Iron Worker's Program with Local 725 in southern Alberta

Introduction to Ironworking

The Ironworkers Local 725, in conjunction with Career Transitions, is pleased to offer a full-time, 10-week introduction to the Ironworking trade. Local 725 has a proven track record in providing training to high school students and a sincere interest in preparing the youth from our region for a future career in this exciting trade.


As a demonstration of that interest, the Introduction to Ironworking program is being offered to the successful applicants free of charge. The training program will focus on the integration of the ironworking trade in wind turbine construction. Be a part of this innovative program and earn high school credits while learning from qualified industry professionals!


Participation in this training program will be based on a competitive entry process. As a regional initiative coordinated through Career Transitions, students who attend a Palliser Regional School are eligible to apply.

All applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Positive attitude and proven ability to work well with others

  • Physically fit with the capacity to lift, carry, and climb

  • Provide own transportation to and from the training site (located in the industrial area).

  • Current Grade 11 or 12 students with acceptable academic and attendance records

  • High school graduate, not older than 20 years of age as of program start date

  • Did not graduate, but require 15 or fewer credits to earn diploma; not older than 20 years of age as of program start date

  • Must be willing to re-enroll at a Palliser School

  • Must demonstrate financial means to cover living costs while attending the 10-week program


Curriculum will include some theory and classroom activity but will primarily involve hands-on
learning. The following list is a sample of the general topic areas that will be covered:

  • Safety Training including formal certifications

  • Trades Math and Tape Measure skills

  • Rigging

  • Rebar

  • Rough Terrain Forklift

  • High Angle Rescue

  • Introduction to Wind Turbines

  • Job Search Support

A comprehensive course outline will be provided to successful applicants.


Click here for more information and registration package.

More Information for Palliser Students who want to apply: You must meet 

Jen Coutts

Off Campus Teacher 

Palliser Beyond Borders

What high School credits will you earn?

Students are eligible to earn all or some of these credits:

  • WDA 3900 Welding Apprenticeship Safety
  • WDA 3432 Welding Math
  • CTR1010 Job Preparation
  • CTR 2010 Job Maintenance
  • CTR 2310 Career Directions
  • CTR 3010 Preparing for Change
  • HCS 3010 Workplace Safety Practices
  • FAB 1010 Tools and Materials
  • FAB 1040 Oxyacetylene
  • FAB 1110 Bar and Tubular Fab
  • FAB 2050 Arc Welding
  • FAB 2060 Arc Welding
  • Work Experience


The Director's award recipient: in conjunction with the high school, we have a very successful drama program where students can gain experience and high school credit in drama and technical theatre. This award recognizes a student who who best fulfills the following characteristics: has a high academic standing in drama; demonstrates a passion for drama which is expressed through an excellent attitude to drama practice and performance; shows enthusiasm for drama which positively impacts other students in their class and the wider school community; shows positive leadership during drama work; has good or excellent learning skills in all areas.

Mrs. Porath, Teacher

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