Continuing Education Classes

Learning Never Stops

At Western Washington Sheet Metal JATC, our dedication to providing exceptional training and education extends beyond what is offered in our apprenticeship programs. We offer a wide range of classes and resources designed to enhance your skills and knowledge, from vital First Aid/CPR instruction, Welding, Autodesk applications to multiple comprehensive OSHA training classes. Most of the classes are offered in the evenings and on Saturdays.  Updated every quarter, these courses are available to all members of Local 66, offering valuable opportunities for growth and development. 

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CourseDatesTimeDescriptionInstructorDays
Mentorship Matters - Mentee Workshop - WinterFebruary 17, 20248:00 am - 12:00 pmSuccessful mentorship is a critical element in building a high-quality workforce and has been shown to positively affect productivity, safety, quality, and client relations on the job. Nowhere is this more important than in the trades where 90% of learning happens on the job and mentorship is recognized as the key to developing qualified journey level personnel. This is the Mentee portion of the training.A. AdamsS
Mentorship Matters - Mentor Workshop - WinterFebruary 24, 20248:00 am - 12:00 pmSuccessful mentorship is a critical element in building a high-quality workforce and has been shown to positively affect productivity, safety, quality, and client relations on the job. Nowhere is this more important than in the trades where 90% of learning happens on the job and mentorship is recognized as the key to developing qualified journey level personnel. This is the Mentor portion of the training.A. AdamsS
Forklift/MEWP - WinterFebruary 10, 20248:00 am - 4:30 pmTrainees receive in-depth instruction on regulations and safe operations as well as extensive hands-on level of operational training. Each trainee's knowledge and skill level is evaluated and those able to demonstrate an acceptable competence will receive a Fork lift Certification card.A. LamsonS
Qualified Rigger/Signal Person Training - WinterFebruary 17, 20248:00 am - 4:00 pmObtain your Qualified Rigger/Signal Personal Card. Topics Covered: DOSH & OSHA Regulations, Applicable ASME Standards, Rigging Equipment, Inspection Requirements, Basic Rigging Safety, Rigging Plans & Calculating Loads, Written Test & Practical Exam.A. LamsonS
Crane Lift Director - WinterMarch 16, 20248:00 am - 2:00 pmPrerequisite: Valid Qualified Rigging / Signaling certification. This class meets the requirements as identified by 29CFR1926.1400, ASME P30.1 Lift Planning and ASME B30.5 Mobile and Locomotive Cranes. Participants will gain understanding of duties to become a competent Lift Director such as causes of crane accidents, requirements for inspections, operator training, qualifications, read/interpret load charts and range diagrams.A. LamsonS
CPR / First Aid with AED - WinterFebruary 21, 20245:00 pm - 9:00 pmObtain First Aid/CPR card. Instructors follow the Medic First Aid, Version 5.0 Training Program guidelines for CPR Training. The course certification is valid for two years and requires approximately 4 hours of training.A. LamsonW
TIG Welding Practice-WinterJanuary 15, 2024 - March 18, 20245:00 pm - 8:00 pmBuild fundamental skills in TIG instruction covering all the basic methods and setup required.B. McOuatM
GTAW Aluminum Welding Practice - WinterJanuary 17, 2024 - March 20, 20245:00 pm - 8:00 pmBuild fundamental skills in MIG welding- instruction covering all the basic methods and setup requiredB. McOuatW
Welding Certification Prep - WinterJanuary 18, 2024 - March 21, 20245:00 pm - 8:00 pmThis class will provide time to practice for welding certifications that utilizes the AWS and ASME welding codes. Be prepared for you Certification Test! Participants will be able to practice the testing and have their samples reviewed.B. McOuatTh
Laser & Advanced Welding - WinterJanuary 16, 2024 - March 19, 20244:00 pm - 7:00 pmThis course is designed to practice your welding skills while incorporating laser welding into your projects. Participants will be provided a basic understanding of the safety precautions associated with laser welders, along with the setup and operation of the IPG LightWeld 1500 handheld laser welding system. This is not a welding introduction class, participants should already be proficient in the various welding processes prior to signing up for this class.K. NearyT
