Ironworkers 580 - Training Center
Since the inception of the Local 580 Apprenticeship Journeyman Education Fund (A.J.E.F.), in the late 1950's, all apprenticeship training was conducted at trade and vocational schools. In 1970, our classes were held at the Co-op Tech High School in Manhattan until 1996, when we moved to the Bronx to the Alfred E.Smith High School. At that time, those schools were adequate for the training that we conducted.
In 2001, the Local 580 A.J.E.F. purchased a building in Long Island City, NY, and renovated it in 2004. The Local 580 Ironworkers and the A.J.E.F. had their own home for the first time to meet the demands of the ever growing new requirements and certifications of the ornamental ironworking industry. The Local 580 A.J.E.F. is proud to show off their state of the art training facility. In today's environment, the competition is fierce, so in order to compete, we need to produce highly skilled apprentices and journeymen ironworkers.
At the Local 580 Training Facility, we teach all aspects of ornamental ironworking. Our members are skilled specialists in burning, welding, rigging, installing curtain wall, stairs, doors, windows and fence and guard rail. Some types of metals we work with are iron, bronze, brass, aluminum, stainless steel, and other exotic metals. These are just some of the aspects of our trade that Local 580 A.J.E.F. offers. Please take this opportunity to browse through our website to learn about your possible future.
From here, the Training Center branches off into two sectors: