The IronWorkers Apprenticeship of Local 92 is actively seeking qualified applicants for their program.

We accept in-person applications Monday –Thursday 7:30-10:00 a.m.

If you are interested or want more information, please call:  

 Training Office: (205) 251-3372             Fax: (205) 226-7111    


What is an Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeship combines classroom studies with OJT (On-The-Job) training under the supervision of a journey-level crafts-person or trade professional.  You earn a living wage with health care, retirement, and other benefits while learning skills.  Wages increase progressively as your abilities increase.  After completing an apprenticeship program your journey level status provides an additional benefit of nationwide mobility at journey-level scale.  Once you have decided on a trade, apply to the apprenticeship program in your area offering training in that specialty.  There may not be immediate openings, so you may need to join a waiting list.  Apprenticeship is a rewarding but demanding choice that requires determination, commitment, a good attitude and physical conditioning to succeed.  For those who meet the challenges of apprenticeship, the rewards are substantial.  He or she is a highly trained and skilled worker whose qualifications are recognized and respected throughout the industry. 

A Successful Apprentice?

 The Apprenticeship is a valued system and an excellent way to learn skills and develop a career while making a good living wage with benefits.  An apprentice chooses a trade that he or she really enjoys and wants to learn.  A successful apprentice experience takes both patience and persistence.  Apprentices make a commitment to a career and to “hang in there” which means completing the two (2) to four (4) years of the program regardless of layoffs.

  All potential members must complete a comprehensive four (4) year apprentice training program.  This program is designed to educate our members in all aspects of the IronWorking trade. If you come in with prior experience we will give you credit for such experience under the conditions you are able to complete and pass a practical exam in those areas in which you are claiming experience.

  The 4 year Program is broken up in 2 Periods of 6 months each. Classes will run two weeks straight during the day each for period. This will be the only time that each Apprentice will not be able to work. This is an "Earn as you learn program", meaning each Apprentice will be able to work when works is available and they are not attending school.

First Period:   

  Begins with teaching and testing on Harassment/Discrimination Training, OSHA Subpart R, Lead Hazard Training, First Aid/CPR, MSHA 24 "New Miner Training", Fall Protection Training, Survival of the Fittest/Standard of Excellence, Aerial Lift Training, Silica Hazard Training, OSHA 10 hr. in Construction, & Orientation for IronWorkers.  Our students then go through an orientation class to learn the basic in and outs of the trade, the names of tools, how they work & how to use them.

Second Period:  

  The focus on this class, is the teaching and testing on Scaffold User Training, Scaffold Erector/Dismantler, Fork Lift Operator Hazard, Introduction to Welding, Oxy-Fuel Gas Cutting, Mathematics for IronWorkers, Layout Instruments for IronWorkers, & C.O.M.E.T. (Construction Organization Membership Education Training)

Third Period:  

  The focus on 3rd Period is the teaching and testing on Shielded Metal Arc Welding, & Flux Core Arc Welding

Fourth Period: 

The 4th Period focuses on teaching and testing on Introduction to Steel Erection, Erecting Structural Steel, & Metal Building Systems.

Fifth Period: 

  The 5th Period focuses on teaching and testing on Placing Reinforcing Steel, Window Wall Systems & Glass Rail, & First Aid/CPR

Sixth Period: 

  The 6th Period is dedicated to Rigging Level I, Introduction to Cranes, Working With Cranes, & Rigging Level II

Seventh Period:  

  The 7th Period focus is on Introduction to Blueprints, OSHA 30 hr. for Construction, Shielded Metal Arc Welding (cont...), & Foreman Training for IronWorkers

Eighth Period: 

  The 8th Period focus is on Flux Core Arc Welding (Cont...), & Advanced Welding Application.

Are you Apprentice ready?

    ✓ Must be 18 years of age

    ✓ Must legally able to work in the U.S.A.

    ✓ Birth certificate✓ Social Security card

    ✓ High School Diploma or G.E.D. (with a transcript of your grades)

    ✓ Valid driver's License

    ✓ Good work ethic

    ✓ Positive attitude

    ✓ Ability to pass random drug and alcohol tests

    ✓ Reliable transportation

    ✓ Must have a reliable phone

    ✓ Ability to meet the requirements for the chosen trade

      You must pass a drug screen before starting the application process. This first drug test will cost you$30.00 (cash or check) at the drug testing facility. You must the drug screening before starting the informational/orientation meeting. Once you complete the application, you will receive a phone call to come in for a informational meeting with the Training Director. Once the informational meeting is complete, and you understand what will be expected of you, then we will accept the registration fee of $162.50.

      The IronWorkers Local Union 92 Apprenticeship is currently accepting applications.  Applications for new Apprentices will be taken in person Monday - Thursday from 7:30 A.M. until 10:00 A.M. @ 2828 4th Avenue South, Birmingham, Alabama. If you would like an application emailed to you, it can be done so by calling the office and requesting one.

    Training Director:

    Thomas Mathis Jr.


    Thomas A. Mathis Jr.

    Apprentice Administrative Assistant:

    Susan Davis

    Instructors are:

    Lane Kelton

    Laquaras Mays