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Training schedule provided by the BC Trades Training Consortium
This program satisfies the training standard set by the BC Industry Training Authority for:
Source: 'Ironworker Generalist ' profile on BC ITA.
Ironworkers rig, weld, burn, rivet, bolt, drill, fit, fabricate or otherwise handle structural shapes and plates in the erection, demolition, repair, and routine maintenance of steel structures such as buildings, towers, cranes, and bridges. They are involved with placing or moving machinery, curtain wall, window wall, tilt-up, column cladding, and architectural metal. They also detail, place, post-tension, pre-stress, and tie reinforcing steel and cable including the unloading and handling of all such material.
The format of the program combines in-school and work-based training normally completed over three years.
The in-school training part is 22 weeks or about 10 weeks for level one and six weeks for levels two and three. This block of training is normally delivered through an ITA approved training institution. Sometimes it may also be met through approved training models (distance education, part-time) and/or a level challenge exam.
The work-based training totals 4200 hours. Based on a 40-hour work week this involves 105 weeks of training.
Areas of training cover:
Areas tested on the Red Seal exam are:
If you have 6300 (documented) hours of directly related work experience for this position you may challenge the Red Seal exam. In doing so you believe that your work experience and self-directed study have prepared you to pass the exam.
If you have completed the Ironworker - Generalist Foundation program you will be able to receive credit for 450 hours of work based training and level one of technical training towards the Ironworker - Generalist apprenticeship program.
If you have any questions about this program please contact ITA Customer Service at 1.866.660.6011.