Apprenticeship Program

Local 272’s Apprenticeship Program is a 4 year program requiring 4 years of schooling and 4 years of on the job training.  These 4 years of school include:

  • Structural Steel – Steel frame buildings made of I-beams, tube steel, channel, and other shapes~Reinforcing Steel – rebar placed in concrete to reinforce it

  • Ornamental – windows installed in buildings including window wall, curtain wall, sliding doors, caulking and more

  • Welding – Stick welding and wire-feed welding will be taught and the apprentice will become a Certified Welder by the end of this course

  • Safety Classes – the apprentice will be certified in OSHA 10, Subpart R (structural steel safety), Scaffolding Erection, MSHA, Rigging, Crane Signaling and more.


Training Directors
Robert Wisehart   305-218-6672
Antonio Parker     305-219-5157


Requirements include:

  • Valid Driver’s License

  • Social Security Card

  • Birth Certificate

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Your own operating vehicle

  • You must pass a drug test

Although the school year begins in August, applications are accepted as needed, all year.  You may call either of the Training Directors listed above to schedule an appointment.

Apprentice pay starts at 50% of Journeymen’s rate.  The apprentice will receive a 5% increase in pay for every 800 hours worked in the field.  Apprentice pay caps at 85% of Journeymen’s rate.

ALL Applications must be filled out IN PERSON at the Local Union Main Office:  1201 NE 7th Ave.   Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304