Welding Certification - WinterJanuary 6 & 27, February 17 & March 16, 20247:00 am - 3:30 pmOpen testing for SMAW, GMAW & GTAW Certifications on Galvanized, Stainless Steel or Aluminum. AWS D1.1, AWS D9.1 & WABO Code certs are availableT.Eastman/K. NearyS
Apprentice Tutoring/Open Shop - WinterJanuary 18, 2024 - March 21, 20245:00 pm - 8:00 pmGet extra help with your apprenticeship studies and/or use the facilities to upgrade your skills.T. HudsonTh
Apprentice Tutoring/Open Shop - WinterJanuary 17, 2024 - March 20, 20245:00 pm - 8:00 pmGet extra help with your apprenticeship studies and/or use the facilities to upgrade your skills. This class will be held every other Wednesday.M. JohnsonW
Apprentice Tutoring - ESL (Spanish) - WinterJanuary 18, 2024 - March 21, 20244:00 pm - 7:00 pmGet extra help with your apprenticeship studies and/or use the facilities to upgrade your skills. Instructor is bilingual and can help translate English/Spanish for better understanding as needed.P. Ramirez FoxTh
Leadership Development - WinterJanuary 15, 2024 - March 18, 20244:00 pm - 7:00 pmEnhance your leadership capabilities and gain valuable insights into effective communication, team management, and strategic decision-making tailored for construction settings. This class is designed to empower both experienced professionals and those new to leadership roles in the sheet metal industry.K. NearyM
Intro to Autocad - WinterJanuary 20, 2024 - March 23, 20247:00 am - 11:00 amThis class covers the AutoCAD interface, basic commands for 2D drafting, coordinates, layers, annotation and dimensioning. This class is the prerequisite for the Fusion 360 class.D. CerioS
Intro to Fusion 360 - WinterJanuary 20, 2024 - March 23, 202411:30 am - 3:30 pmThis class is an introduction to Fusion 360. The purpose of this class is to prepare you for obtaining a Fusion 360 certification. The prerequisite for this class is completion of the Intro to AutoCAD class or Instructor approval.D. CerioS
Introduction to TAB- Phase 2 - WinterJanuary 17, 2024 - March 20, 20244:00 pm - 7:00 pmThis class is 3 Phases and runs all school year, it will focus on the basic fundamentals of Testing, Adjusting & Balancing. Utilizing the iTi textbook as a curriculum and guide with the end goal of obtaining the TABB Technician certification upon successful exam completion.D. WilliamsW
Fabrication in Revit Part 1 - WinterJanuary 16, 2024 - February 6, 20244:30 pm - 7:30 pmPart 1 of the Fabrication in Revit course. This 4-week course will cover the User Interface, how the Fabrication duct tools work & setup that is necessary to make out-of-the-box Fabrication duct ready to use productively. This will include eVolve Mechanical setup.C. EmondT
Fabrication in Revit Part 2 - WinterFebruary 13, 2024 - March 5, 20244:30 pm - 7:30 pmPart 2 of the Fabrication in Revit course. This 4-week course will focus on drawing Duct floor plans, Riser & Roof duct, & how to prepare these Views to be placed on sheets to create Shop Drawings.C. EmondT
Fabrication in Revit Part 3 - WinterMarch 12, 2024 - April 2, 20244:30 pm - 7:30 pmPart 3 of the Fabrication in Revit course. This 4-week course will cover downloading, quality control & spool drawings. This part is the Detailing payoff. In order for detailing to be productive, we must be able to download, and be able to provide files to both the Shop & Field that are easy to read, and can be installed off of accurately.C. EmondT
IAQ Technician / Ventilation Verification Certification - WinterJanuary 16, 2024 - March 19, 20244:00 pm - 7:00 pmThe IAQ Technician/Ventilation Verification inspects the HVAC system and the building; takes measurements using specialized equipment; writes and submits a report for analysis and recommendations; and may make repairs when the cause of the IAQ issue is within their specialty. This is a 10-week class with Testing on the last week.D. WilliamsT
Welding Fundamentals - WinterJanuary 20, February 3 & 17, March 3 & 16, 20247:00 am - 2:30 pmThis course provides an introduction to basic welding techniques. The class covers different metals, joint preparation, and common welding issues. Participants will receive foundational knowledge to perform basic welding tasks safely and effectively.K. NearyS/SU
CourseDatesTimeDescriptionInstructorDays
