If sitting at desk all day for work doesn't appeal to you but doing something where you get to work with your hands does, then Rockford Ironworkers 498 wants you.

They offer an apprenticeship program to learn the trade and are accepting applications now.

WIFR reports that Rockford Ironworkers Local 498 is hoping to attract "more young stateliners into the workforce and [gain] more qualified workers for local manufacturing jobs at the same time" through their apprenticeship program.

The program is only 2 nights a week at the cost of $25 for the application fee. The cost for training and and classroom time is free.

The requirements to apply are that you have either a high school diploma or G.E.D. Applications can be picked "from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. [from] now until Feb. 9 at the Ironworkers Local 498 training center office at 5640 Sockness Drive in Rockford."

Currently their about 40 apprentices in the ironworkers program and they hope to gain more. "Business Manager Mark Richeson says that good paying jobs with great benefits are there for people who like to work hard and work with their hands."

To learn more about the apprenticeship program and Ironworkers 498 click here.



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