Students from Fort Hayes, Eastland to visit, create tool tray as intro to school

Sheet Metal Workers Local No. 24 will host an open house at the Columbus Sheet Metal Workers Apprenticeship Training Center, 3031 Lamb Ave., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, in celebration of National Apprenticeship Week Nov. 14-18.

Welding students from Fort Hayes and Eastland career centers will tour the training facility, meet instructors and build a tool tray in the school’s fabrication shop.

National Apprenticeship Week was created last year to tell the story of apprenticeships and invite business and industry, education, career seekers, community-based organizations, students and workers to learn about the real world advantages of this form of higher education.

More than 14,000 sheet metal apprentices are registered at over 150 union sheet metal training facilities across the United State and Canada. Those who participate in sheet metal apprenticeships across the country often graduate debt-free with a career and living wage generally well above that of their college or university counterparts.

Additional information about union sheet metal apprenticeships can be found at www.sheetmetal-iti.org or by calling 703-739-7200.