Introduction to Detailing Part 2 - WinterJanuary 15, 2024 - March 18, 20245:00 pm - 8:00 pmThis class is a continuation of Part 1. In this class, you will be working with a more complex drawing. Learn more in depth how to read submittals, manipulate layers, build a drawing from full mechanical plans, work in paper space and set your plotting area. At the completion of this class series, you will have the basic knowledge of how to be an effective detailer.K. MyerM
IAQ Technician / Ventilation Verification Certification - WinterJanuary 17, 2024 - March 20, 20244:00 pm - 7:00 pmThe IAQ Technician/Ventilation Verification inspects the HVAC system and the building; takes measurements using specialized equipment; writes and submits a report for analysis and recommendations; and may make repairs when the cause of the IAQ issue is within their specialty. This is a 10-week class with Testing on the last week.R. HoffmanW
Introduction to TAB- Phase 2 - WinterJanuary 17, 2024 - March 20, 20244:00 pm - 7:00 pmThis class is 3 Phases and runs all school year, it will focus on the basic fundamentals of Testing, Adjusting & Balancing. Utilizing the iTi textbook as a curriculum and guide with the end goal of obtaining the TABB Technician certification upon successful exam completion.S. DavenberryW
Introduction to Dusty Robotics - WinterJanuary 13, 20248:00 am - 1:00 pmLearn the basics of utilizing the Dusty Robotics BIM-driven layout field printer for your job.A. AdamsS
Intro to Autocad - WinterJanuary 15, 2024 - March 18, 20245:00 pm - 8:00 pmThis class covers the AutoCAD interface, basic commands for 2D drafting, coordinates, layers, annotation and dimensioning. This class is the prerequisite for the Fusion 360 class.D. CerioM
Intro to Fusion 360 - Winter : CALL TO REGISTERJanuary 16, 2024 - March 19, 20245:00 pm - 8:00 pmThis class is an introduction to Fusion 360. The purpose of this class is to prepare you for obtaining a Fusion 360 certification. The prerequisite for this class is completion of the Intro to AutoCAD class or Instructor approval.D. CerioT
Open Welding - WinterFebruary 10 & March 9, 20247:00 am - 3:30 pmThis class will provide time to practice for welding certifications that utilizes the AWS and ASME welding codes. Be prepared for you Certification Test! Participants will be able to practice the testing and have their samples reviewed.T. EastmanS
Welding Certification - WinterJanuary 6 & 27, February 17 & March 2, 20247:00 am - 3:30 pmOpen testing for SMAW, GMAW & GTAW Certifications on Galvanized, Stainless Steel or Aluminum. AWS D1.1, AWS D9.1 & WABO Code certs are availableR. GrahamS
Welding Certification Prep - WinterJanuary 17, 2024 - March 20, 20245:00 pm - 8:00 pmThis class will provide time to practice for welding certifications that utilizes the AWS and ASME welding codes. Be prepared for you Certification Test! Participants will be able to practice the testing and have their samples reviewed.T. EastmanW
Laser & Advanced Welding - WinterJanuary 18, 2024 - March 21, 20245:00 pm - 8:00 pmThis course is designed to practice your welding skills while incorporating laser welding into your projects. Participants will be provided a basic understanding of the safety precautions associated with laser welders, along with the setup and operation of the IPG LightWeld 1500 handheld laser welding system. This is not a welding introduction class, participants should already be proficient in the various welding processes prior to signing up for this class.R. GrahamTh
Mentorship Matters - Mentee Workshop - WinterMarch 2, 20248:00 am - 12:00 pmSuccessful mentorship is a critical element in building a high-quality workforce and has been shown to positively affect productivity, safety, quality, and client relations on the job. Nowhere is this more important than in the trades where 90% of learning happens on the job and mentorship is recognized as the key to developing qualified journey level personnel. This is the Mentee portion of the training.A. AdamsS
Mentorship Matters - Mentor Workshop - WinterMarch 9, 20248:00 am - 12:00 pmSuccessful mentorship is a critical element in building a high-quality workforce and has been shown to positively affect productivity, safety, quality, and client relations on the job. Nowhere is this more important than in the trades where 90% of learning happens on the job and mentorship is recognized as the key to developing qualified journey level personnel. This is the Mentor portion of the training.A. AdamsS
Apprentice Tutoring/Open Shop - WinterJanuary 18, 2024 - March 21, 20245:00 pm - 8:00 pmGet extra help with your apprenticeship studies and/or use the facilities to upgrade your skills.K. YoungTh
