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ARCHITECTURAL IRON WORKER

Architectural  & Ornamental Iron Workers perform field fabrication
&  installation of: window walls, curtain walls, storefronts, glass & metal rails, glass & metal doors, door hardware, stairs, scaffolds, chain link fences, fire escapes, flag poles, guard rails, canopies & playground equipment, skylights & vault doors and adjacent supports.

Length of Apprenticeship:

Four (3) years
Minimum of 4, 200 – 6, 000 hours of on-the-job training.

Apprentices attend school Twenty-Six(26) hours a month from September – June.
Apprentices also work five days a week receiving
on-the-job training.
Wage Information:
First Year 50% of Journeyman’s Wage
Second Year 60% of Journeyman’s Wage
Third Year 70% of Journeyman’s Wage
Journey Level 100% of Journeyman’s Wage
   
(Specific wage information will be provided to accepted
applicants.)
Benefits:
Health & Welfare, Pension.
Basic Requirements:
Must be at least 18 years old.
Must have a high school diploma or a G.E.D. Equivalent.
Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
Must pass an aptitude test. 
Must pass a drug screen.
Must pass a physical.
Must pass an agility test.
Must be able to read, write and speak the English
language.
Working Conditions:
Architectural Iron Workers work in all types
of weather conditions and at various heights.
Recommended Preparatory Classes:
Mathematics classes.
Any shop classes.
Drafting.
Abilities:
Must be able to lift heavy objects.
Must be able to work at elevated heights.
Pay attention to detail.
Must have a good work ethic and positive attitude.
Hard working and motivated.
Work Experience: (Helpful,
but not necessary for acceptance.)  Familiarty with any type of construction.

 

Familiarity with any type of construction work
is beneficial.
Entry Process:
Applications are accepted for a two week period every two years, application
dates are announced on the website.
Complete the application process by providing proof of age and
education and pay a $125.00 non -refundable fee.
Take and pass a aptitude test, drug screen, physical and physical agility test.
Take and pass an oral interview.
Names of applicants who pass the above tests
and follow all the necessary steps are placed on an eligibility

list according to scores.
Applicants are chosen from this list.
Contact:
Architectural Metal Training School for Ironworkers Local 63
(708) 345-6067
2523 Lexington
Broadview, Illinois 60153
Coordinator:
George Butz
www.iwlocal63.com

BOILERMAKERS

Boilermakers work generally includes welding, burning,cutting,
chipping, caulking, riveting, grinding, impact tool operation, fitting,
reaming and rigging. Work is done from plans, blueprints and specifications
to do installation in a sequence of tasks. Boilermakers must be
capable of planning and visualizing a complete project.
Length of Apprenticeship:
Four (4) years
Apprentices attend classroom training.
Apprentices also receive on-the-job training.
Wage Information:
First Six Months 60% of Journeyman’s Wage
Second Six Months 65% of Journeyman’s Wage
Third Six Months 70% of Journeyman’s Wage
Fourth Six Months 75% of Journeyman’s Wage
Fifth Six Months 80% of Journeyman’s Wage
Sixth Six Months 85% of Journeyman’s Wage
Seventh Six Months 90% of Journeyman’s Wage
Eighth Six Months 95% of Journeyman’s Wage
Journeyman Level 100% of Journeyman’s Wage
(Specific wage information will be provided to accepted
applicants.)
Benefits:
Health & Welfare, Pension, Annuity.
Basic Requirements:
Must be at least 18 years old.
Must present a birth certificate.
Must have a high school diploma or a G.E.D. certificate.

Must be able to legally work in the United States.

Must be able to take and pass a yearly drug/alcohol
test.
Must be willing to complete a four year course
on personal time.
Working Conditions:
Boilermakers work in all types of weather conditions,
confined spaces and at various heights.
Recommended Preparatory Classes:
Reading, general math, science, blueprint reading,
mechanical drawing and welding.
Abilities:
Must be capable of strenuous work and in good
physical condition.

Must be able to lift heavy objects.
Must be able to work at high levels.
Work Experience: (Helpful, but not necessary
for acceptance.)
Familiarity with any type of construction work
would be beneficial.
Entry Process:
Complete application at the office. (Applications
are accepted on the third Tuesday of the month from 8:00 a.m.
– 10:00 a.m. at 2941 Archer Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.)


Applicants must have a copy of their birth certificate
and high school diploma at time of filing to receive application.
Contact:
Boilermakers Apprentice Program
(708) 636-6656
5666 W. 95th Street
Oak Lawn, Illinois 60453
Coordinator:
Justin Gustafson
 

BRICKLAYERS DISTRICT COUNCIL TRAINING CENTER

A Bricklayer/Stonemason installs brick, stone,
structural tile, marble, concrete block, pre-cast concrete panels
(including welding), fabricated masonry panels and other masonry
materials to build or repair walls, partitions, fireplaces, sewers
and other structures. Bricklayers also install firebrick linings
in industrial furnaces.
Length of Apprenticeship:
Three (3) years
Apprentices attend pre-apprentice training for
10 weeks, Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Apprentices receive a minimum of 160 hours of
classroom training each year.

