How to Apply

Open Applications Accepted Monday – Friday 9am – 3pm
  • Can apply at 17 – but must be 18 to be accepted.
  • Have a valid driver’s license
  • High School diploma, transcript or equivalent at time of application.  Any graduating senior may apply within 3 mo. of obtaining their diploma.

* $10.00 non-refundable application fee to apply  (cash only)

All applicants with a complete application will be scheduled for our Differential Aptitude Test (DAT)(40% of final ranking).  All applicants that score 50% or higher will be invited to attend our physical evaluation  and interview(60% of final ranking).  The two evaluations will be averaged together to equate all applicants final score and will be placed on the ranking list in descending order for up to 2 years.  This ranking list is where future apprentices will be pulled from as needed to meet the construction demand.

What is a DAT test?

DAT tests applicants in key areas directly related to successful job performance in the construction industry.

Abstract Reasoning – The DAT for abstract reasoning test is a non verbal measure of reasoning ability.  It involves the ability to think logically and to perceive relationships in abstract figure patterns.

Mechanical Reasoning – The DAT for mechanical reasoning test measures the ability to understand basic mechanical principles of machinery, tools, and motion.  The items represent simple principals that involve reasoning rather than specialized knowledge or training.

Numerical Ability – The DAT for numerical ability test is an assessment designed to test an individual’s understanding of numerical relationships and facility in handling numeric concepts.  It measures the ability to understand and work with ideas related to numbers.

Space Relations – The DAT for space relations test measures the ability to visualize a three dimensional object from a two dimensional pattern and to visualize how this object would look if rotated in space.  It assesses the ability to “think in three dimensions”.

Physical Evaluation – Applicants will be asked to perform common motions and activities that are expected of all apprentices as an Ironworker.  Included in this physical evaluation is a 10 question interview.

The recruitment, selection, employment, and training of apprentices shall be without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, or sex.  The JATC shall take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship activities and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the code of federal regulations, Part 30; Ohio Administrative code 5101:11; and the equal employment opportunity regulations of the State of Ohio.

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