Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association


2019 Sheet Metal Industry Best Practices Apprentice Survey Results and Recruiting Efforts


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The SMACNA/SMART Best Practices Market Expansion Task Force have jointly developed an industry recruiting initiative. As part of this initiative, the Best Practices Task Force, in conjunction with the International Training Institute (iTi), annually surveys industry apprentices to find out how they learned about the sheet metal industry, as well as their experiences and perceptions of the industry.

The survey was distributed to 150 training coordinators who distributed to approximately 14,000 apprentices this past spring. The percentage of apprentices who responded to the survey was 13.1 percent, up from 11.8 percent in 2018. The survey data revealed that people learn about the sheet metal industry through friends, family, guidance counselors and social media.

Realizing the value of this data, it is being shared with all chapter executives and volunteer leaders as well as SMART Business Managers. The survey and associated data from it are available to view below.

For more information about these survey results, please contact Jason Watson, SMACNA’s Director of Labor Relations.

Best Practices Survey Cover Letter

Overview of Survey Results

Full Survey Results