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Sheet Metal

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Are you looking for a meaningful and diverse career? At Bates, you'll learn through extensive hands-on training in many aspects of sheet metal working. Bates offers the only sheet metal program in the region that prepares students for apprenticeship employment in the sheet metal industry. Customer projects completed in the classroom, shop, and the field, provide students with the necessary foundational skills to succeed in this high demand and rewarding occupation. Instruction includes equipment operation, fabrication and installation of various ventilation systems, blueprint reading, computer-aided drafting, air distribution, and material handling. This is a pre-apprenticeship program for the Western Washington Sheet Metal Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee. 

Faculty Spotlight

Instructor Shawn Adams

Shawn Adams, Dental Assisting instructor

"I teach students who are just beginning the program, so I love watching them go from knowing no more than the average dental patient knows to using dental terminology and getting really excited to start the hands-on learning portion."

Find out what inspires Shawn each day.