Posted May 23, 2018

Snap-on adds Structural Sheetmetal Assembly certification

Expands Tools for Life technical education program. 

Snap-on has expanded its Tools for Life technical education program by now offering Structural Sheetmetal Assembly certification.

Structural Sheetmetal Assembly is just one of many certification courses developed by Snap-on, that are designed to further the skills and hands-on knowledge of students and technicians.

To date, more than 240 technical schools and training centers from across the country are offering specialized Snap-on Certifications in disciplines such as torque, diagnostics, vehicle information systems, multimeter, horticulture, Tools@Height, and now, Structural Sheetmetal Assembly. These innovative certification programs enable students to broaden their technical skills while enhancing their employability.

The Structural Sheetmetal Assembly certification gives students and technicians exposure to a variety of drilling, fastening and verification methods required by employers today. The course content includes the following areas:

  • Safety
  • Layout
  • Drilling
  • Fastener installation
  • Fastener removal
  • Precision drilling
  • Countersinking
  • Inspection

Upon successful completion of the Structural Sheetmetal Assembly certification, students or technicians will possess a solid understanding of the tools and equipment used in sheetmetal assembly. These skills are especially critical in the aerospace and transportation industries where the proper layout, preparation, and fastening of sheetmetal assemblies are core tasks.

The goal of the Snap-on Education Program is to leverage nearly 100 years of industry knowledge and tool expertise, developing product certification courses that serve as a significant enhancement to the curricula currently taught in today’s technical classrooms.

These certification courses emphasize tool theory, application, and usage; three areas of study that equip students with an essential foundation for enhanced proficiency, productivity, and safety. The certifications conform to an established standard and are typically integrated into existing courses offered by partnering schools.

The certification training is a collaborative effort between Snap-on and the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3), which is a network of education partners and corporations that supports advancements in workforce skills in the transportation, aviation, manufacturing and energy sectors.

Technical school instructors benefit from the partnership with Snap-on as they have an opportunity to learn the latest advancements in tool technology, and stay abreast of maintenance issues affecting their areas of expertise, by attending training seminars at Snap-on’s Kenosha, WI facilities. The technical schools benefit by being able to offer courses that train students to become tomorrow’s best professional technicians.

For more information about Snap-on’s Education Program or the new Structural Sheetmetal Assembly certification, contact Earl Bailey, National Education Partnerships Manager, at 405-410-9929, or email; John Gamble, Business and Education Partnership Manager, Snap-on, at 413.441.5429, or email