ITI develops, implements Ventilation Verification curriculum

The first Ventilation Verification Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) pilot course for training coordinators and instructors was offered via virtual platform by the International Training Institute (ITI), the educational arm of the unionized sheet metal industry, May 25-27. The course was led by Cary Norberg, ITI field staff representative, with the help of ITI service and testing,…
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The ITI Turns 50: Five questions with a former administrator

Richard “Dick” Peck started his sheet metal apprenticeship in 1958 and became a journey worker in 1962 at Sheet Metal Workers Local 20 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. A former administrator for the National Energy Management Institute (NEMI), he was asked to take the role as Funds Administrator — which included the International Training Institute, NEMI and the Sheet Metal Occupational…
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Heavy Metal Summer Experience introduces youth to sheet metal

Each high school student touring the Western Washington Sheet Metal training center on July 13 left with a miniature Jeep they helped fabricate themselves, a newfound appreciation for the rewards of a career in the trades, information on apprenticeships and a big smile. The Heavy Metal Summer Experience (HMSE), a six-week program introducing young people…
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‘If you don’t walk forward, you will fall behind’: The ITI turns 50 (part 2)

The second 15 years of existence for the National Training Fund (NTF), now known as the International Training Institute, were — like many teenage growing periods — full of momentum. Now that the organization had been well established, one thing was constant and inevitable: change. Initiatives created in 1986 made a lasting impact on the organization’s…
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Military service members take first step into civilian life

SMART Heroes graduates 23rd class of new sheet metal apprentices Six active members of the United States Army and two Air Force veterans graduated as the 23rd class of the SMART Heroes program’s Western Washington location Monday, Aug. 9, at 2725 Williamson Place, in DuPont. The graduates include Sgt. 1st Class William Corson, Army; Spc. Mack Pruitt,…
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SMART Heroes Colorado Springs graduates six Army soliders

SMART Heroes graduated six members of the United States Army from its program Monday, Aug. 9, at its Colorado location, Sheet Metal Workers Local 9, 1420 Quail Lake Loop in Colorado Springs. In order to graduate, service members completed a seven-week course to earn the equivalent of their first-year sheet metal apprentice training (224 hours).…
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Dale Clark

Dale Clark joins ITI as OSHA specialist

Second-generation union sheet metal worker Dale Clark began work on Jan. 1 as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) specialist, a new position created to oversee health and safety classes for members. Clark comes to the International Training Institute (ITI) from Sheet Metal Workers Local 24 in Columbus, Ohio, where he taught OSHA classes…
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Active-duty service members take first step into civilian life

SMART Heroes graduates 22nd class of new sheet metal apprentices Seven active members of the United States military and one veteran graduated as the 22nd class of the SMART Heroes program’s Western Washington location Monday, June 14, at 2725 Williamson Place, in DuPont. The graduates represented the ranks of the United States Air Force and Army and…
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Active-duty military graduate in Colorado Springs

SMART Heroes graduated five members of the United States Army from its program Monday, June 14, at its Colorado location, Sheet Metal Workers Local 9, 1420 Quail Lake Loop in Colorado Springs. In order to graduate, service members completed a seven-week course to earn the equivalent of their first-year sheet metal apprentice training (224 hours).…
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From military to civilian: SMART Heroes to graduate 21st class

New sheet metal apprentices include members of Army, Air Force, Marines Ten active members of the United States military and three veterans graduated as the 21st class of the SMART Heroes program’s Western Washington location Monday, April 19, at 2725 Williamson Place, in DuPont. The graduates represented the ranks of the United States Air Force, Army and…
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