Requirements to Enter an Ironworkers Apprenticeship Program:
Minimum age of 18 years.
High school diploma, G.E.D., or equivalent as specified by the local training committee.
Good physical condition - The materials used for ironworking are heavy and bulky so above average physical strength is necessary.
Agility and a good sense of balance are also required.
Drug and alcohol free.
Must meet requirements as set out in applicable citizenship laws.
An Important Note
It is important to mention that an ironworker must be willing to work in high places, have a good sense of balance, and be alert to potential danger to themselves and others. However, the apprenticeship program includes safety training with OSHA certified instructors so that the danger is minimized.