The Ironworkers International Union and the California District Council has teamed up to sponsor the first National Women Training Cohort class. Women from across the United States have been recruited to participate in this training being held in Benicia California under the direction of Apprenticeship Director Dick Zampa. The class is three weeks, six days per week, nine hours per day of intense training with an emphesis on honing welding skills to prepare the women to enter the Ironworker Apprenticeship Program. The students will receive training in safety, first aid/CPR, basic ironworking skills and welding to prepare them for their new careers.
The National Women Welding Class of 2015
By Brenda Yanez /Torrez Consulting and Law Group
This appeared in the May 2015 issue of The Ironworker Magazine