In partnership with the Educational Partnership Foundation, the district offers students a free, one-semester program to explore a career as a structural, reinforcing, post-tensioning and ornamental ironworker.
About the program
Students have the opportunity to explore a career as a:
- Structural ironworker, who unloads, erects and connects fabricated iron members to form the skeleton of a structure.
- Structural ironworker, who works on the construction of industrial, commercial and large residential buildings, towers, bridges, stadiums and prefabricated metal buildings.
- Reinforcing ironworker, who fabricates and places steel bars in concrete forms to reinforce concrete structures.
- Ornamental ironworker, who installs metal windows into masonry or wooden openings of a building; erects the curtain wall and window wall systems that cover the steel or reinforced concrete structure of a building.
The single semester, 180-hour program runs Monday to Thursday from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at the Building Trades of Alberta's world-class, multi-million-dollar training facility—Local 725 Training School. Red Seal Journeyman trainers educate students. Classes begin in February and finish in May.
Students need to be at least 15 years old, in Grade 11 or 12 and:
- Complete HCS3000, HCS3010 and Construction Safety Training Systems (CSTS)
- Travel to the Local 725 Training School (6111-36 Street SE)
- Provide consent from a parent or guardian
- Have CSA-approved steel-toed boots.
Students who complete the program will:
- Earn industry-recognized credentials in Aerial Work Platform, Telehandler and Fall Protection
- Earn up to seven Work Experience credits and 3 CTS credits
- Participate in a unique and outstanding learning experience
- Gain a summer-job placement, for successful candidates
- Become ready for full-time work immediately after high school.
Students can apply at their high school through their career practitioner or Off-Campus teacher.