Apprenticeship


Iron Workers Local 704 Apprenticeship program provides apprentices with the skills, knowledge, and training necessary to be safe on the job site, competitive in the workplace, and satisfied in their careers. We provide our members with knowledge and skills ranging from basic to the very advanced for becoming a Journeyman Iron Worker.

Our program is a four year program which consists of two school semesters a year. One beginning in the fall and one beginning in the spring. Apprentices attend school one night a week and one Saturday a month during the school year. Apprentices are encouraged to begin working for/with a signatory contractor as soon as possible to obtain on the job training in conjunction with attending classes at our training facility.


Do You Have What it Takes? Are you Iron Worker material?


If you possess the following qualities and are looking for a career that will maximize your potential, you just might have what it takes to become an Iron Worker:

  • Do you like to be able to see the work you’ve done at the end of the day?
  • Do you take pride in providing quality work that meets demanding standards?
  • Do you like to work as part of a team?
  • Do you like to work outdoors?
  • Are you willing to do physically demanding work that requires you to use your mind?
  • Would you like to earn a respectable wage while going to school to learn new skills?
  • Are you interested in a career rather than “just a job?”
  • Do you enjoy new challenges?

If you’re nodding your head “yes” to the questions above, we encourage you to read the requirements and apply for the Iron Workers Local 704 Apprenticeship program. An apprenticeship program will provide a way to achieve the success you’re looking for.

Requirements to enter Iron Workers Local 704 Apprenticeship Program:

  • Minimum age of 18 years
  • High school diploma, or G.E.D.
  • Good physical condition- The materials used for ironworking are heavy and bulky so above average physical strength is necessary
  • Agility and a good sense of balance are also required
  • Drug and alcohol free
  • Must meet requirements as set out in applicable citizenship laws
  • Must have a current driver’s license
  • Must have a social security card

An Important Note:
It is important to mention that an Iron Worker must be willing to work in high places, have a good sense of balance, and be alert to potential danger to themselves and others. However, the apprenticeship program includes safety training with OSHA Authorized Construction Trainers so that the danger is minimized. Additionally Iron Workers must be drug free and willing to submit yearly and random drug screenings upon request.


How to Apply 


  1. Schedule a T.A.B.E. test with the TN Career Center at (423)894-5354. They are located at East Gate Town Center 5600 Brainerd Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37411. You must score a minimum score of 7th grade level to be eligible to apply for the Apprenticeship Program.
  2. Once you receive your T.A.B.E. test scores, call the Iron Workers Apprenticeship Program at (423)698-4198 to schedule an application completion appointment/interview.
  3. Arrive to your interview on time, and prepared. Allow yourself enough time to complete an application with references, take an assessment test (the assessment test is used to rate you in the program).
  4. Bring the following documents to your interview: Current drivers license, high school diploma/G.E.D., social security card, birth certificate, any certifications, veteran's should also bring a copy of your DD214.
  5. Go to our authorized drug screening facility and submit a drug screening sample.
  6. Join Iron Workers Local 704 membership.