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Applications Continuously Accepted in selected locations and times.

Ironworker Apprenticeship Training

Iron Workers Local 118  apprenticeship’s program purpose is to train apprentices to become journey-persons in the iron workers industry. 

This is a four-year program that allows apprentices to earn a living while learning their trade. Apprentices spend approximately 6,000 hours in on-the-job training, working alongside certified Journeyman Iron Workers. In addition to their on-site training, apprentices are required to complete 180 hours of classes each year.

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Minimum Requirements:

  • You must be 18 years of age or older.
  • You must have a high school diploma, G.E.D. certificate, or equivalent.
  • You must provide a valid California Driver’s License.
  • Be able to read, write and speak English (this is both to comprehend the in-class instruction and to ensure safety and communication on the work site).
  • Be able to successfully pass a drug test.

Although not required to apply, it is also recommended that you do the following:

  • Be physically able to work normally in the trade (Iron workers often need to carry or lift heavy weights. They should also have a good sense of balance at great heights.
  • Purchase or own the required hand tools, which will cost approximately $350 to $400.
  • Have a reliable way to get to and from job sites and classes.
  • It is also helpful to have had high school courses in mathematics, metal works or mechanical drawing.

Accepted applicants will be added to an existing eligibility pool. Be aware that this means applicants are not guaranteed employment. Also, be aware that if you cannot meet apprenticeship requirements, including physical fitness, you will be dropped from the program and employment will be terminated.

Applications are accepted at the following locations at the times and on the days stated ONLY: 

Office hours: M-F, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
3524 51st Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95833
Phone: 916-428-7420
Fax: 916-428-7422


RENO *Applications will be accepted on the Fourth Wednesday of the month (except holidays) between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
14295 Mt Bismark St.
Reno, NV 89506
Phone: 1-775-384-1186  or  1-775-331-8696
FAX: 1-775-358-7577

The apprenticeship program is regulated by federal and state laws. The recruitment, selection, employment, and training of apprentices during their apprenticeship shall be without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex.
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