Training Fund FAQ

Q. How do I get an application for the Apprenticeship Program?

You must come to the training facility at 12 Edison Place in Springfield New Jersey to get or fill out your application. The application process will open on Monday, January 14, 2019 and will end Friday, January 18, 2019. Applications accepted Monday thru Friday between 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST except for holidays.

Please bring with you the following documents...

  • A high school diploma (or a GED - General Equivalency Diploma).
  • Proof of legal resident or legal resident alien of the United States (i.e. Birth Certificate, Passport…etc).
  • A valid driver's license.
  • Check or money order for $15.00. No cash or credit cards accepted.  

Q. How long is the apprenticeship?

Four years.

Q. When would I attend classes during my apprenticeship?

Apprenticeship classes are usually at night or on weekends.

Q. Where do I attend apprenticeship or journeyman upgrade classes?

Classes are held at the Ironworkers Training Facility in Springfield, New Jersey.

Q. Can I continue taking courses after I finish my apprenticeship?

Yes. Once you successfully finish the Apprenticeship Program and become a journeyman, you can take courses offered in the Journeyman Upgrade Program.

Q. Do I have to pay to take apprentice or journeyman upgrade classes?

No. The cost of all courses offered by the Training Program is covered by the contribution employers make, as specified in collective bargaining agreements.

Q. How do I enroll in Journeyman Upgrade courses?

Contact your Local or the Ironworkers Training Facility.