Forklift/MEWP - WinterJanuary 27, 20248:00 am - 4:30 pmTrainees receive in-depth instruction on regulations and safe operations as well as extensive hands-on level of operational training. Each trainee's knowledge and skill level is evaluated and those able to demonstrate an acceptable competence will receive a Fork lift Certification card.A. LamsonS
Qualified Rigger/Signal Person Training - WinterFebruary 3, 20248:00 am - 4:00 pmObtain your Qualified Rigger/Signal Personal Card. Topics Covered: DOSH & OSHA Regulations, Applicable ASME Standards, Rigging Equipment, Inspection Requirements, Basic Rigging Safety, Rigging Plans & Calculating Loads, Written Test & Practical Exam.A. LamsonS
Crane Lift Director - WinterMarch 9, 20248:00 am - 2:00 pmPrerequisite: Valid Qualified Rigging / Signaling certification. This class meets the requirements as identified by 29CFR1926.1400, ASME P30.1 Lift Planning and ASME B30.5 Mobile and Locomotive Cranes. Participants will gain understanding of duties to become a competent Lift Director such as causes of crane accidents, requirements for inspections, operator training, qualifications, read/interpret load charts and range diagrams.A. LamsonS
CPR/First Aid with AED - WinterFebruary 28, 20245:00 pm - 9:00 pmObtain First Aid/CPR card. Instructors follow the Medic First Aid, Version 5.0 Training Program guidelines for CPR Training. The course certification is valid for two years and requires approximately 4 hours of training.A. LamsonS
OSHA 30 - WinterJanuary 16, 2024 - March 26, 20245:00 pm - 9:30 pm30 hours of certified OSHA training. Topics include but are not limited to, Intro to OSHA, Fall Protection, Struck By/Caught in Between Hazards, Electrical Hazards, LOTO, PPE, Health Hazards in Construction, Hand & Power Tools, Cranes, Stairs & Ladder Awareness, Excavations, Inspections & Recordkeeping.T. EastmanT
FSD Supervisor Certification - WinterJanuary 23, 2024 - February 27, 20244:00 pm - 7:00 pmStudy and take the test to become an ICB-certified FSD Supervisor. The FSD Supervisor oversees and coordinates the work of the FSD Technician and plans and directs testing and inspection projects from inception through completion. Pre-Requisites: ICB-certified Fire & Smoke Damper Technician certification or 3 years HVAC installation or design experience with written recommendation by ICB-certified Contractor.S. DavenberryT
Fabrication in Revit Part 1 - WinterFebruary 22, 2024 - March 14, 20244:30 pm - 7:30 pmPart 1 of the Fabrication in Revit course. This 4-week course will cover the User Interface, how the Fabrication duct tools work & setup that is necessary to make out-of-the-box Fabrication duct ready to use productively. This will include eVolve Mechanical setup.K. FolleyTh
Fabrication in Revit Part 2 - WinterMarch 21, 2024 - April 11, 20244:30 pm - 7:30 pmPart 2 of the Fabrication in Revit course. This 4-week course will focus on drawing Duct floor plans, Riser & Roof duct, & how to prepare these Views to be placed on sheets to create Shop Drawings.K. FolleyTh
Fabrication in Revit Part 3 - WinterApril 18, 2024 - May 9, 20244:30 pm - 7:30 pmPart 3 of the Fabrication in Revit course. This 4-week course will cover downloading, quality control & spool drawings. This part is the Detailing payoff. In order for detailing to be productive, we must be able to download, and be able to provide files to both the Shop & Field that are easy to read, and can be installed off of accurately.
Respectful Workplace - WinterFebruary 21, 20244:00 pm - 6:00 pmJ.ReinhardtW
CPR/First Aid with AED_Longview - WinterJanuary 24, 20243:30 pm - 7:30 pmObtain First Aid/CPR card. Instructors follow the Medic First Aid, Version 5.0 Training Program guidelines for CPR Training. The course certification is valid for two years and requires approximately 4 hours of training.W
Leadership Development - WinterJanuary 17, 2024 - March 20, 20245:00 pm - 8:00 pmEnhance your leadership capabilities and gain valuable insights into effective communication, team management, and strategic decision-making tailored for construction settings. This class is designed to empower both experienced professionals and those new to leadership roles in the sheet metal industry.K.NearyW
CourseDatesTimeDescriptionInstructorDays
