Training Center News


Apprentices, remember that you are required to take and complete the Trade Math Class within your first three periods, First Aid before the end of apprenticeship, and a minimum of two other classes. For Residential Apprentices you must also take the Gas Heating Service and Air-Conditioning Class.

College Credit

Your Building Trades Apprenticeship Completion Certificate is worth college credit!

An articulation agreement exists between Macomb Community College and the Sheet Metal Workers' Local 80 Joint Apprenticeship Fund. Graduates of the Building Trades Apprenticeship program will receive 32 credit hours towards an Associates of Arts degree in General Studies. Your Completion Certificate is all you need. To get more information or to schedule an appointment call Ms Vikki Gordon, MBA @ (586) 445.7519.

Oakland Community College offers 22 credit hours towards Associate in Applied Science – Construction management.

Washetnau County Comminity College offers 26 Credit Hours of Trade Related credits

Efforts are ongoing to establish articulation agreements with St Clair County Community College, Wayne County Community College and Henry Ford Community College.

Membership Meetings

Membership meetings normally are held on the fourth Tuesday of the month. Please contact the training center for location details


Congress passed, and President Obama has signed into law, the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011. Included in this new law is the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP). VRAP offers up to 12 months of training assistance to unemployed Veterans. The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) and the Department of Labor (DOL) are working together to roll out this new program on July 1, 2012.