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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.

MIG Welding Certification 

Dates: Mon & Wed beginning April 24th 2017
Times: 4 pm to 8 pm
Instructor: Marc LaMonica

Basic TAB

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.

Dates: April 24th 2017 Mon & Wed
Times: 4pm to 8pm
Instructor: Jim Anderton and Bill Bulens

Foreman Training

Foreman Training for Sheet Metal Workers is a 20-hour course 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.

Dates: April 24th  Mon
Times: 4pm to 7pm
Instructor: Paul Daley

Introduction to CAD

This course, 15 (4 hour) classes, 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.

Dates: April 24th Mon & Wed
Times: 4 pm to 8 pm
Instructor: Michael Gallant

First Aid & CPR & A.E.D.

This course, two  (4 hour) classes, is designed to give sheet metal workers in the workplace the knowledge and skills necessary to prevent, recognize and provide basic care for injuries and sudden illnesses until advanced medical personnel arrive and take charge.

Dates: April 24th & April 26th
Times: 4pm to 8pm
Instructor: Evan Donohoe

Hydronics

This course is designed to provide an understanding of the different components of a hydronic system along with an explanation of the operating characteristics of each hydronic system to the students. This course will also identify the different types of control valves and explain their applications. This course will identify the symbol used in drawings of hydronic systems and what is happening on a hydronic schematic during any given cycle. We will investigate the items that need to be checked for prebalance preparation. The students will be shown how to obtain measurements from the following hydronic flow measurement devices (meters): Venturi, calibrated balancing valve, orfice plate, and averaging pilot tube. We will identify the part of a centrifugal pump and how to use pump law equations to determine new impeller diameters, brake horse-power, gallons per minute, required pressure differential, and total dynamic head. Finally we will discuss pumps and pump laws and point out how similar they are to fans and fan laws.

Dates: October 17th Mon & Wed
Times: 4pm to 8pm
Instructor:Bill Bulens

4 hr CEU requirement course for TAB & Fire Life Safety certification

This course covers manufacture requirements for the installation, inspection, and maintenance of fire dampers, smoke dampers, combination fire/smoke dampers and ceiling damper systems, the relevant building code requirements of effective operation for property protection, life safety requirements, building design, and performance, and also product testing and performance under fire conditions.

Dates:
Times: 4 pm to 8 pm
Instructor: Daniel Flynn

TAB Certification Prep

This course is designed for SMW who want to prepare for TAB test. To become ITI certified TAB Technicians. The course explains and illustrates typical test content, areas covered by the test and types of tasks required in the performance test.

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Instructor: Bill Bulens & Jim Anderton

OSHA 30

This course provides detailed information into the federal agency known as OSHA – Occupational Safety and Health Agency. What is its purpose and who does it serve? This course includes many different concepts such as the difference between regulations and laws, inspections, employer’s rights and responsibilities, employee’s rights and responsibilities, citations, penalties for violations, imminent dangers, safe work practices and the compliant handling process.

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Instructor: Bill Walsh, Barry Ryan, Dan Flynn & Dan Hardy

Basic Sheet Metal Soldering

This is designed to teach the basic skills necessary to solder sheet metal seems. The course includes identifying material, flux, and proper heat application to satisfactorily solder watertight seams. Safe work practices and code understanding will also be covered.

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Instructor: Frank Bennett

First Aid & CPR & A.E.D.

This course, one (8 hour) class, is designed to give sheet metal workers in the workplace the knowledge and skills necessary to prevent, recognize and provide basic care for injuries and sudden illnesses until advanced medical personnel arrive and take charge.

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Instructor: Daniel Hardy

Signaling, Hoisting & Rigging

This course is in response to the new Crane and Derricks OSHA standards and (section CFR 1926 subpart cc) for signal person and rigging qualifications. It will give you the basic knowledge and skills necessary for crane limitations, basic crane operations, hand signals, voice signals, basic safety considerations and basic rigging

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Fire Life Safety

This course covers manufacture requirements for the installation, inspection, and maintenance of fire dampers, smoke dampers, combination fire/smoke dampers and ceiling damper systems, the relevant building code requirements of effective operation for property protection, life safety requirements, building design, and performance, and also product testing and performance under fire conditions.

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Residential HVAC

This Course, 10 (4 hour) classes, is designed to teach the sheet metal worker how to schedule, plan, measure, rough in , size and install units and duct, and finish the installation.

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Advanced TAB

This course is designed to teach about more detailed processes of testing, adjusting and balancing. This course will talk about some of the important 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.

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TAB Certification Prep

This course is designed for SMW who want to prepare for TAB test. To become ITI certified TAB Technicians. The course explains and illustrates typical test content, areas covered by the test and types of tasks required in the performance test.

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 Advanced CAD

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Hot Works Certification Training Seminars

Sheet Metal Workers Local 17, Sheet Metal Workers J.A.T.C Local 17 and SMACNA Boston are working with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the Boston Fire Department, the Commission of the Inspectional Services Division (ISD) and the State Fire Marshall’s office to help certify all workers affiliated in the Sheet Metal Industry in the new required “Hot Works Certification” training.

The HOT WORKS ordinance is scheduled to go into place January 2017. All employees on the job; as well as the person that pulls the permit, must have the Hot Works Certification.

Local 17 has 9 instructors that received the Hot Works Instructor Certification; Michael Burke, Michael Burns, Paul Daley, Daniel Flynn, Michael Gallant, Brian Harrington, Marc LaMonica, Barry Ryan and William Walsh. With these instructors we believe we will have no problem making sure all Local 17 members are certified in Hot Works by December 31, 2016.  The apprentices will receive this certification during their next scheduled class; starting next week with the current 4th years.

All classes will take place at Local 17 J.A.T.C,, 1181 Adams Street, Dorchester, MA.   The following dates and times will be available for your employees to sign up to take the class:

January 17th, Tuesday from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm

January 18th, Wednesday from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

January 21st, Saturday from 7:00 am to 11:00 am

January 26th, Thursday from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The class size is limited to 50 participants per instructor and classes will be filled first come first serve. Class will be cancelled if less than 10 people are registered.