What is an Apprentice?
An apprentice is a training-level employee who works in the building and construction trades while also attending classes to learn industry skills and safety techniques. Wages for an apprentice increase over the course of this training, which lasts from two to five years depending on the trade. An apprentice who graduates to journey-person is recognized as a well-qualified worker who can command the best wages and benefits.

What are the qualifications to become an apprentice?
Qualifications to become an apprentice include a strong foundation of math and literacy skills, a high school or an equivalency diploma, and the ability to successfully complete an aptitude test. Additionally a qualified candidate must be physically fit, drug-free, have access to reliable transportation, and have proof of citizenship or the legal right to work in the U.S.

What are the benefits of an Apprenticeship Training and Union Membership?
Apprenticeship training provides individuals with the skills needed to compete economically and work safely. Union members of the building and construction trades typically receive higher wages and better benefits than those employed by non-union contractors.

Apprenticeship Requirements:
AGE - Eighteen years of age

1. Photo ID with a signature such as a driver's license or state ID.
Applications will not be processed until minimum qualifications are met.

Selection Procedure for the St. Louis Ironworkers Apprenticeship
Applications for the Ironworkers Apprenticeship Program must be filled out at the Construction Training School, 6301 Knox Industrial Drive, St. Louis, Missouri, 63139 between the hours of 8:00AM until 2:00PM Monday through Friday, except holidays.

The cut-off date for applications is January 15th each year. This means all applications received prior to January 15th will be processed and the applicants considered for training in the current school year.  Applications received after January 15th will be considered for training in the following year.

All persons desiring to complete the application form must be a minimum of 18 years of age.

All applicants will be scheduled for a mandatory orientation meeting, where they will be scheduled for a two week Pre-Apprenticeship class.All eligible applicants must attend a two-week Pre-Apprenticeship class.