The Electrical Joint Apprenticeship Training programs are a collaborative effort between the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and the Indiana Chapters of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA). Together the Union and the Contractors have built Training Centers in the State of Indiana which offer unparalleled curriculum to our apprentices.
Each apprentice is required to work a minimum of 8000 hours in the field, to acquire the on-the-job training hours needed to graduate. Each apprentice also must complete a minimum of 900 hours of related education during their five years of apprenticeship. During that time the apprentices will become proficient in the National Electrical Code, AC and DC theory, Motor Controls, Programmable Controls, Blueprint reading, low and high voltage terminations and splices, energy management practices, and alternative energy installations.
The apprentices will be certified in OSHA, Red Cross/First Aid and will receive a Green Technician certification by the time of their graduation from the program. Other Nationally Recognized certifications that are available include the Instrumentation Society of America (ISA) and the Structured Wiring cabling certification from the Building Industry Consulting Service International (BICSI).
All of the classes are taught by industry certified instructors who have completed an apprenticeship in the electrical industry, worked in the electrical field as an apprentice, journeyman, and foreman, and have received their teaching credentials through the National Training Institute for the Electrical Industry.
Through an articulation agreement with Ivy Tech Community College apprentices also receive dual credits. Upon completion of the National Joint Apprenticeship Training Committees industry recognized curriculum and four general education classes, an Associate Degree in Applied Science is awarded from Ivy Tech Community College.
The Union Electrical Apprenticeship program will assign the apprentice to various electrical contractors for their paid work experiences. During this time the apprentice may work on Industrial, Institutional, Commercial and Light Commercial projects. This rotation of contractors enhances the apprentices learning experience and enables them to learn from the Best of the Best in the electrical construction field.
The Apprenticeship program is the ultimate Earn while you Learn model. It gives the apprentice the opportunity to apply the related training (classroom work) directly to what they are learning in the field under the watchful eye of the Journeymen and Foremen who have already graduated from the Apprenticeship program.
If you are a career minded individual and the idea of re-shaping the skyline in Indiana appeals to you, all while making a very good wage with excellent benefits& Check out the IBEW-NECA Electrical Apprenticeship program.
For more information on how to apply for an opportunity in the electrical construction field, check out the website for the Training Center close to your home.
Kokomo Electrical JATC
2739 North 50 East
Kokomo, IN 46901
Muncie Electrical JATC
4601 South Meeker Avenue
Muncie, IN 47302
REQUIREMENTS AND APPLICATION PROCESS
Application fee, yes.
Must be 18 years or older.
High school graduate or GED.
Valid Drivers license.
One year of Algebra with a passing grade.
Call your local JATC to set up an appointment.
Applications are to be completed onsite.
After completing an application and getting required paper work submitted to the office within the required timeframe, applicant will be notified for an interview.