Pre-Apprentice Training For Ironworkers (Reinforcing)
Pre-Apprentice Training for Ironworkers is an 80-hour course (2 week) designed to provide the 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.
Why take it?
The objective of this course is to enable the student to go to work as an apprentice Ironworker (Reinforcing). Candidates who successfully complete the program will be eligible for dispatch through local 720 to a signatory contractor as an apprentice Reinforcing Ironworker.
What is covered?
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.
- Describe the structure of our dispatch procedure and membership process
- 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.
- Demonstrate the ability to place, pack and tie Reinforcing steel
- Successful graduates will be indentured as Reinforcing Ironworker apprentices prior to starting work
Who can apply?
This course is designed for new apprentices interested in becoming Reinforcing Ironworkers. Applicants must be physically fit, between the ages of 18 and 35 with a valid class 5 driver's license and their own transportation. Applicants should be able and willing to pass a pre-access Drug and Alcohol test.
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.
Students must supply their own work wear including CSA approved work boots, long pants and long sleeve shirts.
Where is the course held?
Ironworkers Local 720 Training and Test Centre
6303 Roper Road, Edmonton,AB
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. All Applicants must email a resume, transcript and drivers license to firstname.lastname@example.org
- A selection committee will review the resumes and transcripts and schedule interviews for selected candidates.
How much does it cost to attend?
- There is not tuition charged to participants of this course
- Participants are not paid to attend the course
- Applicants must be willing and able to pass a pre-access drug test.