two opponents Thursday and Friday before stepping into the ring Saturday for the Title…Read more
Local 17 JATC helping the community
Local 17 JATC helping the community Painting the Three Decker murals at Training Center in Dorchester, Mass. During the week of August 3, 2015, Dorchester-based artist James Hobin, assisted by Mike Prokosch and Paul Moylan, painted three murals on the floor of the auditorium at the Sheet Metal Training Center on Adams Street. Each…Read more
Local 17 Sheet Metal Worker Apprentices Brandon Neal & Jonathan DePina step into the boxing ring to help raise money for Union Brother that has been diagnosed with cancer.
Local 17 Sheet Metal Worker Apprentices Brandon Neal & Jonathan DePina step into the boxing ring to help raise money for Union Brother that has been diagnosed with cancer. Brandon Neal 2nd year apprentice and Jonathan DePina 1st year apprentice both participated in 'Fight Night for Carl" at Peter Welch's gym last Saturday night. Both…Read more
First Aid & CPR training has been scheduled for Saturday, October 24, 2015.
Please check out the Continuing Education page to register for this class. Class size is limited to the first 10 members signed up.Read more
OSHA 30 class scheduled to begin in November
Please check out the Continuing Education page to register for this class. Class size is limited to the first 25 members signed up.Read more
1st Year Orientation 2015
The newest members of Local 17 attended the 1st year orientation on July 23, 2015.Read more
Welding Class scheduled to begin October 19th.
Please make sure to check out the Continuing Education for upcoming classes. Class is limited to the first 15 members registered.Read more
Members of the Sheet Metal Workers Local 17 showed up to the L street bathhouse
Members of the Sheet Metal Workers Local 17 showed up to the L street bathhouse Tuesday morning to volunteer their labor in hanging a speed bag frame that had fallen off the wall at the South Boston Boxing Club. The Sheet Metal Workers have deep roots in South Boston. Their apprenticeship program was once run…Read more
Apprenticeship is better than college for some.
There are 1.7 million Americans graduating from college each spring, and not only do many have challenging job prospects, but two-thirds will leave school with debt. Apprentices - like those at Boston's Sheet Metal Workers Union Local Seventeen training center - spend 200 hours in the classroom and 1,800 hours per year working for local…Read more
Local 17 JATC Hailed by US Secretary of Labor as model for rest of nation
Sheet Metal Workers Local 17 was the first of the building trades to register its apprenticeship program in the state of Massachusetts as far back as 1952. While visiting the state on Nov. 17, U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez dropped by the Sheet Metal Workers Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee facility in Dorchester, MA to…Read more