Welcome To Local 147

A career with plenty of room to grow.

A career in iron working provides the opportunity to follow your drive, skills, and interests up the ladder of success. As a matter of fact, an apprentice today can become the foreman, superintendent and contractor of tomorrow. Once an apprentice advances to journeyman status, the ambitious trades person doesn’t need to stop progressing. As you improve your skills, supervisory positions like foreman or superintendent can become available. And, other opportunities like becoming an apprentice instructor or taking an active role in union leadership are available for those who enjoy working with others.

Of course, advancement depends on the merits of the individual, but there is really no limit for those who are motivated to move up the ladder. As a matter of fact, according to U.S. Department of Labor, a survey showed that 90 percent of the top officials of construction companies who replied – presidents, vice-presidents, owners and partners – began their careers as apprentices.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 May 2015 18:20