Apprenticeship Training Department

All potential members must complete a comprehensive four (4) year apprentice training program.  This program is designed to educate our members in all aspects of the IronWorking trade. If you come in with prior experience we will give you credit for such experience under the conditions you are able to complete and pass a practical exam in those areas in which you are claiming experience.

The 4 year Program is broken up in 2 Periods of 6 months each.

First Period:

    Begins with teaching and testing on Harassment/Discrimination Training, OSHA Subpart R, Lead Hazard Training, First Aid/CPR, MSHA 24 "New Miner Training", Fall Protection Training, Survival of the Fittest/Standard of Excellence, Aerial Lift Training, Silica Hazard Training, OSHA 10 hr. in Construction, & Orientation for IronWorkers.  Our students then go through an orientation class to learn the basic in and outs of the trade, the names of tools, how they work & how to use them.

Second Period: 

    The focus on this class, is the teaching and testing on Scaffold User Training, Scaffold Erector/Dismantler, Fork Lift Operator Hazard, Introduction to Welding, Oxy-Fuel Gas Cutting, Mathematics for IronWorkers, Layout Instruments for IronWorkers, & C.O.M.E.T. (Construction Organization Membership Education Training)

Third Period:

    The focus on 3rd Period is the teaching and testing on Shielded Metal Arc Welding, & Flux Core Arc Welding

Fourth Period:

   The 4th Period focuses on teaching and testing on Introduction to Steel Erection, Erecting Structural Steel, & Metal Building Systems.

Fifth Period:

    The 5th Period focuses on teaching and testing on Placing Reinforcing Steel, Window Wall Systems & Glass Rail, & First Aid/CPR

Sixth Period:

    The 6th Period is dedicated to Rigging Level I, Introduction to Cranes, Working With Cranes, & Rigging Level II

Seventh Period:

    The 7th Period focus is on Introduction to Blueprints, OSHA 30 hr. for Construction, Shielded Metal Arc Welding (cont...), & Foreman Training for IronWorkers

Eighth Period:

    The 8th Period focus is on Flux Core Arc Welding (Cont...), & Advanced Welding Application.

Are you Apprentice ready? You are an excellent apprentice candidate if you have the following:

✓ Must be 18 years of age

Must legally able to work in the U.S.A.

✓ Birth certificate

✓ Social Security card

✓ High School Diploma or G.E.D. (transcript of your grades)

✓ Valid driver's License

✓ Good work ethic

✓ Positive attitude

✓ Ability to pass random drug and alcohol tests

✓ Reliable transportation

✓ Must have a reliable phone

✓ Ability to meet the requirements for the chosen trade

You must pass a drug screen before starting the application process. This first drug test will cost you$30.00 (cash or check) at the drug testing facility. You must pass a drug screen before starting the application process. Once you complete the application, you will receive a phone call to come in for a informational meeting with the Training Director. Once the informational meeting is complete, and you understand what will be expected of you, then we will accept the registration fee.

The IronWorkers Local Union 92 Apprenticeship is currently accepting applications.  Applications for new Apprentices will be taken Monday - Thursday from 7:30 A.M. until 10:00 A.M. @ 2828 4th Avenue South, Birmingham, Alabama.


Training Director:
Thomas Mathis Jr.

Thomas A. Mathis Jr.

Leslie Jay Carver

Apprentice Secretary:
Susan Davis

Instructors are:

Lesley Jay Carver

Derrick Daniels

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