The mission of the Field Ironworkers Apprenticeship and Journeyman Retraining Program is to ensure that our union ironworkers have the skills, knowledge and training necessary to be safe on the jobsite; competitive in the workplace; and satisfied in their careers. We accomplish that mission by providing training and training materials, trained and experienced instructors and leadership in order to uphold union values and principles of service and professionalism.
The road to becoming a Journeyman Ironworker is through Apprenticeship Training. The Ironworkers Apprenticeship Program is a well organized and supervised method of training people, with little or no knowledge of the craft, to become Journeymen Ironworkers qualified in all segments of the Trade.
An ironworkers' education does not stop when his or her apprenticeship ends. Journeyman ironworkers are eligible to take advanced courses.
Experienced ironworkers can become certified welders, advance to foreman and superintendent and can become leaders in their local union.
Check out the classes available at your local union training center.
DIRECTORS MESSAGE 12/12/17
MUCH PROGRESS HAS BEEN MADE IN 2016 INCLUDING:
-NEW SATELITE TRAINING LOCATION IN SAN JOSE
- NEW ARCHITECTURAL MOCK UPS AND TRAINING FOR ALL TRAINING CENTERS
- ADVANCED INSTRUMENT (TOTAL STATION) TRAINING FOR JOURNEYMEN
- MANY PRE-APPRENTICESHIP CLASSES AT TRAINING CENTERS
- 2 NATIONAL WOMEN’S PRE APPRENTICESHIP CLASSES CONDUCTED
PLANS FOR 2018 INCLUDE:
NEW ‘APP’ FOR APPRENTICES TO TRACK WORK PROCESSES
DISTRICT COUNCIL AND INTERNATIONAL APPRENTICESHIP COMPETITIONS
NATIONAL WOMEN’S PRE APPRENTICESHIP CLASS (APRIL)
CWI PREP CLASS (JANUARY)
PDC 1&2 CLASS (FOR NEW AND POTENTIAL INSTRUCTORS FEB 27-MARCH 1)
OSHA 510 CLASS (MARCH 13-16)
OSHA 500 CLASS (APRIL 30 – MAY 4)
SCAFFOLD TRAIN THE TRAINER CLASS (MAY 8-10)
Apprentice Competition 2018
Attention Apprentices! Once again it is time to compete in the bi-annual Apprenticeship Competition. Check with your instructors and coordinator to find the date and time of your Training Center competition.
The top two finalists from each training center will go on to compete in the District Council competition that will be held in Phoenix AZ on May 26, 2018. The top finalists will go on to compete in Minneapolis Minnesota in late September.
Be sure to sign up to compete! Bring back the trophy and bragging rights to your local and District Council. Apprentice competitors can win great prizes and make life long connections in the industry. Be sure to compete!!!
The OSCA 20 hour Refinery Safety Course must be completed prior to January 1, 2018 in order to work in a California refinery. Go to the OSCA webpage: http://www.osca.com/petrochemical/ or speak to your Business Agent about training.
The Class of September 2017
National Womens Cohort Class September 2017
Women pre apprentices from across the US have attended and graduated from the pre-apprenticeship class in Benicia California. This class offered training in basic ironworking and will result in entry into the various state programs.
Apprenticeship Opportunity in the Bay Area
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A GOOD PAYING CAREER WITH A BRIGHT FUTURE? A CAREER THAT WILL ALLOW YOU TO COMPLETE A UNIVERSITY LEVEL EDUCATION IN A UNION BUILDING TRADE? ARE YOU READY TO START NOW? IF SO, SIGN UP FOR THE NEXT
IRONWORKERS TRAINING COURSE
Participants will receive 3 weeks of FREE hands on training AND the opportunity to meet with local signatory contractors. The training will focus on developing skills to enter into the Reinforcing Ironwork industry. Those who complete the 3 week course will have an excellent opportunity to begin a career as an Ironworker apprentice.Ironworker Apprenticeship Opportunity in the Bay Area
MANDATORY ORIENTATION Click on the link for dates and to download the flyer. ALL EVENTS WILL BE HELD AT THE IRONWORKERS TRAINING FACILITY LOCATED AT 3150 BAYSHORE ROAD, BENICIA, CA. 94510