Fabrication in Revit Part 1 - WinterJanuary 16, 2024 - Febrauary 6, 20244:30 pm - 7:30 pmPart 1 of the Fabrication in Revit course. This 4-week course will cover the User Interface, how the Fabrication duct tools work & setup that is necessary to make out-of-the-box Fabrication duct ready to use productively. This will include eVolve Mechanical setup.P. FranklinT
Fabrication in Revit Part 2 - WinterFebruary 13, 2024 - March 5, 20244:30 pm - 7:30 pmPart 2 of the Fabrication in Revit course. This 4-week course will focus on drawing Duct floor plans, Riser & Roof duct, & how to prepare these Views to be placed on sheets to create Shop Drawings.P. FranklinT
Fabrication in Revit Part 3 - WinterMarch 12, 2024 - April 2, 20244:30 pm - 7:30 pmPart 3 of the Fabrication in Revit course. This 4-week course will cover downloading, quality control & spool drawings. This part is the Detailing payoff. In order for detailing to be productive, we must be able to download, and be able to provide files to both the Shop & Field that are easy to read, and can be installed off of accurately.P. FranklinT
Apprentice Tutoring/Open Shop - WinterJanuary 18, 2024 - March 21, 20245:00 pm - 8:00 pmGet extra help with your apprenticeship studies and/or use the facilities to upgrade your skills.M. JagerTh
Forklift/MEWP - WinterMarch 2, 20248:00 am - 4:30 pmTrainees receive in-depth instruction on regulations and safe operations as well as extensive hands-on level of operational training. Each trainee's knowledge and skill level is evaluated and those able to demonstrate an acceptable competence will receive a Fork lift Certification card.A. LamsonS
CPR/First Aid with AED - WinterMarch 18, 20245:00 pm - 9:00 pmObtain First Aid/CPR card. Safety Matters, LLC instructors follow the Medic First Aid, Version 5.0 Training Program guidelines for CPR Training. The course certification is valid for two years and requires approximately 4 hours of training.A. LamsonM
CourseDatesTimeDescriptionInstructorDays
CPR/First Aid with AED - WinterFebruary 19, 20245:00 pm - 9:00 pmObtain First Aid/CPR card. Safety Matters, LLC instructors follow the Medic First Aid, Version 5.0 Training Program guidelines for CPR Training. The course certification is valid for two years and requires approximately 4 hours of training.A. LamsonM
Introduction to Reality Capture (3D Scanning) - WinterFebruary 4, 20237:00 am - 3:30 pmIntroduction to the process of Reality Capture using the Leica RTC360 3D scanner.B. SchwartzS
Forklift/MEWP - WinterFebruary 24, 20248:00 am - 4:30pmTrainees receive in-depth instruction on regulations and safe operations as well as extensive hands-on level of operational training. Each trainee's knowledge and skill level is evaluated and those able to demonstrate an acceptable competence will receive a Fork lift Certification card.A. LamsonS
Scaffold/Ladder Competent Person - WinterFebruary 25, 20238:00 am - 2:30 pmThis class will cover how to securely and safely set up and dismantle scaffolding and ladders and how to prevent common hazards.A. LamsonS
Competent Person Fall Protection - WinterMarch 4, 20238:00 am - 2:30 pmThe course will cover the following:OSHA's "Hierarchy of Controls", Fall Restraint Systems, Safety Monitors & Warning Lines, Fall Protection Plans, Personal Fall Arrest Systems, Required Clearances, Requirements for inspections and Maintenance, OSHA/WAC requirements, covering trigger heights for compliance.A. LamsonS
Welding Certification Prep - WinterJanuary 17, 2024 - March 20, 20245:00 pm - 8:00 pmThis class will provide time to practice for welding certifications that utilizes the AWS and ASME welding codes. Be prepared for you Certification Test! Participants will be able to practice the testing and have their samples reviewed.S.HeeneyW
Welding Certification - WinterJanuary 13, February 10 & March 9, 20247:00 am - 3:30 pmOpen testing for SMAW, GMAW & GTAW Certifications on Galvanized, Stainless Steel or Aluminum. AWS D1.1, AWS D9.1 & WABO Code certs are availableR. GrahamS
Fire Smoke Damper Tech Cert - WinterFebruary 22, 2024 - March 21, 20245:00 pm - 8:00 pmThis course covers manufacturer requirements for the installation, inspection, and maintenance of fire dampers, smoke dampers, combination smoke/fire dampers, and ceiling radiation dampers. It also covers the relevant building code requirements in the context of effective operation for property protection, life safety requirements, building design/performance and the applicable standards for product testing and performance under fire conditions.J. WalckerTh

