Ironworkers Local 103 Apprenticeship


Ironworkers Local 103 Joint Apprenticeship and Training
5333 Old Boonville Highway
Evansville, IN 47715

What is an Apprentice?
An apprentice is a training-level employee who works in the building and construction trades while also attending classes to learn industry skills and safety techniques. Wages for an apprentice increase over the course of this training, which lasts from two to five years depending on the trade. An apprentice who graduates to journey-person is recognized as a well-qualified worker who can command the best wages and benefits.

What are the qualifications to become an apprentice?
Qualifications to become an apprentice include a strong foundation of math and literacy skills, a high school or an equivalency diploma, and the ability to successfully complete an aptitude test. Additionally a qualified candidate must be physically fit, drug-free, have access to reliable transportation, and have proof of citizenship or the legal right to work in the U.S.

What are the benefits of an Apprenticeship Training and Union Membership?
Apprenticeship training provides individuals with the skills needed to compete economically and work safely. Union members of the building and construction trades typically receive higher wages and better benefits than those employed by non-union contractors.

Apprenticeship Requirements:

  •  Eighteen Years of Age
  • Completion of Work Keys Assessment Test 


  • Valid State Issued Driver's License
  • Birth Certificate 
  • High School Diploma of G.E.D. Certificate
  • DD214 Discharge Paper (If Applicable) 

Applications will not be processed until minimum qualifications are met. 

Selection Procedure for the Evansville Ironworkers Apprenticeship

Applications for the Ironworkers Apprenticeship Program must be filled out at Iron Workers Local #103 5313 Old Boonville Hwy, Evansville, IN 47715 between the hours of 8:00AM until 5:00PM Monday through Friday, except holidays. Office is closed from 12:00-1:00.  All persons desiring to complete an application MUST complete the Work Keys Assessment Test at Vanderburgh County Work-One before and application will be accepted. The Work Keys Assessment can be scheduled by calling(812)424-4473.

Apprenticeship Curriculum

SEQUENCE OF COURSES BY YEAR - A school year consists of scheduled training, that begins the last week of August and ends in July.  School is closed for 2 weeks during Christmas and New Year holidays. First year students attend class in the evenings, 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., depending on the course. Students attend a minimum of 1- 2 evenings per week. Second, Third and Fourth Year Apprentices will attend school 1 week per quarter for 40-50 hours of hands on training, depending on the course.

Application for Apprenticeship

CLICK HERE for the Application for Apprenticeship.