Apprentices are required to receive 1,500 hours
of on the job training each year.
Wage Information:
First Six Months + 750 Hrs 50% of Journeyman’s Wage
Six Months – One Year+ 750 Hrs 60% of Journeyman’s Wage
One Year – One and a half Years + 750 Hrs 70% of Journeyman’s Wage
Year and a half – Two Years + 750 Hrs. 80% of Journeyman’s Wage
Two Years – Two and a half Years + 750 Hrs. 90% of Journeyman’s Wage
Two and a half – Three Years + 750Hrs. 95% of Journeyman’s Wage
Journeyman Level 100% of Journeyman’s Wage
Benefits:
Health Insurance, Pension, Annuityat Journey level. 
Basic Requirements:
Must be 18 years old. 
Recommended a high school diploma or G.E.D.
certificate.
Must pass an aptitude test. (Conducted in
English)

Must be physically fit to perform the work of
the trade.

Must have a birth certificate. 
Must provide a copy of your green card, if applicable.
Must take and pass a drug test.
 
 
Working Conditions:
Bricklayers spend the majority of time working
outdoors in all types of weather conditions.

Recommended Preparatory Classes:
Drafting, shop, mathematics and any classes related
to construction.
Abilities:
Must not be afraid of heights.
Must have good work habits.
Must be able to lift heavy objects.
Work Experience: (Helpful, but not necessary
for acceptance.)
Experience working with your hands or with general
construction is useful.

Entry Process:
Complete application at the Apprentice School in Addison, IL. (Applications are available Monday-Friday)

Submit all required materials.
Pay a $20 non-refundable application fee. Check or Money Order or Cash.
Attend an orientation session.
Take and pass a general knowledge aptitude test.
(Conducted in English) Pre-Job only
Take and pass a drug screen

Apprenticeship Coordinators:  Dave Naprstek
Director: John Flynn
Training Facility Located at:
District Council Training Center
630-953-0835
2140 Corporate Drive
Addison, Illinois 60101

CARPENTRY

Carpentry offers a choice of a number of specialties including:
general carpentry,mill-cabinet, floor covering, millwright, pile-driver,
interior systems, drywall, siding, insulator, lather
and concrete form builder. Each of the specialties listed above
require special training. Therefore, individuals must choose
which program to enter.
Length of Apprenticeship:
Four (4) years
Apprentices average 144 hours per year in the
classroom.

General Carpentry Apprentices begin by going
to Pre-Apprenticeship training for nine weeks.

Apprentices are required to attend five consecutive
classroom days per quarter for the entire program.

Apprentices must also obtain on-the-job training
by working for union contractors throughout the term.
Wage Information:
1st Year 40% of Journeyman’s Wage
2nd Year 50% of Journeyman’s Wage
Third Year 65% of Journeyman’s Wage
4th Year 80% of Journeyman’s Wage
Journeyman Level 100% of Journeyman’s Wage
Benefits:
Health & Welfare, Pension and annuity. (These benefits
are accrued during on-the-job training.)
Basic Requirements:
Must be 17 years old.
Must have an original Social Security Card.

Must complete two years (eight credits) of
required high school study which meets graduation

requirements in an accredited high school
or possess a G.E.D. certificate.

Must reside in Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Iroquois,
Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, or Will

Counties.
Must be physically fit to work as a carpenter.

Must pass an aptitude test that measures
vocabulary, arithmetic ability, and reasoning power.
Working Conditions:
Carpenters work in all types of weather elements.
Recommended Preparatory Classes:
Algebra, geometry, sketching, drafting, science,
and wood shop classes.
Work Experience: (Helpful, but not necessary
for acceptance.)
Experience working in any hands-on carpentry
situation.
Abilities:
Must be physically fit to perform the job
of carpenter with no restrictions.
Entry Process:
Individuals meeting the basic requirements
listed above must be recommended by one of the

following referral agencies:
1) The Illinois Department of Employment
Security Apprenticeship Information Center .

2) A union contractor.
3) A local carpenter’s union.
After being contacted by the program, the
individual must fill out an application. (Applications
are
available Monday – Friday from 9:30 a.m.
– 4:00 p.m. during specific application periods. Call for
more

information.)
NOTE: At the time of application,
the candidate must meet all basic requirements and all required

documents must be presented.
Take and pass the aptitude test as scheduled.
Attend mandatory orientation session.
Contact:
Chicago and Northeast Illinois Regional Council of Carpenters
Apprentice & Training Program
(847) 640-7373
1256 Estes Avenue
Elk Grove Village, Illinois 60007
Satellite location in Chicago is available
for some training.
Coordinator:
Vince Sticca
 

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