Selection Procedures for an Apprentice
The Alaska Ironworkers Apprenticeship Training Committee uses an unbiased selection procedure that is reviewed and approved by the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training under the U.S. Department of Labor. Openings are filled without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religion, arrest record, or marital status. Apprentices are instructed in safe and healthy work practices in compliance with Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) standards.
Applications must be complete and returned to this office by the date listed below to be eligible for an interview the following month. A letter will be mailed to you with the scheduled time of your interview. If you change phone numbers or move to a new address after you turn in your application, you must notify this office of those changes or you may not receive notification of your interview.
- For January Interviews, December 1st is the deadline.
- For April Interviews, March 1st is the deadline.
- For July Interviews, June 1st in the deadline.
- For October Interviews, September 1st is the deadline.
Notes to Perspective Applicants
Before you apply to be an Apprentice Ironworker, here are some things you need to know:
- Apprentices must have a reliable means of transportation to and from every class and/or job site.
- Apprentices must be able to lift 75 lbs. of tools in all shapes and sizes, from the ground to over their head.
- Apprentices will go through a selection process, being required to complete tasks during Agility Testing Week.
- Regular drug testing will be required through the Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust (IMPACT).
- Apprentices will be offered work assignments such as structural, reinforcing, ornamental, heavy maintenance or other ironworking projects. Apprentices must be willing to accept all kinds of assignments.
- Each Apprentice will have to read through, agree to, and sign the Ironworkers’ Standards of Excellence.
- Must be at least 18 years old.
- Must have a high school diploma or equivalent (GED).
- Must be physically capable of performing work to include the following:
- Wearing a safety belt weighing 25-50 lbs for a full day.
- Carrying steel rods weighing between 50-150 lbs each.
- Climbing for erection jobs, bridges, wall-reinforcing, etc.
- Walking, climbing, bending, reaching, lifting and carrying for a full day.
- Must submit to drug screening after acceptance into the program.
- Must have proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. (birth certificate, SS card, or passport)
Documents required to apply for the Apprenticeship:
- Completed application
- High school diploma or GED.
- Valid driver’s license or identification card.
- Proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.
Ranking of Applicants
Applicants are ranked numerically on an eligibility list for entry into the apprenticeship.
Ranking points are given for the following items which assist the applicant in the scoring process:
- Education: high school, college and/or trade school transcripts.
Useful classes in preparation for a career in the ironworking industry are mathematics, drafting and blueprint reading, construction technology, shop classes, and welding.
- Employment: resume of previous and current work experience.
- Letter(s) of Recommendation.
- Construction Related Certificates (First Aid, CPR, AED, Safety, Welding, Hazwopper, Forklift, CDL, etc.).
- Veterans DD214 Military Service Record (if applicable).
Final Application Phase
- Applications will not be processed until minimum qualifications are met.
- Applications may be updated at any time.
- Application selections will be finalized during the month of May.
- Apprentices will go through the selection process - being required to complete tasks and pass courses during the Agility Testing Week in June.
Apply to be an Ironworker HERE!
Contact the Training Trust for further information at 907-522-8230.
Fill out the application for Apprenticeship CLICK HERE.