What is an Apprenticeship?
Apprenticeship combines classroom studies with OJT (on-the-job) training under the supervision of a journeyman level craftsperson or trade professional. You earn a living wage with health care, retirement, and other benefits while learning skills. Wages increase progressively as your abilities increase. After completing an apprenticeship program your journeyman level status provides an additional benefit of nationwide mobility at journeyman level scale. Once you have decided on a trade, apply to the apprenticeship program in your area offering training in that specialty. There may not be immediate openings, so you may need to join a waiting list. Apprenticeship is a rewarding but demanding choice that requires determination, commitment, a good attitude and physical conditioning to succeed. For those who meet the challenges of apprenticeship, the rewards are substantial. He or she is a highly trained and skilled worker whose qualifications are recognized and respected throughout the industry..
A successful Apprentice
An Apprenticeship is a valued system and an excellent way to learn skills and develop a career while making a good living wage with benefits. An apprentice chooses a trade that he or she really enjoys and wants to learn. A successful apprentice experience takes both patience and persistence. Apprentices make a commitment to a career and to “hang in there” which means completing the three years of the program regardless of layoffs.
Are you Apprentice ready?
You are an excellent apprentice candidate if you have the following :
APPLICATION PROCESS MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
1st year Applicants (those with no experience in the field of Iron Work)
1. Valid driver's license
2. Must be eighteen years of age
3. Social Security Card
4. Veterans may supply copy of DD214.
5. Be physically able to perform the work of the trade. This includes but not limited to the ability to climb and work at great heights.
6. Available to work anywhere within the Local’s jurisdiction.
7. DRUG FREE
**Applications will not be accepted without minimum qualifications above.
Good work ethic
Aptitude for the trade/occupation
Ability to pass random drug and alcohol tests
Valid driver’s license
Education required for the trade
Basic knowledge of hand and power tools and how to use the safely
Stable living situation and a phone
Ability to meet the requirements for the chosen trade
Required Core Curriculum
Post tensioned reinforcing systems
Rigging and cranes
Cutting and Welding
Mathematics for Ironworkers
History of the Ironworkers Union
10-hour OSHA training
Scaffold User – E/D
OSHA subpart R
Recommended to be added to the Core Curriculum (Extra Credit)
Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)Training for Ironworkers
Metrics for Ironworker
Supplemental Courses (as Needed)
Hazardous material training
Disaster response training for Ironworkers
OSHA 30-hour safety course
Lead hazard training for Ironworkers
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