Courses and Accreditations


Located at 1078 Atlantic Avenue, in Toledo behind the Local 55 meeting hall. We are proud to build and develop the future workers of the ironworking industry. With the ever-changing construction industry, trainers need to be proactive in the ability to keep and maintain a well-trained work force. It is our mission to provide the very best ironworker in the industry.


  • AWS accredited testing facility
  • Nantel approved testing facility
  • EPRI approved testing facillity
  • Accredited IACP
  • ODOT approved weld testing facility
  • MDOT certified weld testing agency

Courses Taught:

  • OSHA 10hr and 30hr courses
  • MSHA safety training
  • First aid / cpr / aed training
  • Tower rescue training
  • Competent tower climber
  • Welding
  • Fence
  • Precast safety and erection
  • Structural steel erection
  • Reinforcing concrete
  • Pre-engineered metal building
  • Post tensioning bonded and unbonded
  • Foreman training
  • Scaffold erection and user safety course
  • Trade mathematics
  • Blueprint reading
  • Rigging and crane
  • Fork lift safety training
  • Layout instruments for iron workers
  • Architectural and ornamental construction
  • Advanced industrial rigging. (EPRI)

Training Program Info:

We are a four-year training program that requires 6300 hours of on the job training with 893 hours in class instruction. We cover a vast construction area that spans from Bluffton, Ohio to our south, Sandusky, Ohio to our east, Monroe and Lenawaee counties in Michigan to the north, and Bryan, Ohio to our west. Applications are accepted Wednesday and Thursday 9am. – 3Pm. The $10 application fee, valid drivers license and high school transcript or diploma is needed at the time of the application.  Must be able to pass a drug screen.

Training Coordinator:

Phil Gluza; 15 year member of Iron Workers Local 55 with 8 years of experience as a class and safety instructor