Local 21 received its charter from The International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Ironworkers on June 24, 1901. We have been instrumental in shaping the skyline over the last 116 years. We take every measure possible to make sure you get the training you and your family deserve. Our Department of Labor regulated training center and AWS (American Welding Society) Certified testing facility provides each Ironworker with the skills necessary to get the job done! At a time when construction costs are at a premium make sure your wages are as well. CALL OR STOP BY TODAY!
Ironworkers Four Year Apprenticeship Program
Consists of 816 hours of classroom training and 8,000 hours of on-the-job training in the field. Ironworkers work with structural steel on construction, maintenance and wind turbine projects. Most work is done outdoors, doing various welding and cutting processes, installing rebar, precast panels, stairways and handrails. Ironworkers often work with cranes so it is imperative to learn signals for crane operation and proper rigging and hoisting techniques. Ironworkers need to be able to work at extreme heights since much of the work involves erection of steel columns and beams for buildings and structures.
At least 18 years of age
Education: High School Diploma or GED – with official transcripts
Physically fit to perform work of the trade
Veterans must submit a copy of their DD214 Form
Wages for 1st year apprentices start at 70% of the current journeyman wage rate with a 4% increase every 6 months. 100% of the fringe benefit package is paid by the employer and is in addition to the hourly wage rate. Benefits include: health insurance, pension plan and annuity.