Training Center

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We Accept  Applications Wednesday ONLY. 
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.

Application Ranking
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:

  • Mathematics
  • Drafting and Blueprint Reading
  • Construction Technology
  • Shop

Points System

  •  Qualifying points are earned by providing documentation of the following and attending an interview. - Driver’s License
  • 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

Selection Process
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.

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