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Apprenticeship is a time-honored training system that involves a combination of classroom and hands-on training. It is an opportunity to earn while you learn. Apprenticeship training enhances your economic security. In the short term, you are assured of an increasing wage level through the term of the apprenticeship. Long term, an apprenticeship graduation will enhance your professional career opportunity and promotability. The Iron Working Trade has been in existence for decades. It is rich in tradition and heritage, where self-esteem is promoted.

NATURE OF WORK..  The work location is for the most part is on new construction projects, but does include performance of the same work operations in existing facilities when repair, renovation, alteration and major maintenance are involved. Work operations are performed for contractors and are of an intermittent nature, that is, on a project-to-project basis.

Most of the work operations are performed outside, under all conditions of weather, except when weather conditions jeopardize safety.

THE WORK INCLUDES..  Erection of structural steel, placement of reinforcing bars in concrete construction, machinery moving, rigging and erection of equipment, installation of miscellaneous fabricated building components, welding fabrication, ornamental, aluminum, sash, brass, bronze and plastic materials, work with metal to close tolerances.

CONTRACTED APPRENTICES.. are employed by contractors signatory to our collective bargaining agreement during the regular workday and are required to attend training classes. Benefits begin to accumulate on day one. Step increases in wages are given every 1000 hours of apprenticeship.


Call Pete Stern, Apprentice Coordinator

(608)335-0732  -


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