Local 37 is partnered with the State of Rhode Island department of labor and has a 3-year apprenticeship program made up of a minimum of 677 hours. Classes are held one night a week and at least one Saturday a month. Apprentices will have to opportunity to learn the trade hands on during their three-year apprenticeship and earn while they learn depending on the current needs at the time. 

Our Application Period for 2021 is April 19th-April 30th from 10am to 12pm.

Applicants MUST bring a valid Drivers License.  A State ID will not be considered.
Applicants must also be at least 18 years old.

After given the application, prospective apprentices must:


  • Bring us two letters of recommendation
  • A high school diploma/GED, 
  • Doctors note giving a written statement that they are physically capable of Iron Working and being able to do the following: 
  • Wearing a safety belt weighing 25-50 lbs for a full day.
  • Carrying steel rods weighing between 50-150 lbs each.
  • Climbing for erection jobs, bridges, wall-reinforcing, etc.
  • Walking, climbing, bending, reaching, lifting and carrying for a full day.

After receiving all requirements by the deadline, there will be an interview process for selection. Please call the office at (401)438-1111 with any questions.