Steps to Apprenticeship

1. Application

  • Apply in person 10201 US Highway 92 E  Tampa, FL  33610

  • Accepted Daily from 8:30am to 4:00pm – Monday to Friday

  • Driver’s License and Social Security Card are required

2. Informational Meeting

  • Dates to be announced

  • Gives a brief overview of the Ironworking trade, the Apprenticeship program and the Benefits of working as a Union Ironworker.

3. Drug Test

4. 6 month State Accredited Pre-Apprenticeship/Orientation Classes

  • Hands on and Classroom curriculum to orient a new candidate to the Ironworking trade

  • Basic Safety Certifications are a part of the required curriculum.

5. 120 Hour (over 13 weeks) Pre-Apprentice Classroom Orientation

6. Interviews to enter the 4 year State Accredited Apprenticeship Program 


  • Be At Least 18 Years Old

  • Be Drug Free

  • Be Physically Capable of Performing the Work

  • Have a Valid Driver's License

  • Have Reliable Transportation

  • Have a Social Security Card

  • Have Basic Math Skills

  • Be Highly Motivated with a Positive Attitude

  • Have a Willingness to Work as a Part of a Team

  • Have a Willingness to be Trained

  • Possess a Good Sense of Balance

  • Be Alert to Potential Danger to Themselves and Others

  • A High School Diploma or G.E.D. is NOT Required

Terms of Apprenticeship

  • Four (4) years.

  • Minimum of 1,400 on the job training hours per year.

  • 204 classroom hours per year. 

  • Two (2) semesters a year. Classroom and hands on training twice a year for two (2) weeks. Monday through Friday 7:00 am – 5:30 pm.