Phil Howard

Phil started his journey in sheet metal while working in a nonunion business in 1998. Working with his uncle, he learned to install metal roofs. This experience of forming and installation was something he found he enjoyed at an early age. This led him to seek a career in the sheet metal industry where he worked for 12 years as an architectural sheet metal foreman for John Lupo Construction. In 2012, Phil joined the Sheet Metal Workers Union Local 66 and was accepted into the Western Washington JATC apprenticeship program, graduating as a journey-level worker in 2015. From 2012 until 2023, Phil worked for Delta Tech as a commercial HVAC fabrication foreman. He joined the staff at WWSM JATC in the summer of 2023.

One of Phil’s most memorable projects in his career was the Transit-Community Center in Shelton, WA. The project was extremely challenging due to the numerous siding panels and roof panels. The entire job was full of a multitude of angles. Phil’s expertise in instruction includes both HVAC and Architectural fabrication and installation.

Darryl DeFilippo

Darryl was born in 1975 in Seattle and was raised in Bothell, Washington. His early education consisted of a combination of private schools as well as homeschooling.

Darryl began his career in the sheet metal industry as a material handler/driver for a nonunion company in 1998.  As he became more acquainted with the industry, he realized he felt at home on job sites as well as the type of work that is done. He decided to apply for the Sheet Metal Worker Union Local 66 apprenticeship and started in 2000 as a building trades apprentice.  He received his journey card in 2004. After completing the apprenticeship, he worked for the special projects department at McKinstry and was there until 2012.   It was then he applied for and received entry into the service apprenticeship at Western Washington Sheet Metal JATC in DuPont.  He turned out in 2017 and began working in service, maintenance, and repair at TCMS.

Darryl has more than 23 years of experience in the mechanical industry, working with companies like Airflow Mechanical, McKinstry, TCMS, and MacDonald-Miller. He has a wide range of skills, from installing duct and mechanical systems to leading design build projects and overseeing projects as a foreman. In July 2023, Darryl joined the team at WWSM JATC as a full-time instructor.

The TransAlta Steam Plant project is Darryl’s most memorable of his career. On a scorching hot day, with temperatures reaching 103 degrees, he was tasked with replacing a compressor on a 12.5-ton AAON unit while the second circuit was still operational. This unit played a crucial role in keeping a relay room online, preventing a complete shutdown of the massive 1,340 MW plant. The room had sensors that would trigger at 97 degrees, and the unit managed to maintain a temperature of 95 on one circuit. Despite the intense conditions, Darryl persevered and successfully completed the challenging task. He found it gratifying to know that he was capable of handling such a demanding job.

Areas of instruction, expertise and certification include Building Trades journey-level worker, Service Tech journey-level worker, 06A – Electrical license, First aid/CPR card, Certified Rigger/Signalperson, Forklift/Scissor lift/boom lift certified.

In his free time, Darryl enjoys spending time with his wife and two boys.  He plays guitar, is starting to restore an old 1970 Ford pickup, and enjoys going to the local racetrack.

Rachelle Lynch

Rachelle joined Hermanson in 1991 to assist with administrative and payroll tasks at the Boeing 777 site. Over time, she developed friendships with colleagues and gained a deeper understanding of the trade. Inspired by her years of experience in shop classes focusing on wood, metal, and auto shop, Rachelle decided to apply for the apprenticeship program at Clover Park College in 1994. She successfully completed the program ahead of schedule in January 1999 and was assigned to a foreman/detailing swing shift position for Seattle Children’s Hospital project.

During her apprenticeship, Hermanson supported Rachelle by covering the costs of her engineering/AutoCad computer courses (through grade reimbursement), which she had started before joining the union. In the final year of her apprenticeship, she was chosen to participate in the University of Washington Project Manager Beta program, sparking her interest in the engineering/detailing aspect of the field. Rachelle continued to enhance her skills by attending foreman and detailing classes through the union, as well as pursuing additional continuing education opportunities. She obtained all the necessary certifications at that time, including some SMACNA courses. Throughout her apprenticeship, Rachelle remained exclusively with Hermanson, as employer rotation was not yet implemented.

Rachelle has gained valuable work experience at several companies, including Hermanson, CDI & Wood Harbinger Engineering, UMC, and Holiday Parks. In addition, Rachelle volunteered as a Stem Mentor for IHS.  She has primarily worked as a detailer/foreman, handling various tasks ranging from shop fabrication to field installation. Her responsibilities have included, fitting input/ticketing, welding, detailing, managing projects, and assisting with design and engineering, using software for 3d modeling like Cad and Revit.  In 2022, Rachelle switched gears and began her career as an instructor at Western Washington Sheet Metal JATC.

Two of Rachelle’s most memorable projects in her career were with Microsoft and Paul Allen’s home. She served as the foreman for a 10-man crew, overseeing the detailing and installation. Both projects were located in fantastic places and were enjoyable to work on. As a bonus, she also met her future husband during this time. Rachelle found it fascinating to witness the behind-the-scenes process of constructing homes for the affluent, including the various impressive room designs. Additionally, she was amazed by the collection of cars housed in Allen’s expansive multiple-car garage.

