process of becoming an apprentice


The Local 384 Union’s Steps to joining the Apprenticeship.

1. Report to the Apprenticeship office.

2. Bring all Necessary documents.

    - Birth certificates
    - High School Diploma / G.E.D.
    - Valid Driver’s License
    - DD214 (If military veteran).
    - Certificates of Training
    - Certifications:
            • Safety
            • Welding  

3. Fill out an application at the Ironworkers Local 384 office.

    - Applications are received every Wednesday of the month: 9:00 AM-3:00 PM.    

4. Take a standardized test at the Knoxville Career Center.

    - If the above four (4) steps are completed, you will be scheduled for an interview.
    - Failure to complete the above four (4) steps insures your application will not be processed.   

5. Interview to enter the Apprenticeship.    

    - Once you have been interviewed you will be scored, ranked and placed on a pre-entry waiting list.

6. All individuals selected for the Apprenticeship must pass a drug screen.

7. Start the Apprenticeship.


Iron Workers Local Union #384 Apprenticeship Address
1010 Buchanan Ave.   Knoxville, TN 37917
Apprenticeship Office Hours:  Monday - Friday 8:00 AM -- 3:00 PM

To learn more about the Apprenticeship Program, watch the videos below:  

  • International Apprenticeship & Training.

  • The Work We do.

  • A Skilled Ironworker Can Save You Millions.

  • International Why I Am An Ironworker.