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What are the advantages of a Reinforcing Ironworker Apprenticeship?

Local 416 guarantees its apprentice will receive in-depth, hands-on training using the latest high-tech machinery. The provided curriculum is unmatched in the trade and is recognized throughout the United States, thereby providing job security for you after reaching journeyman status. Apprentices also receive the advantage of Local 416’s fair and reasonable fringe benefits and vacation plans. Completion of the program presents the opportunity to become a member of Local 416, safeguarding workers’ future with a profitable pension, annuity and comprehensive health care package. In addition, apprentice have the opportunity to join the International Association of Bridge, Structural and Ornamental Ironworkers, in so doing they are legible to receive additional benefits.

What is the length of an apprenticeship program?

Apprentice must complete an estimated 700 classroom hours in four years to become a certified a Journeyman Ironworker.

How are apprentices selected?

Apprentices are selected by company sponsorship, performance during the interview process and following successful completion of an industry preparation class.

When is the application deadline?

Applications for the Los Angeles office are accepted on Thursdays (except holidays) between the hours of 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ONLY! For more information please call (714) 228-9744 or please click on the website link below:

http://www.universityofiron.org/trainingcenters/losangelesca.html

Applications for the Las Vegas office are accepted Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ONLY (except the first Friday of every month)! For more information please call (702) 643-7991  or please click on the website link below:

http://www.universityofiron.org/trainingcenters/lasvegasnv.html

What can I expect in the classroom and what are the class requirements?

Apprenticeship classes are held for 8 hours per day on assigned days as designated by Local 416’s apprenticeship school. Students can expect to engage in textbook work and assignments with periodic testing. A portion of the apprenticeship also consists of hands-on job skill training that will ensure each student is properly certified in safety and training.

Students interested in applying need a high school diploma or G.E.D. for enrollment. Students must also possess reliable transportation, have 100% classroom and workshop attendance, and be capable of participating in vigorous mental and physical activities.

What to expect regarding work?

Apprentices are expected to be employed concurrently with apprenticeship training, which provides supplemental job-skill training and experience

What happens after I submit my application?

An applicant needs to obtain a company sponsorship for placing the applicant into a classroom instruction/industry preparation class.

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