Tuition-Free Classroom Training

As your skills improve, and you complete - and pass - the class work, you will also receive pay increases.

The heart of training is our Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee, a regimented training program that assures competency in the standardized skills needed to be an electrician.

The apprentice program combines on-the-job work experience with classroom training. The classroom training takes place 2 nights a week. Apprentices in our program will be assigned to an electrical contractor to receive on-the-job training. As you learn by doing, you are also paid directly by the contractor with whom you are employed. In this process, you receive guaranteed promotions and pay raises, in addition to learning a new trade.

First year apprentices recieve a pay increase after completing 2000 hours of on- the-job (OJT) training, and satisfactory progress in the classroom, The second, third, fourth, and fifth year pay increases are based on receiving an additonal 1500 hours of on-the-job training each year and successfully  completing that school year. 

Upon passing the 5th year in the classroom and completing 8000 hours of OJT, you would be granted Journeyman Wireman status. At this point, you would be awarded IBEW Journeyman papers, as well as a Pennsylvania State certificate qualifying you as a Journeyman Wireman.

Your Journeyman status is recognized in every IBEW local in the United States and Canada.

Our program is recognized by the American Council on Education (ACE), and is equivalent to 55 college credit hours .

You can also receive an associate degree from the Community College of Beaver County by taking 5 general education classes through them.

Apprenticeship Classroom Schedule

Classes are generally held from (6:30pm to 9:30pm) two nights a week. There will be some Saturday classes. These Saturday classes depend on your current year of apprenticeship.

Related classroom instruction consists of a minimum of 900 hours of classroom training over a 5-year period.

Classes are scheduled two nights a week without compensation. During your minimum of 190 hours of related Instruction each year, you will learn the theory of the trade.

Lessons will include: History and Structure of the IBEW and NECA, first aid, safety, CPR, tools and material, AC-DC theory, fire alarm, motors and control, programmable logic controllers, conduit bending, process control, blueprint reading and much more.