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.
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General President Eric Dean and California District Council President Don Zampa visit the second National Women’s Welding Class held in Benicia California in June, 2016. Also pictured are Instructor Carrie Steel and Director Dick Zampa.
National Women's Training Program
The Ironworkers International Union and the California District Council has teamed up to sponsor the National Women’s Training Program. The first class was held in 2015 and a second class was completed in June of 2016. Women from across the United States have been recruited to participate in these pre-apprenticeship training classes. Classes were held at the Regional Training Center in Benicia California under the direction of Apprenticeship Director Dick Zampa. The class is three weeks long and the students attend class for nine hours per day, six days per week, of intensive training, with an emphasis on honing welding skills to prepare the women to enter the Ironworkers Apprenticeship Program. The students receive training in basic ironworking skills as well as safety and First Aid and CPR to prepare them for their new careers.
Local 229 Opens The New Training Facility in San Diego
The new training center in San Diego is now open for business. It features three large classrooms, a state of the art welding lab, and two acres of outdoor training 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