Leading Safely™ | A HazTek™ Podcast
E19: Lee Worley | Training for Ironworkers and Crafts Professionals

January 15, 2024
HazTek Leading Safely™ safety professional podcast picture

Lee Worley, Executive Director of Apprenticeship and Training for IMPACT, joins us on Episode 19 of our podcast. You can listen by using this link: https://leadingsafelyahaztekpodcast.buzzsprout.com

Ironworker and Executive Director of Apprenticeship and Training for IMPACT 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.

You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts and anywhere else that you get your podcasts (find the show by searching for “HazTek” under "Podcasts.") We hope you tune in and enjoy!