Apprenticeship Program

Our Apprenticeship Program is administered by a Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee. The Committee consists of 3 contractor representatives from the Philadelphia Steel Erectors Association and 3 union representatives from Ironworkers Local 401, and is registered with the U.S. Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training and the Pennsylvania Apprenticeship and Training Council.

Apprentices receive training in all segments of the industry, such as, structural steel erection, rigging, miscellaneous and architectural metal erection, metal window systems, blueprint reading, welding, flame cutting, plasma arc welding and cutting, fence installation, use of hand and power tools, OSHA Construction Safety Regulations, First Aid/CPR, and the use of precise plumbing and leveling instruments. The training is comprised of “hands-on” activities, demonstrations by equipment suppliers, and classroom lectures.

The Ironworkers Apprenticeship Program is a four year program which combines supervised on the job training and related classroom instruction. Local 401’s Apprenticeship Program provides an Administrative Coordinator and highly skilled Instructors to train people to qualify as productive craftsmen in all phases of the ironworking industry.

Apprenticeship Applications (Needs Updated)

Applications for Apprenticeship will be accepted at 11602 Norcom Road, Philadelphia Monday-Friday during the first TWO (2) weeks of March annually from 9-11 a.m. Please bring a photo I.D. at time of application.

Application Requirements

  • be at least 18 years of age and willing to take on the challenge of the ‘high iron’
  • be physically able to perform the work of the trade
  • be a high school graduate or have passed the General Education Development Test
  • drug testing will be required
  • possess a valid driver’s license