Iron Worker JATC

What is an iron worker apprentice?

The ironworker apprentice learns at school and while working on the job. Apprentices are dispatched from the hall by the training coordinator and under the guidance and direction of contractor supervisors and ironworker journeymen, are able to learn while working. Local Iron Worker Union #22 jurisdiction covers approximately 3/4 of the state of Indiana and parts of Illinois. Apprentices work includes: reinforcing steel, structural steel erection, lifting, finishing work, siding, welding, maintenance, rigging, post-tensioning, and oxy-acetylene cutting. In addition to training and experience in these areas, apprentices also attend special classes in safety, first aid, OSHA and courses taught through Ivy Tech.

How long does it take?

The apprenticeship program is a 4-year program designed to teach the skills and processes required to be an iron worker. Upon completion, apprentices are graduated to journeymen iron workers, a certification recognized by contractors and employers in the construction industry. Statistically, over 65% of the apprentices complete the apprentice program.

Who should apply?

Anyone that is 18 years of age and: has a birth certificate, can provide a high school diploma or GED with official transcripts and/or scores, has valid Indiana driver’s license, is in good physical condition, is able to pass a drug test, has reliable transportation, possess good math and reading skills, is dependable and hardworking, is legally able to work in the U.S…may apply!

EOE/M/F – Apprenticeship program application is open to anyone that fits the above criteria. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. Veterans may qualify for GI related considerations – a Helmets To Hardhats program participant.