Pre-Apprentice Training For Ironworkers (Reinforcing)
Pre-Apprentice Training for Ironworkers is an 80-hour course (2 week) designed to provide the Iron Worker student with the initial knowledge and skills required for his or her first day on the job site. Major topics covered in this course include basic safety, measuring, and hand tools. The student will also be introduced to rigging and reinforcing ironworking.
The objective of this course is to enable the student to go to work as an apprentice Ironworker (Reinforcing).
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Describe the history of the Ironworkers and the structure of the union and apprenticeship program.
- Follow basic safety guidelines.
- Demonstrate the ability to measure.
- Demonstrate the ability to use basic hand tools.
- Tie knots required for basic rigging operations.
- Describe the roles and responsibilities of the reinforcing Ironworker.
- OSSA Fall Protection
- OSSA EWP
- Successful graduates will be indentured as Ironworker Reinforcing Apprentices prior to starting work
This course is designed for new apprentices interested in becoming Structural Reinforcing Ironworkers. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older with a valid class 5 driver's license and their own transportation.
A Word about Safety
The importance of safety will be addressed and reinforced in all hands-on activities in the classroom, in the shop, and on the job site.
There is one assignment sheet for each unit of instruction. Students will complete these assignment sheets prior to and/or during course sessions as determined by the instructor. There are also several job sheets so that students will be expected to demonstrate their ability to safely perform the skills outlined in the job sheets.
Course Grading Criteria:
To successfully complete this course, the student must successfully complete all of the assignment sheets, demonstrate the skills in the job sheets, and pass the knowledge test.
All course sessions are mandatory; missing a course session will affect your ability to successfully complete this course.
Ironworkers Local 720 Training and Test Centre
10512-122 street Edmonton
Dates and Times:
Check out the training calendar at http://www.ironworkers720.com/training-calendar for upcoming course dates.
Dates to be announced (Monday to Friday)
- Applicants must submit a Resume and a transcript showing the completion of grade 10 Math and English as well as a valid driver's license. Applicants without a transcript must complete a trade entrance exam prior to applying to the program. Trade entrance exam can be booked by contacting AIT at http://www.tradesecrets.gov.ab.ca/ All Applicants must email a resume, transcript and drivers license to email@example.com
- A selection committee will review the resumes and transcripts and schedule interviews for selected candidates.
- Successful candidates will be scheduled to do a written aptitude test. Candidates must achieve a passing mark of 70%
- Successful candidates will be required to complete a pass a Fit for Work and pre-access drug and alcohol test. Candidates will be responsible to pay for the cost of this testing.
Candidates who successfully complete the Pre-apprentice class and maintain employment through local 720 for one week will be reimbursed the cost of the Fit for Work and pre-access drug and alcohol testing.
- Transcripts can be requested by going to the Alberta Govt. Website
- Out of province applicants can request transcripts through there local Govt. office
- Please note that attendance of full course is necessary for Completion Certification.
- Participants are asked to arrive 10 min prior to start of class.
- Late arrivals will not be permitted.
- Applicants must be willing and able to pass a pre-access drug test