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Hosted by the International Training Institute (ITI), the contest will take place March 7-8, with the awards banquet on March 9.
For 2011, the competition will add a detailing category where certified apprentices and journeymen can compete for a new pickup truck. This is the first year journeymen are allowed to compete in the annual competition; the detailer category is the only category journeymen will be allowed to take part in.
The competition will take place at the Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino as well as at the Sheet Metal Local #88’s Joint Apprenticeship Training Center (JATC) in Las Vegas.
In addition to the detailing category, contestants will compete in five sheet metal disciplines including HVAC, industrial/welding, service, architectural and TAB (Test Adjust Balance) in heating and air conditioning. Each competition, no matter the discipline, consists of a written test, sketching projects, a shop project and a blueprint reading test.
“With the addition of the detailing category, we hope to continue to shine a light on the future of sheet metal work,” said James Shoulders, executive administrator for ITI. “The competition also is a fun way to bring talented people together and showcase the true skills members can gain at JATCs throughout the United States and Canada.”
For more information, visit www.sheetmetal-iti.org.
Publication date: 01/17/2011