 During her free time, Rachelle enjoys spending time with her kids at their baseball games and tournaments.   She also enjoys movies, target practice/shooting, camping/fishing, going to theme parks, traveling, river rafting, music concerts, baking and welding.

Jason Gilbreath

HVAC INSTRUCTOR

Tommy Mumma Jr

SMART Heroes Instructor
tommym@wwsmjatc.org
253-780-8240

Tommy’s father, being a union sheet metal worker, led him in the direction of the Sheet Metal Workers Local Union 66. Following a term in the United States Air Force, he became an apprentice through the Helmets to Hardhats program. Tommy spent his apprenticeship working in the Puget Sound area, soaking up as much knowledge of the trade as he could.  He earned his journey card from Western Washington Sheet Metal JATC in 2016.

After years of working in the trade, an opportunity was presented to him to not only support his fellow veterans seeking a transition into the civilian workforce, but to give back to the union that has made it possible for him to comfortably support himself over the years. In 2021, Tommy received the position of SMART Heroes Instructor for the WWSM JATC in Dupont, WA.

Most of Tommy’s career has been with Hermanson Company as a journey-level sheet metal worker installing ductwork on major projects. The most memorable project in Tommy’s career was the F5 Tower in Seattle. Attached to one of the oldest churches in the city, the project had a lot of unique characteristics that made it challenging in a good way.

Tommy’s areas of expertise in instruction include duct layout and installation, industrial sheet metal, welding, and Building Information Modeling.

In Tommy’s spare time he enjoys working on and restoring cars, participating in offroad motorsports, and creating and playing music.

Michael Kirk

Michael enlisted in the USAF as an HVAC service apprentice in 2010 and achieved journey-level worker status in 2013. After completing his term, Michael continued working as a service technician until joining the Sheet Metal Workers Local 66 in 2015 as a TAB apprentice. He served his entire apprenticeship at MacDonald-Miller, beginning in tenant improvements and new construction, eventually moving into the healthcare TAB group. He achieved journey-level worker status in 2020 and continued working in the healthcare TAB.  In 2021, Michael accepted a full-time HVAC instructor position with Western Washington Sheet Metal JATC.

Kevin A. Nations

Instructor
kevinn@wwsmjatc.org
253-912-5264

Kevin worked as a timber faller until he turned 25. However, due to changes that occurred in the industry due to the spotted owl controversy, Kevin was compelled to undergo retraining. Since his older brother was already an apprentice in sheet metal work, Kevin decided to pursue the same trade.

In 1984, Kevin graduated from Hoquiam High School. He then obtained an associate degree in sheet metal technology from Bates Technical College in 1992. That same year, he commenced his apprenticeship at Western Washington Sheet Metal JATC and successfully completed the program in 1996.

Throughout the initial three years of his apprenticeship, Kevin was employed by Capital Sheet Metal. Following that, he spent 23 years working as an industrial sheet metal worker for Miller’s Smith and Losli, and an additional four years at Sunset Air. In 2019, he began his career as an instructor at Western Washington Sheet Metal JATC.

One of the most notable projects Kevin undertook during his career was the construction of a stainless-steel spiral staircase.

Kevin’s expertise in instruction includes welding, layout, fabrication, and installation of HVAC and industrial sheet metal.

During his free time, Kevin enjoys activities such as golfing, working on hot rods, spending time in the woods, and being with his family and friends.

David A. Scott

David began his career in Sheet Metal at Thrifty Supply in Everett, Washington. After several years there, he transitioned to working for different non-union shops, specializing in light commercial and residential projects. However, he eventually felt it was time to pursue an opportunity at a union shop. From 1994 to 2014, David worked for Eckstrom Industries, Inc. as a shop and field fabricator. During his time at Eckstrom, he was accepted into the Western Washington Sheet Metal JATC apprenticeship in 1995 and became a journey-level worker in 2001.

In 2015, David joined Hermanson Company and spent five years working in the shop, out in the field, and even served as a Project Manager for their Specialty Metals Department. Then, in 2020, he became part of the teaching staff at Western Washington Sheet Metal.

One of David’s most memorable projects was Two Union Square in Seattle. The challenging nature and diverse range of work made it an unforgettable experience.

David’s educational background includes Marysville Pilchuck High School and Everett Community College, the Western Washington Sheet Metal apprenticeship program, and multiple continuing education classes through the sheet metal training center.

