Ironworkers 568 Apprenticeship Program


  • Minimum age of 18 years..
  • High school diploma, GED or equivalent as specified by the local training committee
  • Good physical condition – the materials used for ironworking are heavy and bulky so above average physical strength is necessary..
  • Agility and a good sense of balance are also required
  • Drug and  alcohol free
  • Must meet requirements as set out in applicable citizenship laws.

Upon being accepted into the apprenticeship program, apprentices are required to attend a minimum of 204 hours of training each year to meet the expectations of the program.  Training combines both classroom and shop hours in conjunction with approximately 5600-8000 hours of On-The-Job training.  Normal classroom instruction is held from September to May utilizing evenings and select weekends as necessary.

Applications may be filled out Tuesday-Thursday from 9AM to 11AM at 119 South Centre Street, Cumberland Md.  Applications will be held for six months.

Required at the time of application:

  • Proof of age
  • Photo I.D.
  • High school diploma or GED
  • High school transcripts

An Important Note

It is important to mention that an ironworker must be willing to work in high places, have a good sense of balance, and be alert to potential danger to themselves and others.  However, the apprenticeship program includes safety training with OSHA certified instructors so that the minimized.

Counties within this local’s jurisdication:

WV     Berkeley, Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Mineral, Morgan, Pendleton, Preston, Tucker, and portions of Barbour, Jefferson and Randolph

MD     Allegany, Garrett and Washington

PA     Bedord, Fulton, Somerset and portions of Franklin and Huntingdon

VA     Madison, page, Rockingham, Shenandoah and portions of Frederick, Rappahannock and Warren..

The Recruitment, selection, employment and training of apprentices shall be without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin or sex.  The JATC will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunities in apprenticeship and training and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the code of federal regulations, Part 30.