Unique Pathways & Off-campus Education

Unique Pathways & Off-campus Education Exploratory - Ironworker

Exploratory - Ironworker

​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 Deliver​y​​ an​d Location

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

Progra​m D​​ates

  • Virtual Online Information Session, Tuesday, April 25th, 2023 | 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Session Teams Link 
  • Summer | Tuesday, July 4 – Friday, July 28, 2023 
  • Program Time: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm 
  • In person at Local 725 (6111 36 Street S.E., Calgary AB T2C 3W2) ​​​
  • How to Apply​​

    1. Read through the course(s) you are interested in applying for
    2. You are highly encouraged to attend the Information Sessions either before or after you apply for the program(s) to ensure the program is a good fit for you
    3. Download and fill in the Dual Credit and Exploratory Program Application Form.
    4. Refer to the application checklist and ensure all items are complete
    5. Book an appointment with your Off-campus coordinator and/or guidance counselor to complete your application with signatures from all parties
    6. The school will submit the application to Unique Pathways on your behalf

    All applications must be received on or before Friday, May 26, 2023 at 1:00 PM.  ​An application does not guarantee a seat in the program

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    Dual Credit and Exploratory Program Application Form​​

    Apply now

    Unique Pathways invites students and guardians to save the date for an Information Sessions​ regarding details of your program(s) of interest. Follow the link to find out meeting dates, times and a link to the online Information Session.

Career Map ​​

  • Program Partner​

    The Educational Partnership Foundation Logo
  • Application D​eadline:

    On or before Friday, May 26, 2023 at 1:00 PM

    Please talk to your home high school Off-campus ​Coordi​nator or Guidance Counsellor to start planning for future programs!

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