Low Cost Training:
With us, you won’t be saddled with the burden of college debt. The cost incurred by an Apprentice in our programs is $100 per year for books. In college, one book can cost that. Instead of incurring $25,000 of debt each year of college, you’re making money, saving for retirement and gaining experience starting day one. No need to wait 4 years to start making money, earn it while you learn it!
All benefits are paid by your employer. This means no deductions from your paychecks for your insurance or your retirement plans!
These benefits include:
Insurance: Health, Vision, Dental, and Prescription
With us, everyone is on the family plan! No deductions from your check because you get married, or add to your family. One of the top reasons people in America file bankruptcy is over medical bills. Having insurance protects you and your family not only physically and emotionally, but financially as well.
Retirement: Pension and Annuity
We don’t just have one retirement plan, all members of the IKORCC have 2! A Pension provides for lifelong income after retirement in the form of monthly payments. This benefit is drawn for the rest of your life. The Annuity program can be paid out in multiple ways, monthly checks or a lump sum payment upon retirement.
Right now, at 55 years of age, with 30 years of service, you can retire early with no penalty. Retirement is when you can make your life dreams come true! Want to start a miniature cow farm in Colorado? You can do that! Want to open a sunglass hut in Costa Rica? No problem! Want to be able to stay home and play with your grandkids? You earned that right! You worked for 30 years doing a job you love, now it’s your time!
We help you find jobs with our signatory employers. You worked on a construction job with one of our contractors for 8 months, now the job is over. What are you supposed to do now? Just call in to the automated out of work list and add your name! When our contractors call to get people for a job, the job requirements are put into the out of work system, and calls automatically go out to the workers who have the skills required. Our system is computerized and skill based, so you get placed on jobs you have the skills for, enhancing your job satisfaction.
From the apprentices you attend school with, the journeypersons you work with, and your instructors to your Council Representative and the 34,000 members of the IKORCC, you have a Huge Support Network!