The training apprentices receive in ironworkers local 15 is well rounded. As a mixed local our apprentices receive training in all facets of our trade.

Starting with their first year, they learn rebar, unbonded post-tensioning, introduction to blueprint reading, introduction to welding.  They also get OSHA 10, Subpart D (Hazcom), Subpart R (Steel Erection), Scaffold User, First Aid/CPR, and Aerial Lift Training.

During their second year, they learn structural steel and work on getting their SMAW certifications.

The third year, they learn rigging and working with cranes to earn their rigging and signaling certifications. In welding they work on their FCAW and stainless steel certifications.

The fourth year, is learning lay-out instruments (transits, lasers, and leveling guns), as well as architectural and ornamental ironworking, (including studying for the fg-2 glass license), conveyor installation and scaffold erector/dismantler.

Ironworkers local 15 offers upgrade training for our journeyman on a regular basis.

Journeyman upgrade training is scheduled throughout the year and can also be done at home with self-study guides.

Journeyman upgrade training that is offered:

  • OSHA 10 & 30 & Subpart D
  • Self-study for qualified rigger/signalman
  • first aid/cpr
  • scaffold user/scaffold erector dismantler
  • self-study post-tensioning (unbonded)
  • welding certifications, smaw, fcaw and ct dot
  • self-study fg-2 glass license self-study subpart r
  • haz-mat as needed
  • other classes can be available as the need arises.

Local 15’s training center features a state of the art welding shop and classroom’s. A 3 story structual steel mock-up that the apprentices erect. Rebar installation and curtain wall mock-ups.

It’s a well rounded ironworker, who finishes their apprenticeship in local 15!