Ironworking has many sectors, each involving challenging and difficult work, often on tall structures at high elevations. Ironworkers must be willing to work as a team. They must be able to meet rigid standards and deadlines. They must have a good sense of balance and be alert to potential danger to themselves and others. The apprenticeship program includes comprehensive safety training. Ironworkers are employed in the following related sectors: structural ironworking, reinforcing ironworking, ornamental ironworking, rigging, machinery and welding. The Field Ironworking apprenticeship is an earn-while-you-learn program involving paid "full time" work and related classes.
About Foothill-De Anza Community College
"Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, the Foothill-De Anza Community College District serves the communities of Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Stanford, Sunnyvale, and parts of Saratoga and San Jose (district boundary map). For more than 50 years, Foothill-De Anza has demonstrated excellence and innovation in academic programs and student services. As one of the largest community college districts in the United States, Foothill-De Anza provides credit classes for about 64,000 students a year. The colleges are active members of the League for Innovation in the Community College, a national consortium of leading two-year institutions."