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Apply In Person
Wednesdays - except holidays 9:00 - 11:00am1:00 – 3:00 pm
Ironworkers' Training Center
11620 NE Ainsworth Circle, Ste. 100 Portland, OR 97220
Applications received by the last Wednesday of the month will be processed to final disposition by the last Wednesday of the following month.
Applications are ranked based on points from documentation provided by the applicant and a graded interview.
Applicants are placed numerically on the eligibility list by the application scores they receive. Points are given for education, previous employment, past employers’ recommendations, military service and an in-person interview.
Apprentices are also selected from the established list of eligible applicants.
Classes useful in preparation for a career in the Union Ironworking industry are:
Drafting and Blueprint Reading
Qualifying points are earned by providing documentation of the following and attending an interview.
Education: Transcripts high school & college : points are based on GPA and course work taken.
Extra points given for Math/Shop/ Drafting
Personal references - maximum 3 letters
Honorably Discharged Veteran
* Note: DD214 form required 4 years maximum time
For a complete list of documentation points CLICK HERE
Work Experience - Ironworking, Construction, general work
Interview by the JATC
The JATC will select apprentices in rank order from the numbered list of eligible applicants.
Application information may be updated once every 6 months; however a change in contact information may be called in at any time.
Applicants may re-apply every 2 years.
Each completed application process replaces the previous application.