Areas of instruction expertise include kitchen work, industrial work, and architectural work.

In his spare time, David enjoys attending concerts, collecting and restoring old cars, and spending quality time with his family.

Dar Seymour

Administrative Assistant
darlenes@wwsmjatc.org
425-405-1045

Dar has extensive experience as an administrative assistant in various industries, including gaming, medical, non-profit office management, and trades such as electrical apprenticeship and drywall/framing/painting. Having had a positive experience working with an apprenticeship before, Dar was thrilled when the opportunity to join the Western Washington Sheet Metal JATC team came up in 2019. Additionally, Dar is a Notary Public.

In her free time, Dar enjoys spending quality time with her family, attending live music events, engaging in beadwork, and indulging in (not-so-great) Reality TV shows.

Angela Chavez

Bookkeeper/Administrative Assistant
angelas@wwsmjatc.org
425-426-2125

Angela joined the Western Washington Sheet Metal JATC in 2017 after transferring from the SM JATC in Las Vegas, where she had been employed since 2008. Her introduction to the sheet metal industry came through a friend who worked at the JATC and recommended it as a promising career path.

Before joining the JATC, Angela had worked at Circus Circus Hotel and Barker Health Care. She holds an associate degree in business management.

In her free time, Angela finds joy in activities such as kayaking, biking, and yoga.

Allison Ostenberg (Camper)

Training Coordinator
allisonc@wwsmjatc.org
425-405-1040

Allison began working as the Training Coordinator for the Western Washington Sheet Metal JATC in 2020, bringing with her a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the field of construction technology.

While working as a Material Handler for McKinstry in 2008, Allison joined the Sheet Metal Workers Local 66. Later that year, Allison enrolled in the Sheet Metal apprenticeship program and served her entire apprenticeship working for McKinstry.  She achieved journey-level status in 2013. Having a passion for construction technology, Allison was promoted to the RTS Superintendent for McKinstry, managing the Robotic Total Station, 3D Scanners, GPS units and concrete scanners for the Seattle, Portland, Spokane, and Tr-Cities offices.

Eric Peterson

Administrative Coordinator
ericp@wwsmjatc.org
425-405-1039

Eric has had diverse work experience, starting as an apprentice at Superior Air Handling and Delta Technologies. After becoming a journey-level worker, he took on the role of foreman at Superior Air Handling. In 1998, he joined Western Washington Sheet Metal JATC as the Assistant Coordinator, eventually being promoted to Administrative Coordinator in 2002.One of Eric’s most memorable projects was the Everett Navy Pier. This project involved installing large, heavy gauge stainless steel fittings and louvers on the waterfront, which was quite unusual. The unique location and challenging work made it a truly enjoyable project for him.

In terms of education, Eric graduated from Edmonds High School in 1983, followed by Shoreline Community College in 1986, and Central Washington University in 1988. He then registered as an apprentice in 1990 and successfully completed the Western Washington Sheet Metal JATC apprenticeship in 1995.

Outside of work, Eric enjoys fishing, hunting, playing golf, and spending time with his family.

Jeff Reinhardt

Executive Administrator
jeffr@wwsmjatc.org
253-912-5263

Jeff became interested in the trades when he met a trade school recruiter who was on the campus for career day. The recruiter came to Jeff’s electronics class and talked to him and his fellow classmates about becoming an HVAC/R service technician. Jeff thought the trade was a good combination of electrical and mechanical so after high school, he decided to enroll at the Universal Technical Institute in Phoenix, AZ.

While attending UTI in 1995, Jeff started his sheet metal career in 1996 at Olympia Sheet Metal.  He was accepted into the Western Washington Sheet Metal JATC’s HVAC Service Technician apprenticeship the same year. Jeff completed his apprenticeship in 2000.

Jeff started his apprenticeship at Olympia Sheet Metal and finished it at Emerald Aire. While at Emerald Aire he worked his way from apprentice to journey-level worker, foreman and then superintendent. In 2010 Jeff joined Hermanson and helped them build their mechanical service department. Jeff became an instructor at Western Washington Sheet Metal in 2016 and two years later was promoted to Executive Administrator.

The most memorable project in Jeff’s career was the Bank of America Check Processing Center.  It included a control upgrade and retrofitting multiple floors of a critical environment from a pneumatic control system to a DDC system. Another favorite project was the Krispy Kreme on Maui because it was in Hawaii!

In Jeff’s spare time, he enjoys participating in offroad sports with his family.

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