Please contact training director, Phillip Burney, at 423-698-4198

or for more details.

Iron Workers Local 704 Apprenticeship program provides apprentices with the skills, knowledge, and training necessary to be safe on the job site, competitive in the workplace, and satisfied in their careers. We provide our members with knowledge and skills ranging from basic to the very advanced for becoming a Journeyman Iron Worker.

Our program is a four year program.  Each Apprentices will attend day school four full weeks during the school year. Apprentices are encouraged to begin working for/with a signatory contractor as soon as possible to obtain on the job training in conjunction with attending classes at our training facility.  


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 Iron Worker:

  • 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?
  • 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?

If you’re nodding your head “yes” to the questions above, we encourage you to read the requirements and apply for the Iron Workers Local 704 Apprenticeship program. An apprenticeship program will provide a way to achieve the success you’re looking for.   


  • Minimum age of 18 years
  • Preferred but not required High School Diploma / GED
  • 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
  • Must have a current driver’s license
  • Must have a social security card
  • Must have your birth certificate

An Important Note:
It is important to mention that an Iron Worker 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. Additionally Iron Workers must be drug free and willing to submit yearly and random drug screenings upon request.   


  • Call the Iron Workers Apprenticeship Program at (423) 698-4198 to schedule appointment. Please contact the training center for more details. 
  • Arrive to your interview on time and prepared. Allow yourself enough time to complete an application with references & take an assessment test (the assessment test is used to rate you in the program).    
  • Bring the following documents to your interview: Current drivers license, high school diploma/G.E.D., social security card, birth certificate, any certifications; veterans should also bring a copy of your DD214.         
  • Go to our authorized drug screening facility and submit a drug screening sample.  
  • Join Iron Workers Local 704 membership.
  • Attend OSHA & Standards of Excellence Training.