Apprenticeship & Training Center
Iron Workers Local 377/378 Apprenticeship & Training Facility
3150 Bayshore Road
Benicia, CA 94510
Apprentices earn while they learn, working on the job alongside the Journeymen. In addition they attend classes of related and supplemental instruction, approximately 200 Hours per year for four (4) years.Starting wages for ironworker apprentices are 50% of a journeyman’s wage. As an apprentice accumulates an established number of on-the-job hours plus related and supplemental instruction hours, wages are increased at regular intervals. Graduating apprentices attain journeyman status and receive full pay for the skills they have earned.
Interested in applying?
Filling out an application at our Apprenticeship & Training Center is the first step that must be taken towards becoming a member of Local 378. Applications are accepted Monday-Friday, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., where all applicants must fill out an application in person only and present a valid identification and a Social Security card along with one of the following:
-High school Diploma (if from other countries, must be translated and notarized)
-GED (General Education Development) score
-Official high school transcripts (signed and sealed)
•18 years of age
•High school diploma or GED
•Physically ability to lift heavy material and equipment
•Prepared to purchase required tools (see list here)
Once an application is made, the applicant will be provided a list of our signatory contractors, where s/he will be required to solicit and secure employment from a contractor on the list. Once employment is secured as a potential Local 378 member, the contractor will provide a Sponsorship Letter to the Apprenticeship, confirming the employment, pending that all application requirements have been met by the applicant. Those requirements include a drug test, through our IMPACT program, a mandatory Apprentice orientation, and payment of initiation fee and union dues.
The recruitment, selection, employment and training of Apprentices during their apprenticeship shall be without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Do you have already have EXPERIENCE as an Iron Worker?
If you have experience or skills in any of our trade specialties that you believe you can contribute to our Local Union, we would love to hear from you. There is a demand for members in our region and we can assist you securing employment with a union contractor, as a union member.
Reap the benefits of great wages, healthcare and pension among other perks. Enjoy the advantage that being Union will bring to you, your family and your career.
To get started, simply visit www.ironjobs.org and fill out an application. You will be contacted by our Organizer, who will direct you in the right direction upon verifying your experience.
The Apprenticeship has offered a Gladiator course, with a high success rate, which is an intense three-weeks of hands on training, that focuses on developing skills to enter into the Reinforcing Iron Work Industry. FOR FREE! Those who complete the course will have an excellent opportunity to begin a career as an Iron Worker Apprentice, with invaluable experience gained from the Gladiator course. Those participants who complete the course may even secure employment immediately, as they may be scouted by one of our signatory contractors to work for their company!
For complete details on the next upcoming Gladiator course, please click here.
Journeyman Retraining Schedule Fall 2016
Journeyman are encouraged to refresh their skills and gain knowledge through the upgrade classes offered at the Training Center in Benicia, CA. We strive to “ensure that our Iron Workers are trained to the highest levels of safety and productivity”, and for that reason, a schedule of classes is put out bi-annually to offer our members these classes. Please contact the Apprenticeship directly to sign up for any classes you are interested in.
For the Fall 2016, please click here.
Iron Workers are recommended to attain welding certifications, which be done at our Training Center in Benicia, CA. If you are interested in getting certified, you may practice your welding at the training center. For the Benicia welding schedule, please click here.
For more information on obtaining your welding certifications, keeping them current, and a list of tools needed to test, please click here. There is even a tutorial on welding for new and inexperienced welders that can be downloaded.