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Event Starts:
Wednesday September 19, 2018
@ 8:00am

Event Ends:
Saturday September 22, 2018
@ 9:00pm


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Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown

35 South 7th Street
Minneaplis, MN 55402

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The Iron Workers and Employers Apprenticeship and Training Coordinator, JAC/TIC Member Meeting of North America and the Outstanding Apprentice Competition will be held in Minneapolis, MN from Wednesday, September 19 through Saturday, September 22, 2018.

The meeting and competition will be hosted by the North Central States District Council.

The hands on competition will be held at the Ironworkers Local Union No. 512 training facility in St. Paul, MN.

  • Names of all competitors will need to be submitted to the Apprenticeship and Training Department no later than August 19, 2018.
  • Hotel accommodations will be at The Raddisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown .  To make your room reservation click on the link below or call the reservations number TBD.  Make sure you ask for the "Iron Workers" room block.  Room reservations must be made no later than TBD.
  • Event Registrations also need to be made no later than August 19, 2018.

To prepare appentices for the competition it is important that the national contest guidelines be used for local and district council competitions.  The guidelines for the 2016 contests can be found here:



September 18:      Apprenticeship Coordinators and JATC/TIC Members arrive

September 19-20: Apprenticeship Coordinators and JATC/TIC Members Meeting at The Radisson Blu Hotel

September 19:      Competitors and all others arrive

September 20:     

  • Competitor's Leadership Meeting (AM at hotel - competitors only)
  • Competitor's Written Exam (2:00 PM at hotel)
  • Judge's Meeting at Local # 512 (afternoon - judges only)

September 21:      Hands-on Competition Day (at Local # 512 No observers)

September 22:      Hands-on Competition Day (at Local # 512 Open to the public)

September 22:            Dinner and Awards Presentation (at hotel)

September 23:            Departure

The mandatory Leadership Meeting for the apprentice competitors will be held on Thursday 9/20 - am at The Radisson Blu Hotel.  All competitors must arrive no later than Wednesday 9/19 to attend this seminar.

Registered Attendees
Cinthia Garnica
Washinton , DC

Michael Relyin
Washington, DC

Nitu Saini
Sterling, VA