Ironworking Apprenticeship

Ironworkers use steel and cable reinforcing in concrete construction; erect steel skeletons for buildings, window, walls and curtain exteriors; rig heavy machinery and welding related to the construction of large commercial facilities such as stadiums, dams, high rises and bridges.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 88% of ironworkers work in construction, with 50% working for foundation, structure and building exterior contractors. As the construction industry grows, job opportunities for ironworkers are forecasted to be excellent.

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Accreditation is a process used to measure and certify the credibility and quality of services offered by an organization.

GateWay is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Why should you choose an accredited school?

Although many schools offer seemingly similar degree and certification options, not all schools are accredited. In many instances, accreditation of the degree or program you complete may be required in order to become certified to work in the field.


Director, Apprenticeship Programs

Phone: (602) 286-8676
Room: AF212


Arizona Field Ironworkers

Apprenticeship & Training Program

Phone: (602) 276-6055