INFORMATION ABOUT JOINING THE APPRENTICESHIP

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BEGINNING IRONWORKER APPRENTICES MAKE$16.53PER HOUR PLUS, BENEFITS  

The IronWorkers Apprenticeship of Local 92 is actively seeking qualified applicants for their program.

We accept applications Monday –Thursday 7:30-9:00 a.m. 

If you are interested or want more information, please call: 

Thomas Mathis Jr Apprenticeship Training Director

Office: (205) 251-3372

Fax:     (205) 226-7111

     

WOMEN AND MINORITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

  What is an Apprenticeship? 

Apprenticeship combines classroom studies with OJT(on-the-job) training under the supervision of a journey-level crafts-person or trade professional.  You earn a living wage with health care, retirement, and other benefits while learning skills.  Wages increase progressively as your abilities increase.  After completing an apprenticeship program your journey level status provides an additional benefit of nationwide mobility at journey-level scale.  Once you have decided on a trade, apply to the apprenticeship program in your area offering training in that specialty.  There may not be immediate openings, so you may need to join a waiting list.  Apprenticeship is a rewarding but demanding choice that requires determination, commitment, a good attitude and physical conditioning to succeed.  For those who meet the challenges of apprenticeship, the rewards are substantial.  He or she is a highly trained and skilled worker whose qualifications are recognized and respected throughout the industry. 

A Successful Apprentice

Apprenticeship is a valued system and an excellent way to learn skills and develop a career while making a good living wage with benefits.  An apprentice chooses a trade that he or she really enjoys and wants to learn.  A successful apprentice experience takes both patience and persistence.  Apprentices make a commitment to a career and to “hang in there” which means completing the two (2) to four (4) years of the program regardless of layoffs. 


Are you Apprentice ready? 

You are an excellent apprentice candidate if you have the following:

  1. Must legally able to work in the U.S.A.

  2. Birth certificate 

  3. Social Security card

  4. High School Diploma or G.E.D. (transcript of your grades)

  5. Valid driver’s License

  6. Good work ethic

  7. Positive attitude

  8. Aptitude for the trade/occupation

  9. Ability to pass random drug and alcohol tests

  10. Reliable transportation

  11. Basic knowledge of hand and power tools and how to use them safely

  12. Stable living situation and a reliable phone

  13. Ability to meet the requirements for the chosen trade  


You must pass a drug screen before starting the application process.

This first drug test will cost you $30.00 (cash or check), and $3.00(singles) for parking at the drug testing facility. 

You must pass a drug screen before starting the application process



Apprenticeship Registration fee: $159.00

(if paying with a check make the check separate from the drug test)