Training / Apprenticeship

Click Here to learn about the S.E.S.D.C. Apprenticeship Program

List of Coordinators from each Local Union within the S.E.S.D.C.

John Clement Local 92 Birmingham Al.  
email: ironworkerslocal@bellsouth.net 
Phone:205.251.3372

Tony Parker and Bob Wisehart Local 272 Miami Fl.
email: lu272jatc@aol.com 
Phone: 954.524.8731

Chris Tobiasson Local 387 Atlanta Ga. 
email: ctobiasson@387jac.com 
Phone: 404.505.0405

James “J.T.” Thomas Local 397 Tampa 
email: james@iwl397.com 
Phone: 813.623.1515

Jeff  Bailey  Local 402 West Palm Beach Fl. 
email: jbailey402@hotmail.com
Phone: 561.842.6254

Scott Roy Local 597 Jacksonville Fl. 
email: scott@ironworkers597.com 
Phone: 904.765.3596

Derrick Sample Local 709 Savannah Ga. 
email: derricksample@att.net 
Phone: 912.748.4412

Norman Richardson Local 798 Mobile Al. 
email: norm.local798@bellsouth.net 
Phone: 251.645.2477

Mike Hale Local 808 Orlando Fl. 
email: mike@ironworkers808.com
Phone: 407.859.0321 

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?

If you possess the following qualities and are looking for a career that will maximize your potential, you just might have what it takes to become an ironworker.

  • Do you like to be able to see the work you’ve done at the end of the day?

  • Do you take pride in providing quality work that meets demanding standards?

  • Do you like to work as part of a team?

  • Do you like to work outdoors? 

  • Are you willing to do physically demanding work that requires you to use your mind too?

  • Would you like to earn a respectable wage while going to school to learn new skills?

  • Are you interested in a career rather than “just a job?”

  • Do you enjoy new challenges?

Are you nodding your head “Yes” to the questions above? 

REQUIREMENTS TO ENTER THE S.E.S.D.C. IRONWORKERS 

APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM
  • Minimum age of 18 years.
  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • Reliable transportation.
  • Good physical condition – The materials used for ironworking are heavy and bulky so above average physical strength is necessary.
  • Agility and a good sense of balance are also required.
  • Drug and alcohol free.
  • Must meet requirements as set out in applicable citizenship laws.

***It is also important to mention that an ironworker must be willing to work in high places, have a good sense of balance, and be alert to potential danger to themselves and others. However, the apprenticeship program includes safety training with OSHA Authorized Construction Trainers so that the danger is minimized.


Current S.E.S.D.C. You Tube Videos are: 

  • The Ironworker

  • The Work we Do

  • Colum Climb

  • Rebuilding Ground Zero

  • Mike Rowe's Testimony 

  • A Skilled Ironworker Can Serve You Millions