Provided below is a set of links available to contractors interested in knowing some of our partnerships:
International Training Institute (ITI)
The International Training Institute (ITI) is jointly sponsored by Sheet Metal Worker”s International Association (SMWIA) and the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors” National Association (SMACNA). We offer apprenticeship and advanced career training for union workers in the sheet metal industry throughout the United States and Canada. Located in Alexandria, Virginia, ITI produces a standardized sheet metal curriculum supported by a wide variety of training materials
Sheet Metal Occupational Health Institute Trust
While Screenings and research on environmental, safety, and health issues continue to be the cornerstone of SMOHIT”s efforts, our expanding mission now includes being the sheet metal industry”s leading resource for health and safety products and services. We will achieve this goal by offering cutting-edge training using interactive charts, dvds, cd-roms, web-based resources, online classes, and mobile apps.
Architectural Metal Expertise
The Architectural Metal Expertise team pride themselves on their dedication to training. Our industry”s formal apprenticeship program features four to five years of “on-the-job” learning by the apprentice, as well as hundreds of hours of classroom time. This includes specific training in all aspects of architectural sheet metal, as well as extensive safety training. Our commitment includes more than $50 million invested each year on training across the nation. Applicants must meet certain requirements before they are accepted as apprentices. To advance, apprentices must demonstrate specific knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Testing Adjusting and Balancing Bureau (TABB)
Testing Adjusting and Balancing Bureau (TABB) in project specifications for the testing and balancing of HVAC systems in new and retrofit construction. A decision to include TABB will result in direct benefits by expanding professional and accessible resources and by raising the execution level of Testing, Adjusting and Balancing (TAB) contractors. TABB”s certification program is administered by an International Certification Board head-quartered in Washington DC and all certifications are performed on a national basis. This open, national procedure insures consistency and quality in application which is often lost in locally based and administered programs.
National Center for Energy Management and Building Technologies
The National Center improves the efficiency, productivity and security of the U.S. building stock by developing and disseminating synergistic and complementary solutions to energy management, indoor environmental quality and security concerns in new and existing buildings. This is done by supporting research, participating in standard setting, advancing technical training and professional education and serving as a repository of information on economic, technical and public policy issues. The National Center acts a resource to Federal agencies, state and local governments, building owners, the HVAC industry and consumers.
Helmets to Hardhats
Helmets to Hardhats is a national program that connects National Guard, Reserve and transitioning active-duty military members with quality career training and employment opportunities within the construction industry.
Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors” National Association (SMACNA) Arizona
The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors” National Association (SMACNA) is the standard-bearer of our industry. Our technical manuals are the accepted standards for sheet metal and air conditioning and we are constantly striving to update them or publish new editions to move the industry forward in the areas of new applications, new materials, safety and training. SMACNA Arizona stands for the very traditional values of quality, leadership and dedication to the needs, both professionally and personally, of our craftspeople.
The Arizona members of SMACNA are signatory contractors of the Sheet Metal Workers” Local 359 which ensures that they employ highly trained and skilled craftspeople. Their support of the Phoenix Sheet Metal Joint Apprenticeship and Training Program means that pool of talent will be here in the future.