ARE YOU IRONWORKER APPRENTICE READY?
The aluminum fascia on high rise window walls is also erected by ironworkers. The majority of work done by ironworkers is performed outside and at heights. The ability to work comfortably above the ground is a must.
Ironworkers often travel to job sites out of town or where no public transportation is available. A valid driver’s license and good, reliable transportation are necessary items. On out of town jobs sites, a daily subsistence allowance is provided.
Union ironworkers and employers sponsor a four year apprenticeship program. Training is conducted in classroom and on the job site. Ironworker apprentices attend a four week, daytime training session each year of their apprenticeship.
Applicants are placed on the eligibility list by the application score they receive. Points are given for education, previous employment, past employers’ recommendations, military service and welding certifications. Apprentices are selected from the established of eligible applicant. Classes useful in preparation for a career in the Union Ironworking industry are:
Drafting and blueprint reading