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What do I have to do to get into this great program?

  • Be 18 years of age or older.
  • Have an interest in the Ironworking Craft.
  • Be prepared to complete 11 weeks of training.
  • Provide a Birth Certificate & Degree of Indian Blood.
  • Provide a doctor's form stating you are physically fit to perform construction work and are drug free.(must use our physical form)
  • Have a High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • Provide a copy of drivers license if you have one.
  • Be able to read and write the English Language.
  • Be willing to relocate.
  • Be able to start working within 6 months. (This includes having transportation and in most cases a driver's license.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

  • To apply go to your local Native American employment or training office such as TERO, WIA, AVT, ect.  (Check our links or call your Tribe for one near you)
  • Fill out their intake application.
  • APPLICATION MUST BE SIGNED BY APPLICANT AND AGENCY REPRESENTATIVE.
  • ATTACH THESE DOCUMENTS WITH APPLICATION
1. BIRTH CERTIFICATE
2. DEGREE OF INDIAN BLOOD
3. HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR GED
4. COMPLETED PHYSICAL WITH DRUG TEST
(Please use attached form)
5.  GENERAL INFORMATION FORM (attached)
6.  VALID Drivers License (or an explanation as  to when one will be obtained)

  • NOTE: Due to the remote locations of  many jobsites a driver's license and a car can be a important factor in being placed as an apprentice and will be considered in the approval process.

    APPLICATION AND DOCUMENTS MUST BE MAILED TO US BY THE AGENCY REPRSENTATIVE.

    Note: We do not have an application but accept the agencies application.

General Program Information
  • All students arrive as singles at the training center.
  • Family members can join the student at the place of employment following the completion of training .
  • Students will be housed in a location convenient to the training center.
  • A subsistence allowance of $205.00 per week will be provided.
  • The student is required to pay for housing, meals, and incidentals from this allowance.
  • Rent is $125.00 per week.
  • The training and placement of students is provided by the Ironworkers Training Program for American Indians and the Ironworkers International Association in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs.
  • Due to remote locations of many jobsites a drivers license and a car can be very important and will be considered during our approval process.
  • Each Student will be provided with work boots in order to carry out the hands-on portion of the training safely.
  • Training is conducted by qualified Ironworker instructors. These instructors, who also train Apprentices and Journeymen, are Ironworker Journeymen and have served as foremen and superintendents for various signatory contractors.

Since the inception of this program over three thousand Native American Indians have registered to participate. Listed below are Tribes whose members have participated in the program.
Apache, Arapahoe, Assiniboine, Blackfeet, Caddo, Chemehuevi, Cherokee, Cheyenne-Arapaho, Cheyenne, Chickasaw, Chippewa, Chippewa Cree, Chippewa-Ojibwe, Choctaw, Comanche, Coushatta, Creek Nation, Eastern Shoshone, Fort Belknap, Fort Mohave, Ho-Chunk Nation, Hoopa Valley Tribe,
Hopi Tribe, Hualapai Indian Tribe, Iowa Tribe, Jicarilla Apache, Kalispel, Kaw, Kickapoo, Kiowa, Lac Courtes Oreilles, Lac du Flambeau Band, Lower Sioux, Makah, Menominee, Mescalero Apache, Metlakatla Indian Community, Moapa Band of Paiute, Mohawk, Navajo, Nez Perce, Northern Cheyenne, Ogala Sioux, Oneida, Onondago nation, Ottawa, Paiute, Paitue-Shoshone, Passamaquoddy, Pawnee, Penobscot, Pit River, Pomo, Ponca Tribe, Pottawatomi, Pueblo, Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, Quechan, Red Cliff Band, Rosebud Sioux Tribe, Sac and Fox, Salish Kootanai, San Carlos Apache, Seminole, Seneca, Shoshone-Paiute, Sioux, Southern Ute,
St. Regis Band of Mowhawk, Standing Rock Sioux, Stockbridge-Munsee, Three Affiliated Tribes, Turtle Mountain Band, Ute Indian, Washoe, Western Arapahoe, White Mountain Apache Tribe, Winnebago, Yakima, Yankton Sioux Tribe

NATIONAL IRONWORKERS TRAINING PROGRAM FOR AMERICAN INDIANS
PHYSICAL EXAMINATION
FORM

1. Name:________________________________________________ _______ Telephone:____________________________

Address:_____________________________________ City/State/Zip _____________________

2. Date of Birth:____________ Sex_________ Race____________ WT. ______ HT______________

3. What kind of work or training is contemplated? ____________________________________________________

4. Previous Employment (Dusty work, lead, chemicals, etc. ) ____________________________________________
____________________________________________

5. Past medical history: Illness, surgeries, lung diseases, Bone injuries, Back strains, blood clots,ect. ____________________________________________________________________

Applicants Signature: ____________________________________________________________

(N) Indicates Normal or negative findings

6. Pulse Rate ________ Resp. Rate _________ Blood Pressure S__________ D _________

7. Eyes: Vision Right eye ___________ Left eye __________________ Glasses __________

8. Ears: ___________ Hearing Right _________ Hearing Left_____________

9. Throat:_____________ Tonsils______________ Teeth_____________Thyroid _____________

10. Lungs: ________________________________________________________________________

11. Heart: ________________________________________________________________________

12. Abdomen:_____________________________________________________________________

13. Nervous System:________ _______________________________________________________

14. Back (spine): ________________ Flexion___________________Extension___________________________
15. Skin: _________________________________Varicose Veins _________________________

16. Hernia:________________________________________________________________________

17. Extremities: ( Deformities, Limitations of motion) ____________________________________________________

18. Laboratory: (urine, Blood) Albumin _________________ Sugar ____________________

19. Individual has been tested for drugs: Positive____________ Negative ___________

20. Physically qualified: ____________________ Physically Disqualified:_____________________

Remarks and Recommendations: _________________________________________________________________________________

EXAMINING PHYSICIANS SIGNATURE:

_______________________________________________________________________
Date: _______________

Name, address and phone # of Clinic or Hospital

______________________________________________

______________________________________________

______________________________________________

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