Become an Apprentice

Become an Apprentice


So you just finished school and don’t know what to do? Or maybe you’re just looking for a more challenging career? Not afraid of hard work, like working with your hands, and have a desire to excel? If so, it sounds like Iron Work is for you.
Iron Work is more than a job – it’s a career with a future – and it all begins at the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee(JATC). We offer:

  • Training in every aspect of the Iron Work trade
  • Employment with our Signatory Contractors
  • Health Care & Pension Plans
  • Raises upon successful completion of courses
  • Veterans Continuing Education Benefits
  • College-accredited courses
  • A fraternal organization with a sense of belonging
  • A career with a future!

For more information, contact us at 301-599-0940.


Ironworkers Local union #5 Apprenticeship program consists of a four year, classroom/hands on learning environment. Currently we have eight instructors, considered to be the best in the industry of the course they teach. We offer the most competitive wage rates in the ironworking industry. Pension, Annuity, and health insurance are provided at no cost to the participant.


Registration is held the second Monday of every Month at 7:00 a.m.
  • You must be 18 years of age or older
  • Birth Certificate
  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalency
  • High School Transcripts
  • Must have a Driver License
  • Proof of Transportation
  • Social Security Card


Our policy is very simple: When Prince George’s County Schools are closed due to inclement weather, the JATC is also closed. Announcements are posted at the top of the PG County Public School System’s website.


Due to the difficulty of scheduling our welding facility on Saturdays, we ask that you reserve a space by calling us on the preceding Thursday or Friday. Please keep in mind that our new Welding Facility is an expensive investment! You are expected to be prepared and to have practiced, ready to take your welding test with minimal practice time.