The first class of transitioning military veterans enrolled in the SMART Heroes Program is underway. As you know the SMART Heroes Program is jointly supported by SMART, SMACNA and the ITI. It provides 7 weeks of sheet metal industry training, equivalent to first year apprenticeship training, to enlisted men and women prior to discharge.
Graduates will have the opportunity for employment at any of the 147 apprentice programs in the U.S.
The first class graduates Oct. 3. Has your JATC updated its documents to accept direct entry of these outstanding candidates?
Attached is a package which was sent to you July 5 with complete information on the program.