An ironworker welds, burns, rivets, drills, fits and fabricates structural shapes and plates in the erection of structural steel for buildings and bridges. Duties include rigging, placing machinery and the detailing, placing and tying of reinforcing steel. The apprenticeship process requires time on the job supplemented by in-school training.
An ironworker apprentice must complete a three-year program including 4260 workplace hours and 600 in school hours of training. Level 1 – 300 hours (10 weeks) or completion of the Ironworker Foundation program (23 weeks); Level 2 – 180 hours (6 weeks), this level is under review by the ITA; and Level 3 – 180 hours (6 weeks), this level is under review by the ITA. After completion of training, a passing grade on exams will result in the B.C. Certificate of Apprenticeship, the B.C. Certificate of Qualification, and the Interprovincial Standard Endorsement, also known as Red Seal.
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