Iron Workers are known for their superior training and attention to quality, safety, service, timing and management which enables them, along with their signatory contractors and partners, to deliver superior results and the best value for every dollar you spend. Having received the specialty training needed to meet the complex challenges that arise on each project, the Iron Workers are able to help contractors achieve their goals on the job site.
In any field it is critical that a person is trained in what he or she does for a
living. With Iron Workers Local Union No. 550, training is an on-going process.
During the federally-approved apprenticeship program, iron workers are taught inside
and outside the state-of-the-art training facility. While the 840 hours spent in the
classroom includes the standardized core curriculum, welding theory and procedure,
blueprint reading, and safety standards, iron workers are learning to perfect their
craft during the hands on classroom and on-the-job training. Not only are apprentices
learning the skills necessary to apply their craft on projects, but they are also
taught the correct behaviors such as accountability, punctuality, and initiative
which allow them to excel on your job site. Once an apprenticeship is completed, the
training and education continues with specialized courses, certifications, and
advanced safety and health classes. Approximately $45,000,000 is spent annually on
apprenticeship and journeymen upgrade training. Journeymen are encouraged to
participate in the upgrade programs such as foreman training and welding
certification so they can continually strive to increase knowledge, greater
professionalism, and take the next step up in his/her career. The international iron
workers union believes providing a well-trained, highly-skilled workforce is the most
important resource we provide our customers.
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