Local 272’s Apprenticeship Program is a 4 year program requiring 4 years of schooling and 4 years of on the job training.  These 4 years of school include:
  • Structural Steel – Steel frame buildings made of I-beams, tube steel, channel, and other shapes
  • Reinforcing Steel – rebar placed in concrete to reinforce it
  • Ornamental – windows installed in buildings including window wall, curtain wall, sliding doors, caulking and more
  • Welding – Stick welding and wirefeed welding will be taught and the apprentice will become a Certified Welder by the end of this course
  • Safety Classes – the apprentice will be certified in OSHA 10, Subpart R (structural steel safety), Scaffolding Erection, MSHA, Rigging, Crane Signaling and more.


Training Directors
Robert Wisehart   305-218-6672
Antonio Parker     305-219-5157

Yosvany Torres – 305-652-1366

Requirements include:
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Social Security Card
  • Birth Certificate
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Your own operating vehicle
  • You must pass a drug test

Applications must be filled out in person at the following address:

1201 NE 7th Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Although the school year begins in August, applications are accepted, as needed, all year.  You may call either of the directors to schedule an appointment
Apprentice pay starts at 50% of Journeymen’s rate.  The apprentice will receive a 5% increase in pay for every 800 hours worked in the field.  Apprentice pay caps at 85% of Journeymen’s rate.