An apprentice learns all of the necessary technical and safety skills necessary to prepare themselves for a career in their desired trade through a strict training program that combines classroom instruction and on-the-job experience.

Ironworkers Local 55 is dedicated to providing our apprentices with only the very best, up-to-date training practices so that they are the most qualified professionals within the region’s building and construction industry.

Our four-year training program requires 6,300 hours of on-the-job training with journeymen mentors in addition to 893 of related classroom instruction. During this period, apprentices earn while they learn, receiving escalating wages as they progress throughout the four-year program.

With a curriculum covering everything from trade mathematics and blueprint reading to welding and forklift safety training, we ensure that our apprentices are equipped with all of the knowledge and technical skills necessary to not only complete the training program, but thrive in a long, successful career within the ironworking industry.

Upon completion of the apprenticeship training, Local 55 apprentices not only earn journeyman status, but also receive 36 credit hours toward a construction technology degree through a program offered by Owens Community College.

We are proud to build and develop the future workers of the ironworking industry. As the construction industry continues to evolve and adapt to new technologies, our trainers are proactive in their ability to keep and maintain a well-trained workforce.

Contact Training Center

Training Center Website:

Apprenticeship Coordinator:
Phil Gluza

Training Center Address:
1078 Atlantic Ave.
Toledo, Ohio 43609