Training Center

                                10201 U.S. Highway 92 East
                                     Tampa, Florida 33610

Local 397 has an accredited state of the art training center that is part of the International certified AWS Welding Program.

Ironworkers Local 397 has a 17,940 sq. ft. state of the art training center. This facility is dedicated to training the safest, most productive and skilled ironworkers in the industry.   

3,840 sq. ft. is committed to classroom instruction. Our classrooms are an interactive learning environment. The curriculum is has the most current technical information for the ironworking trade.   

Our hands on training is supervised by experienced and qualified instructors. An intense focus is placed developing ironworkers that will help our signatory contractors complete their projects, safely, on time and within budget.    

Our training center is available to all Journeymen, Apprentices, Pre-Apprentices and Welders performing Welder Qualification Tests.     

WELDING     

Our welding shop is an accredited American Welding Society testing facility. We have a full time American Welding Society CWI and CWE.    

We instruct our welders in the following processes: SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, GTAW.

Our Welding Shop includes (22) welding stations, oxy-fuel, plasma and carbon arc cutting stations.      

Weld Shop Hours:

Every Tuesday  8:00 am -- 5:00 pm
(Weld Test by appointment. Please call 813-623-1515  ext.22)  
James "JT " Thomas - Certified Welding Inspector  

  • AWS Certified Welding Inspector 

  • AWS Certified Welding Educator

TRAINING STATIONS: 

  • Fall Protection

  • (2) Story Structural Mock up

  • (3) Ton overhead Crane

  • Stairways and handrail system

  • Bridge girder

  • Bar Joist, Bridging and Decking

  • Rigging Mock-up including rigging devices and hardware to move: tanks, compressors and structural members.

  • Curtain Wall with entrance way

  • Store Front 

  • Composite panel Wall

  • Caulking Mock- up

  • Reinforcing Concrete: slab, walls ad columns 

  • All Terrain Fork Lift

  • High Reach

  • Scaffold: Tube and coupler, Frame and systems