Apprenticeship

APPRENTICESHIP THE OTHER 4 YEAR DEGREE

WHAT WE DO?
IRONWORKERS ARE HIGHLY SKILLED WORKERS WHO ERECT, ASSEMBLE OR INSTALL FABRICATED STRUCTUAL STEEL PRODUCTS, USUALLY LARGE STEEL BEAMS. IRONWORKERS ALSO ERECT THE STEEL FRAMEWORK ON BRIDGES, STORAGE TANKS AND OVERHEAD CRANE RUNWAYS THAT SUPPORT HEAVY EQUIPMENT. ERECTING PRE-CAST CONCRETE, ORNAMENTAL IRONWORK SUCH AS STAIRWAYS,CATWALKS,GRATINGS,GRILLS,SCREEN AND SIDING ON BUILDINGS.  AS WELL AS WINDOW SYSTEMS AND CURTAIN WALL SYSTEMS ARE ANOTHER ASPECT OF OUR WORK.IRONWORKERS DO RIGGING WORK WHICH INCLUDES HEAVY MACHINERY, PRESSURE VESSELS, STORAGE TANKS AND MATERIALS. RODMEN IRONWORKERS PLACE REINFORCEMENT STEEL AND STEEL MATS IN FOUNDATIONS, PADS AND FORMS BEFORE CONCRETE IS POURED.

WHAT ARE THE WORKING CONDITIONS?
WORK IS DONE ON HIGH RISE BUILDINGS, BRIDGES, HIGHWAYS, AIRPORTS, SEWAGE PLANTS AND FOUNDATIONS FOR COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL PROJECTS. IT IS VERY STRENUOUS WORK.WORK CAN BE ALSO CONFINED TO CRAMPED QUARTERS. 
IRONWORKERS OFTEN WORK AT GREAT HEIGHTS AND CANNOT BE AFRAID. THEY MUST BE KEENLY AWARE OF THE DANGERS TO THEMSELVES AND OTHERS. THERE IS OFTEN PERIODS OF UNEMPLOYMENT BETWEEN JOBS.

WHAT ARE THE PROGRAM SPECIFICS?
IRONWORKERS LOCAL 15 APPRENTICESHIP IS A 4 (8000 HOUR) YEAR PROGRAM OF ON-THE-JOB TRAINING AND CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION, 2 OR 3 NIGHTS A WEEK AND SOME SATURDAYS. IN THE CLASSROOM YOU LEARN ABOUT THE DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF THE IRONWORKING TRADE. WE TEACH BLUEPRINT READING, STRUCTURAL STEEL, REINFORCING (REBAR), CRANES & RIGGING, ORNAMENTAL, WELDING, SAFETY CLASSES, EVERYTHING NEEDED TO BE A WELL ROUNDED IRONWORKER.

TO APPLY FOR AN APPRENTICESHIP YOU MUST DO THE FOLLOWING:

  • BE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OF AGE

  • HAVE A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA, G.E.D., OR EQUIVALENT

  • APPLICANTS MUST APPEAR IN PERSON TO COMPLETE AN APPLICATION FORM*BE ABLE TO PASS A DRUG TEST. ALTHOUGH NOT REQUIRED TO APPLY, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT;

  • BE PHYSICALLY ABLE TO WORK NORMALLY IN THE TRADE (IRONWORKERS OFTEN NEED TO CARRY OR LIFT HEAVY WEIGHTS. ALSO HAVE A GOOD SENSE OF BALANCE AT GREAT HEIGHTS)

  • HAVE A RELIABLE WAY TO GET TO AND FROM JOB SITES AND TO CLASSES*MAY HAVE TO PURCHASE THE REQUIRED HAND TOOLS, WHICH COST APPROXIMATELY $350.00 TO $600.00

APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED ONLY AT THE TIME AND DAY STATED
APPLICATIONS TAKEN ON THE FIRST MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH WITH THE EXCEPTIONS OF MONDAY HOLIDAYS (APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THE FOLLOWING MONTH)
FROM 8:00AM TO 3:30 PM AT 49 LOCUST STREET HARTFORD CT 06114 

APPRENTICE SELECTION
SELECTION OF APPRENTICES IS BASED ON FACTORS AMONG WHICH ARE INTEREST, CHARACTER, CO-OPERATION, JUDGEMENT AND SIMILAR FACTORS, WHICH PROMISE SUCCESSFUL PERFORMANCE AS JOURNEYMEN

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
THE APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM IS REGULATED BY FEDERAL AND STATE LAWS. THE RECRUITMENT, SELECTION, EMPLOYMENT, AND TRAINING OF APPRENTICES DURING THEIR APPRENTICESHIP SHALL BE WITHOUT DISCRIMINATION BECAUSE OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, NATIONAL ORIGIN, OR SEX.

TERM OF APPRENTICESHIP
THE TERM OF THE APPRENTICESHIP IS 4 (8000 HOURS) YEARS

TRIAL PERIOD
AFTER SELECTION OF AN APPLICANT, EACH APPLICANT SHALL BE PLACED ON A JOB OR JOBS ON A TRIAL (PROBATIONARY) APPRENTICESHIP BASIS

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION OF APPRENTICESHIP
UPON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE APPRENTICESHIP UNDER THE STANDARDS AND UPON PASSING SUCH EXAMINATION AS COMMITTEE MAY REQUIRE,THE COMMITTEE SHALL RECOMMEND TO LOCAL,STATE AND IRONWORKERS INTERNATIONAL HEADQUARTERS THAT THE APPRENTICE BE ISSUED A CERTIFICATE OF JOURNEYMAN 

APPRENTICE WAGES
IRONWORKER APPRENTICES START AT 60% OF THE JOURNEYMAN IRONWORKERS WAGE SCALE AND EVERY 6 MONTHS GO UP 5% IF ALL RULES AND REGULATIONS ARE ADHERED TO