Ironworkers lay and fabricate the structural steel framework for buildings, stadiums, bridges, and other structures. They possess very high technical skills, including welding and cutting steel, interpreting blueprints, and working with a variety of tools and machines. Their work is often considered dangerous as they must sometimes perform their tasks at great heights. For this reason, it is also a must that ironworkers know how to cooperate and work with a team.

Ironworkers need a high school diploma and additional training that most often comes in the form of an apprenticeship. It is also common for trade and vocational schools to offer training for this profession.

Trade jobs are an important part of what helps communities function. Learn about the Iron Worker trade and what they do on a daily basis by following along on a job shadow with an actual Iron Worker.

  • Age Group: All Ages
  • Category: Job Shadow
  • Platform: Oculus Quest
  • Runtime: 5 min.

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