Conference Information

Eastern Regional Apprenticeship Conference April 22 & 23, 2022

Now TWO full days!

The 2022 Eastern Regional Conference on Sheet Metal Apprenticeship and Training will be held on Friday, April 22nd and Saturday, April 23rd at the Clearwater Beach Marriott Suites on Sand Key in Clearwater Beach, Florida. Once again, this year we are extending the invitation to All SMART affiliated JATC’s.

Hotel reservations can be made by calling (800) 228-9290 and use our group code “Eastern Regional Apprenticeship Conference”.  The hotel has a dedicated webpage for our conference by clicking here: 

Sorry all rooms in our Block are SOLD OUT.

We have not been able to find other accommodations due to the time of year.

The Hotel reservation cut-off date is Friday, March 25, 2022.  Our group rate is $249.00 per night plus tax.

The Hotel is located at 1201 Gulf Boulevard Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 and is about 21 miles from the Tampa International Airport – TPA. Self-Parking is Complimentary.

Please plan to arrive on Thursday, April 21st if possible. Conference packets will be given out on Thursday from 4:30pm until 6:00pm and again at 7:30am Friday morning.

The tentative conference agenda includes the following modules: Travel expenses for JATC’s, Expanding Labor demographics, Power tool manufacturers, , New Welding Technologies, Fast Duct and Web Duct. Breakout sessions: Total Track awareness, Lincoln Electric Educational Portal and Training Tools. Also, reports from SMART, SMACNA, SMOHIT, NEMI and ITI.  Along with the opportunity for the Participating JATC’s to network, report on their individual areas and bring issues to the body for discussion.  By attending this Conference you will receive a certificate for 10 CEU’s.