The International Training Institute (ITI) has expanded its online courses offerings in response to the global pandemic that has made travel restrictive and risky. Online courses allow members and apprentices to learn new skills and stay abreast of the latest information and technologies from the safety of their homes and work environments.

Distance learning
The ITI will offer a selection of distance learning courses in the evenings starting in September. These classes will meet online once or twice a week with independent studies and homework required between class sessions. Many of these classes are open to any member of the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation (SMART) in good standing, with a few of the classes being limited to training center instructors only.

ITI’s redesigned course catalog can be found at with the online courses under the “distance learning” tab, where students can view the course offerings, descriptions and requirements. Classes are first come, first served and class sizes will be limited as shown in the course catalog. Additional classes may be offered in the future.

New online course
Earlier this spring, a COVID-19 Awareness course was developed and launched to educate workers on the virus and disease it causes and how to best protect themselves from exposures. The current pandemic crisis is a fluid one, and information can change quickly. The course information is the best available at this time and is taken from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) publications and web pages. All apprentices and training center staff are encouraged to take this online course before returning to school or the workplace.

CLICK HERE to access the course. An active login for Moodle or the ITI website is required.