Heavy Metal
Summer Experience

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Superior Duct Hosts Heavy Metal Summer Experience! 

Superior Duct Fabrication hosted it's first Heavy Metal Summer Experience in 2022. This program was created by HVAC industry members in the hopes of getting high school age kids interested in the trades. Sheet Metal, and other trades such as electrical and plumbing are seeing large percentages of their workforce retiring in the next few years. Now is a great time to get young people interested in the trades and that provide them with endless opportunities . 

Our 2022 program was 4 weeks long, with 3 hour sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Students who applied and were accepted into the program had an opportunity to learn hands on with expert instructors. They got to see a variety of sheet metal work, including welding and did several projects in our shop. We organized trips to JATC to see the apprentice program and to one of our customer's, University Mechanical's, jobsites so the students could see the installation side of Sheet Metal work. The students had an opportunity to spend time with our Sales team and AutoCAD/EST team to see what the office environment offered as well.

 

This program gives students a leg up in a wonderful industry that provides education while working, excellent benefits, many avenues for upward mobility, and is an excellent alternative for those not college bound. Superior Duct looks forward to making this an annual event. 

We are gearing up for next year and will be accepting applications

as of February 1, 2023. Please send all applications to vlongtin@sdfab.com.

All updates, such as the program's 2023 dates will be available via this page.

Class Discussion
In the Shop
In the Shop
Students Learning
Students being shown how to operate machines
Jorja with our Shop Superintendent Aldo Gonzalez
Students hard at work
Aldo and Jorja
Instructor teaching students
Instructors walking students through steps
Students operating machines
Jorja using a machine
Ivan examining a step in the project
Jorja hard at work
Close up of Project
Brian working hard!
One of the HMSE projects
Students learning from the Superintendent
Having a great time!
Ivan working hard!
DeWalt tool kit donation
Graduation Table with Donations
Sam Shipka from University Mechanical speaking
Thank you's to our Sponsors
Jorja Graduating
Mike Hilgert and Jorja
Matthew Hester and Mike Hilgert
Mike Hilgert and Ivan Medrano
Graduating
Graduation Day
Brian graduating!
Cody A and Mike Hilgert
Graduation Day
Cody and Mike
Students on Graduation Day