INDIANAPOLIS (PRWEB) September 20, 2012
The Iron Workers are pleased to announce their biennial Outstanding Apprentice Competition, scheduled for Sept. 21 – 23, in Indianapolis. The competition is hosted by the Iron Workers District Council of Southern Ohio and Vicinity and will be held at Iron Workers Local Union No. 22 of Indianapolis.
“The Outstanding Apprentice Competition allows Apprentice Ironworkers to exhibit their skills and their knowledge of the Ironworking trade,” said Lee Worley, Executive Director of the Iron Workers National Training Fund, the department which oversees the competition. “Because Iron Workers are dedicated to outstanding performance, superior training and impeccable safety, this event affords our newest members an outlet to display their professionalism and dedication to their craft in a competitive setting.”
Iron Workers fund training and upgrading courses for members to the tune of $50 million a year, and have poured thousands of dollars into a “Zero Fatalities” safety campaign targeted to Ironworker members and Contractors. “We instill a sense of pride, responsibility and safety in Ironworkers early to ensure that we are the best,” explained Iron Workers General President Walter Wise.
The Outstanding Apprentice Competition includes a written test, scheduled for Friday, Sept. 21. A welding test, burning test and instrument test are scheduled on Saturday, Sept. 22, at 8 a.m. Visitors are not allowed to attend Friday or Saturday events.
Knot tying, rod tying, ornamental installation and the popular column climb begin at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday morning. Media are welcome to attend these events.
About the Iron Workers Union: The International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers (IABSO&RIW) was founded in 1896 in Pittsburgh, Penn. They now represent more than 125,000 Ironworkers throughout the United States and Canada. The IABSO&RIW’s mission is to improve the working conditions of its members while promoting constructive relationships with their employers to increase work opportunities.