Our Program

The Kern & Northern Los Angeles Counties Air Conditioning and Sheet Metal Workers’ Apprenticeship & Training Center islocated in the city of Bakersfield California. Established in 1972 and revised in 2015, the apprenticeship standards of it’s Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (JATC) are state and federally approved to provide related supplemental instruction (RSI) and on-the-job training (OJT) to the membership of SMART Local Union 105, who work for signatory employers in the sheet metal industry.
Our jurisdictional coverage area includes Kern County and that portion of Los Angeles County, north of a straight line drawn between Gorman and Big Pine, including the cities of Lancaster and Palmdale.

Applications to our program are accepted on an on-going basis to the general public without regard to race, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity. You can apply to our program online or in person at our training center Monday-Friday between the hours of 9am-3pm. We are closed for lunch 12pm-1pm daily.

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Kern & Northern Los Angeles Counties Air Conditioning & Sheet Metal Workers Joint Apprentice & Training Committee is to provide excellence in training for the sheet-metal industry. Enhanced by a strong partnership between labor and management, we encourage students to become life-long learners by developing a thirst for success and achievement.

Equal Employment Opportunity Pledge:

We will not discriminate against apprenticeship applicants or apprentices based on RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX (INCLUDING PREGNANCY AND GENDER IDENTITY), SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENETIC INFORMATION, OR BECAUSE THEY ARE AN INDIVIDUAL WITH A DISABILITY OR A PERSON 40 YEARS OLD OR OLDER. We will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 30.
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