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About the Building Apprenticeship:  
A Building Iron Worker Apprentice will learn the skills of the trade through 4 years of on the job learning and apprenticeship school.  Architectural Iron Workers perform field fabrication & Installation of: window walls, glass & metal rails, curtain walls, storefronts, glass & metal doors, door hardware, stairs, scaffolds, fire escapes, canopies, skylights & vault doors and adjacent supports. To see our training in action, CLICK HERE


  • Must be able to lift heavy objects
  • Work at elevated heights Training
  • Pay attention to detail
  • Must have a good work ethic and positive attitude
  • Hard working and motivated
  • Recommended Preparatory Classes
  • Any Shop Classes
  • Mathematics classes
  • Drafting
  • Work Experience (Helpful but not necessary for acceptance)
  • Familiarity with any type of construction

Working Conditions
Architectural Iron Workers work in all types of weather conditions and at various heights

Length of Apprenticeship

  • Four (4) years – Minimum of 5,600 – 8,000 hours of on-the-job training
  • Apprentices attend school Twenty-Three (23) hours a month from September – May, on set evenings and weekends schedules tbd and announced annually.  (Sample schedule here)
  • Apprentices work five days a week receiving on-the-job training.

Wage Information

  • 1st year 50% of journeyman’s wage
  • 2nd year 60% of journeyman’s wage
  • 3rd year 80% of journeyman’s wage
  • 4th year 90% of journeyman’s wage
  • Journey Level 100% of journeyman’s wage
  • As of June 2022 the Average Journeyman’s wage rate is $52/Hr.


  • Health & Welfare
  • Pension & Annuity

Can I get college credits for completing my apprenticeship?
YES! College credit is available for completion of local 63 apprenticeship.

Contact Ivy Tech’s Teresa Hess ( for more information. Be prepared to provide a copy of your Apprenticeship Completion Certificate from the Ironworkers International or the Department of Labor.

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Current Building Apprentice Schedules

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