James "JT" Thomas - Training Director
AWS Certified welding Inspector, AWS certified welding educator, AWS certified welder, Authorized OSHA instructor, International Iron workers Qualified rigging and crane
signaler and also the NCCCO Certified rigger / signal person. Certified First Aid CPR/AED instructor.
Phone: 813-623-1515 ext.27
Don Graham -- Instructor
AWS certified welder. International Iron workers, Authorized OSHA Instructor, Certified First Aid, CPR/AED Instructor, Qualified rigging and crane signaler
Marha Caicedo -- Apprenticeship Admin Assistant
Phone: 813-623-1515 ext.22
DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?
If you possess the following qualities and are looking for a career that will maximize your potential, you just might have what it takes to become an ironworker.
Do you like to be able to see the work you’ve done at the end of the day?
Do you take pride in providing quality work that meets demanding standards?
Do you like to work as part of a team?
Do you like to work outdoors?
Are you willing to do physically demanding work that requires you to use your mind too?
Would you like to earn a respectable wage while going to school to learn new skills?
Are you interested in a career rather than “just a job?”
Do you enjoy new challenges?
Are you nodding your head “Yes” to the questions above?
REQUIREMENTS TO ENTER THE IRONWORKERS LOCAL #397 APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM
Minimum age of 18 years.
Valid Driver’s License.
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.
***It is also 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 Authorized Construction Trainers so that the danger is minimized.