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Ironworker Apprentice


Credential: Apprenticeship
Available: Full Time Classroom

Program Description

Ironworkers fabricate, construct and join metal scaffolding, structural steel buildings, bridges, ornamental ironwork and precast structures. This includes building structural steel components, reinforcing steel, posting tension tendons, installing conveyors and robotic equipment, and sometimes performing reconstructive work on existing structures. Ironworkers will also read blueprints; unload, stack and position steel units to prepare them for hoisting; build construction cranes, derricks and other hoisting equipment; assemble rigging (cables, pulleys, hooks); and select, cut, bend, position, and secure steel bars or wire mesh in concrete forms to reinforce concrete structures.

Apprentices may be eligible for financial support.

How to register

Entrance Requirements

To enter an apprenticeship, you must have the educational qualifications required for the trade to which you apply. Entrance requirements are monitored by Alberta and Industry Training.

See the Apprentice System of Training to find out about becoming a registered apprentice. 

Apprentice Success Services

Have you been out of school for some time? SAIT is committed to your success and is pleased to offer resources designed to prepare you for your training at SAIT and make your learning experience a successful one while in training. Visit Study Skills and Learning Strategies to learn how SAIT can help promote your success.

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