What is an Apprentice Ironworker?
An apprentice Ironworker is a person who is in training to become a Journeyman. Apprentices assist Journeymen in their duties, or work at tasks alone under the supervision of Journeymen.
Skilled Ironworkers are developed – not born. The skill of the all around Journeyman Ironworker is not acquired by a few months on the job, or merely by being in a place where the different job operations are being performed. Skills are acquired only through a definite program of training under the supervision of a skilled craftsman and the opportunity to develop these skills through experience in a series of job situations, combined with a parallel program of study and related instruction. Such a program is known as an “APPRENTICESHIP”. It is the type of training that takes place as a result of a cooperative plan.
The Apprenticeship Training Program:
The term of apprenticeship is 3 years of reasonably continuous employment in an approved schedule of work experience and 634 hours of related instruction. Each apprentice will be required to attend classes in related supplemental instruction for a minimum of 212 hours per year. Apprentice earnings are based on a percentage of a Journeyman’s wage. Apprentices receive regular pay advancements at approximately 6 month intervals throughout the 3 year period of apprenticeship. Apprentices are instructed in safe and healthful work practices in compliance with Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) standards. The Apprenticeship Program is conducted in accordance with the standards approved by the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training, United States Department of Labor.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
The recruitment selection, employment and training of apprentices, during their apprenticeship, shall be without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex or age (except minimum age).
Journeyman Upgrade Classes:
Ironworkers Local 584 and the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (JATC) both believe that continued education and training are key to maintaining a highly skilled workforce. This training helps to ensure that each member is more employable and that our signatory contractors remain competative in todays market. To those ends, there are upgrade classes available - free of charge - to each member of this local.
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If you are interested in attending one or more of these classes, please call the training facility at 918-234-4980.