For the current class schedule for apprentices, please visit this page.

What do apprentices do?

Along with the unique opportunity to “earn while they learn” during their on-the-job training, apprentices receive over 200 hours of classroom training each year.

All apprentices complete a 5-year apprenticeship program which is registered, in compliance, and approved by the Bureau of Apprenticeship (U.S. Dept. of Labor). The program covers the entire spectrum of residential, commercial, and industrial electrical installations. The curriculum includes a wide range of education in areas such as:

Apprentices receiving training at the NECA/IBEW Electrical JATC.

  • Electrical Theory
  • Lighting and Power Distribution
  • Industrial Controls
  • Communication Equipment
  • Testing Equipment
  • High Voltage Distribution
  • The National Electrical Code

Apprentices also cover specialized areas such as:

  • Instrumentation
  • Communications (Networks)
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Computers
  • Fire Alarm Systems
  • Welding
  • Job Site Management & Supervision

The five years of school also include First Aid, CPR, and OSHA Training—this allows the apprentice to be aware of safety concerns and to have the ability to act accordingly in an emergency situation.