Leading Safely™ | A HazTek Podcast
Lee Worley | Training for Ironworkers and Crafts Professionals
January 15, 2024
Ironworker and Executive Director of Apprenticeship and Training for Ironworkers International Lee Worley discusses with Chris and Matt the ironworker training process. Lee explains what his position entails and how IMPACT— Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust — helps the apprentices manage the training program and become the best worker possible.

Lee goes into detail about what his training process looked like when he was starting as an ironworker versus how the training is operated today, as well as the differences between various craft training programs across the U.S. He educates our listeners about the benefits of going into the crafts — including avoiding student debt. Lee and Matt — who has an ironworker background — trade stories about their experiences in the industry and how they have seen it evolve over time.

Lee has 38 years of experience as an ironworker and shares valuable advice for anyone looking to get into this field or transition out of it. His passion for training comes across, making this a must-listen episode.