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Iron Workers Gladiator Program

Give yourself the best chance in life to succeed by joining our Gladiator pre-apprenticeship program. Our program will provide the best training in the industry to help you master your trade!

Iron Workers Gladiator Program

Give yourself the best chance in life to succeed by joining our Gladiator pre-apprenticeship program. Our program will provide the best training in the industry to help you master your trade!

Are you an experienced Rodbuster?

Find the nearest facility to you and send us an email!

Want to become a Gladiator?

We will help you find a class that fits your schedule!

JOINING THE IRON WORKERS

Will give you access to 3000+ contractor employers across the United States and Canada.

OUR PRE-APPRENTICESHIP AND APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS

Open the door to many advancement opportunities, which have provided lucrative careers for our graduates.

WE OFFER THE BEST TRAINING

In the industry with a 2-year apprenticeship program, annual journeyman upgrade training and $90 million invested annually on safety training.

Want to become a Gladiator?

We will help you find a class that fits your schedule!

Are you an experienced Rodbuster?

Find the nearest facility to you and send us an email!

What is the Ironworkers’ Gladiator
Pre-Apprenticeship Program?

What is the Ironworkers’ Gladiator Pre-Apprenticeship Program?

Want to become a Gladiator?

We will help you find a class that fits your schedule!

We offer a FREE Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program that will introduce you to the concrete reinforcing steel trade. It’s the first step in entering the Iron Workers’ 2-year Registered Apprenticeship Program. Earn while you learn!

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Employment starting at $18 - $20 per hour! (based on location).

  • 1st 6 months @ 65% of Journeyman’s wage scale.
  • 2nd 6 months @ 75% of Journeyman’s wage scale.
  • 3rd 6 months @ 85% of Journeyman’s wage scale.
  • 4TH  6 months @ 95% of Journeyman’s wage scale.
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Paid medical benefits with optional dependent coverage.

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All required tools and PPE will be provided for the training.

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Job interviews will be set up with contractors after completing the course.

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Earn while you learn with no college debt.

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Gain entry to 2-year registered apprenticeship.

How does it work?

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It allows the participants to make an educated decision about choosing the reinforcing steel trade as their career.
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It’s designed to provide an in-depth hands-on experience.
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It provides our professional trainers an opportunity to personally evaluate each participant.
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All program hours are applied towards the 2-year apprenticeship program required hours.
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We give everyone a chance for a well-paying career with benefits and advancement opportunities.

Ready to build your career?

All have a chance for a well-paying career with benefits and opportunities.

What are the benefits?

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Gain entrance to the Iron Workers 2-year apprenticeship program.

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We will match you with a local employer once you complete the training.

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After you are referred to a contractor, every hour you work gives you On the Job Training (OTJ) credit towards completion of your apprenticeship.

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After you work 3 months for your employer, you will become eligible for the following:

Health Care

Dental

Vision

Optional Dependent Coverage

Want a good job with good benefits?

After 3 months, you will be eligible for health and welfare benefits.

Are you an experienced Rodbuster?

Find the nearest facility to you and send us an email!

Are you an experienced Rodbuster?

Find the nearest facility to you and send us an email!

About Our Pre-Apprenticeship Program

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Reinforcing Ironworker “Rod Buster?”
Rodbusters install reinforcing steel for cast in place concrete for commercial, high-rise, foundations, walls, slabs, and columns, power plants and heavy highway construction.
What is Gladiator Training?
Gladiator training is the first step to entering the Reinforcing Ironworkers Apprenticeship Program.
If I have a criminal record will that count against me?
No, most projects won’t require background checks. There are certain jobs that will, which will be mandated by the Owner of the project.
What does the Gladiator training consist of?
The class consists of classroom and physical hands on training.