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Apprenticeship Policies & Procedures Overview

The apprenticeship consists of 4 years of classroom instruction totaling a minimum of 816 hours combined with 6000 hours of on the job training broken down into categories relating to various field of the Iron working Industry.

STRUCTURAL IRONWORKERS:

  • Unload, erect and connect fabricated iron beams to form the project skeleton
  • Work primarily on industrial, commercial and large residential buildings
  • Build towers, bridges, stadiums and prefabricated metal buildings
  • Erect and install pre-cast beams, columns and panels

REINFORCING IRONWORKERS:

  • Fabricate and place steel bars (rebar) in concrete forms to reinforce structures
  • Please rebar on appropriate supports and tie them together with tie wire
  • Install post-tensioning tendons (cables) to place in concrete forms along with reinforcing steel
  • Stress and tendons using hydraulic jacks and pumps after the concrete is poured and hardened

ORNAMENTAL IRONWORKERS:

  • Install metal windows into a building’s masonary or wooden openings
  • Erect curtain wall and window wall systems that cover the steel or reinforced concrete structure of a building
  • Install and erect metal stairways, catwalks, gratings, doors, railing, fencing, elevator fronts and building entrances

RIGGING AND MACHINERY MOVING IRONWORKERS:

  • Load, unload, move and set machinery, structural, steel and curtain walls
  • Operate power hoists, cranes, derricks, forklifts and aerial lifts
  • Have knowledge of fiber line, wire rope, hoisting equipment and proper hand signals

Welding and Burning Equipment are considered tools of the trade and performed by structural, reinforcing, ornamental and rigging ironworkers to secure their work to the structure.

CURRICULUM:

4 Year Course Schedule

The apprenticeship consists of 4 years of classroom instruction totaling a minimum of 816 hours combined with 6000 hours of on the job training broken down into categories relating to various fields of the Iron Working Industry.

Field Hours
A. Reinforcing 750
B. Rigging 700
C. Structural 1400
D. Ornamental 1000
E. Welding 1200
F. Sheeting 700
G. Fencing 25

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