Sheet Metal Workers Local 17 J.A.T.C.
1181 Adams St., Dorchester, MA 02124

Continuing Education

As time goes on, some things stay the same in the Sheet Metal trade, but other things change. As technology, equipment and codes continue to change, you need to keep up with the safest and most up-to-date procedures on the job. The Sheet Metal Workers Local 17 Training Center has a qualified staff of journeymen instructors to help you get the job done effectively and efficiently. For journeymen who want to keep up to date on the latest materials, methods, products and codes, the Sheet Metal Workers Local 17 Training Center offers a variety of advanced journey persons training courses. To accommodate the members’ work schedule, classes are offered in the evening, during the day and on weekends at our state-of-the-art facility in Boston.

NFPA Hot Works (Paul Daley)

Thursday, September 28th                                                     4pm to 8pm

  • Hot work is any activity or process that involves open flames or that generates sparks or heat and includes: Welding and allied processes; heat treating; grinding; thawing pipes; powder-driven fasteners; hot riveting; torch-applied roofing; and any similar applications producing or using sparks, flame or heat.


MIG Welding (Marc Lamonica)

            Tuesdays & Wednesdays                  Starting October 9th 4pm to 8pm

  • MIG welding is an arc welding process in which a continuous solid wire electrode is fed through a welding gun and into the weld pool, joining the two base materials together. A shielding gas is also sent through the welding gun and protects the weld pool from contamination. In fact, MIG stands for metal inert gas. The technical name for it is gas metal arc welding (or GMAW), and the slang name for it is wire welding.


Basic CAD (Mike Gallant)

            Tuesdays & Thursdays                     Starting October 9th 4pm to 8pm

This course is designed to teach sheet metal workers the basic principles of Auto/CAD drawing. They will also be introduced to basic computer aided drawing and time saving options. The students are taught how to create a drawing, save it and recall it for later use. These drawings are then able to be printed. The students will be introduced to shop and field drawings of certain jobs in which they must input the information into the computer systems and begin the fabrication process. This course also places special emphasis on proper use and care of the equipment.


Basic TABB (Jim Anderton)

            Tuesdays & Thursdays                     Starting October 9th 4pm to 8pm

  • This course is designed to teach about processes of testing, adjusting and balancing. This course will talk about some of the components of each systems and how to adjust these components the fine tune each systems. This course will strictly deal with air and water systems and how to balance each system.


Residential HVAC (Adam Lannan & Brian Ulatowski)

            Tuesdays & Thursday                      Starting October 9th              4pm to 8pm

  • This Course is designed to teach the sheet metal worker how to schedule, plan, measure, rough in , size and install units and duct; as well as basic service.


Foreman Training (Paul Daley)

            Thursdays                  October 25th to November 15th                     4pm to 8pm

  • This course is designed to develop skilled Sheet Metal Worker foremen. During this course the participants will learn the roles and responsibilities of the foreman. In addition, they will learn how to create an effective work team, communicate effectively, apply problem-solving skills, document and maintain records, maintain labor-management relations, plan and schedule work, implement a safety program, and ensure the quality of work.