Unique Pathways & Off-campus Education

Unique Pathways & Off-campus Education Exploratory - Ironworkers

Exploratory - Ironworkers

​In partnership with The Educational Partnership Foundation (TEPF) and International Associates of Bridge Structural & Ornamental Iron Workers Local Union 725, students can participate in a free one-semester program to explore ironworking. Students will learn from industry professionals and trainers from Local 725 to prepare students for a future career in this exciting trade. Students will gain skills in various aspects of the ironworking trade: structural, ornamental and reinforcing (tying rebar), as well as developing welding skills.  

  • Earn industry recognized credentials in Aerial Work Platform, Telehandler and Fall Protection  
  • Training takes place in an industry setting by Journeyperson instructors 

Program B​​enef​​its

  • Experience industry training and get a jump start on your industry pathway while still in high school 
  • Build confidence through developing learning strategies and skills that support your learning transitions 
  • Learn about on-going opportunities and potential employment opportunities 
  • Taught by experienced instructors who are connected to industry and support students in making meaningful connections to career pathways 
  • Earn high school credits and industry safety credentials ​

Student E​​lig​​ibil​​ity

Open to CBE high school students who: 

  • Minimum 17 years of age (18 years of age is preferred for employment) 
  • Have a strong interest to explore a pathway in the ironworker industry 
  • Are excited about taking relevant industry training  
  • Have completed the following pre-requisite courses:  
    • HCS 3000  
    • HCS 3010  
    • CSTS 2020 


  • Students are expected to be in attendance each day of the program 
  • ​If enrolled in this course, students are not permitted to take other summer school courses due to the substantial time commitment to be successful.
  • Students are expected to wear the Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) 
    • CSA approved 8” steel-toed boots (must have the CSA green triangle on boot) 
    • Safety clothing that pertains to the industry such as long sleeve shirts, cotton pants, coveralls, etc. 

Program Delivery​​ and Location

  • In person at Local 725 Training School (6111 36 Street S.E., Calgary AB T2C 3W2)
  • Students are expected to arrange transportation to and from Local 725 for the duration of the program

Program Dates​

  • Summer | Month of July, Monday to Friday
  • Expected program times: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM (breaks included)​
  • How to Apply

    1. Read through the course(s) and/or program(s) of interest.
    2. Review program choice with your school Off-campus Coordinator and/or Guidance Counsellor for program readiness and timetabling concerns.
    3. You are highly encouraged to attend the Unique Pathways Information Night to ask questions of our program partners and determine if the program is a good fit for you. Connect with your Off-campus Coordinator or Guidance counsellor if you are unable to attend.
    4. Download and fill in the Dual Credit Application Form Package when available.
    5. Refer to the application checklist and ensure all items are complete.
    6. Book an appointment with your Off-campus Coordinator and/or Guidance Counselor before the deadline to complete your application, including signatures from all parties.
    7. The school will submit the application to Unique Pathways on your behalf.

Career Map ​​

  • Program Partner​

    The Educational Partnership Foundation Logo
  • Application Deadline

    Applications for Summer and Fall programs have now closed. Applications for Semester 2 (Winter) programs will be available in Fall 2024.​

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