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APPRENTICESHIP COMMITTEE

Eric Jackson

  Scott Archambault
  Dean Harmon
   
RESIDENTIAL SUB-COMMITTEE Jason Walters
  Erron Ellis
  Jason Howard
   
TRAINING COORDINATOR ROLAND HUNTER
 

Apprenticeship Program Information

 
                                            NECA - IBEW Technical Institute

 

In the Apprenticeship section, you will find documents to view and forms to download.
                                          Apprenticeship Program
 
 

Apprenticeship The Heart of the Electrical Trade

 

Notice of Electrical Apprenticeship Opportunity

 

Applications for Electrical Apprenticeships will be available at NECA-IBEW, TECHNICAL INSTITUTE, 301 E. 8TH STREET, MICHIGAN CITY, IN 46360:

Monday Thru Friday , 8:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

Applicants must apply in person.

Application fee is $10.00.

All information concerning applicants must be sent to the Michigan City address within 30 days of application.

All applicants must fully meet the following Basic Requirements to be eligible for personal interview.

 

1.AGE – Applicants must be at least 17 years of age in order to apply.  A certified copy of your Birth Certificate and a copy of your valid Drivers License must be provided to the Committee.

2.EDUCATION – Applicants must be a high school graduate, a senior in high school with an official document stating they will be graduating during the current semester or have a GED.  Both, high school graduates and those with a GED, must have completed one year of Algebra 1, with at least a “C” average (for the Inside Wireman Program and one year of Algebra 1, with a passing grade for the Telecommunications and Residential Program. Introduction to Algebra or Pre-Algebra will not be accepted as a substitute.  An official copy of your high school and post high school transcript, or GED form 30, is required.  The transcript, or transcripts must be sent by the school.  See Item 5 for “TRANSCRIPT EVALUATION”.

3.PHYSICAL CONDITION – Applicants must be physically able to perform the work of the trade.

4.APTITUDE TEST – Applicants must have a qualifying score of 4, or above, on the aptitude test.  Arrangements for testing will be made by the Committee.

5.TRANSCRIPT EVALUATION – The transcripts must indicate that the applicant has completed one year of  Algebra I, or the equivalent, with a (see above in EDUCATION) average.  Other subjects to be evaluated are high mathematics, vocational ed., chemistry, physics, electronics and electricity.

The transcripts must further indicate that the applicant has maintained at least a “C” average in the remaining subjects, other than those mentioned above.

The high school transcripts must also state the number of days you were absent and times you were tardy.  This information indicates to the interviewers your attitude toward being at work everyday and being there on time.

Each applicant who meets all of the basic requirements will be interviewed by the Committee.  The interviewers will consider: reliability, interest, attitude, judgement, cooperation, as well as other personal traits.

Applicants with active Military Service may provide a copy of their DD-214 to the Committee.                         

Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee of Northern Indiana

301 E. 8th Street  Michigan City, IN 46360  Phone (219) 879-1090

For: LaPorte, Porter, Jasper, Starke and Pulaski Counties

Representing

Local 531 – IBEW and Northern Indiana Chapter – National Electrical Contractors Association, Inc.

 

 

ELECTRICAL JOINT APPRENTICESHIP AND TRAINING PROGRAM OF NORTHERN INDIANA

 

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 531 and the National Electrical Contractors’ Association sponsor through the Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee an apprenticeship program.  The apprenticeship program is registered with the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training.  The program consists of on-the-job training by union electrical contractors and related classroom instruction.

Under the direct supervision of journeymen wiremen, the apprentice will learn the skills associated with being an electrician.  Electricians assemble, install, maintain and test electrical equipment and wiring systems in residential, commercial and industrial settings.  On-the-job training might include the mounting of electrical boxes, equipment, lighting fixtures, bending and installing conduit, wiring switches, outlets, phones, panels, installing systems like voice and data, fiber optic, traffic controllers, fire alarm, security, motor control, PLC Controls and temperature control.

 

THE JOURNEYMAN WIREMANS PROGRAM

The five-year Journeyman Wireman Program provides you with intensive training and experience in advanced technologies, ensuring that you are one of the most highly trained, skilled and professional electricians in the industry.  You would acquire the knowledge and skills to complete a variety of projects, from commercial and residential construction, to industrial installations, to building and plant maintenance, high voltage testing and splicing and underground cable installation.The program also boast  a 90% graduate  rate.

Electrical Construction Courses Include:

                        *  Electrical Theory                                                       * Electrical Codes

                        *  Math                                                                        *  Motor Controls

                        *  Digital Electronics                                                     *  Low Voltage Systems

                        *  Instrumentation                                                         *  Conduit Bending

                        *  Grounding                                                                *  Safety/CPR/First Aid

                        *  Fire Alarm and Security Systems                               *  Computer Based Training

                        *  Programmable Controls                                            *  Welding

                        *  Blueprints                                                                 *  Hydraulic Conduit Bending              

                        *  Basic Wiring                                                           * High Voltage Splicing

                       *   Fiber Optics

                                   

                                                           

 

 

 

ELECTRICAL RESIDENTIAL TRAINING PROGRAM

The Residential Program is three years in length and  program consists of 4800 hours of on-the-job training by union electrical contractors and a minimum of 540 hours of related classroom instruction.  Registration is open year round for this program.

Residential electricians assemble, install maintain and test wiring systems and electrical equipment in residential settings.  On-the-job training might include the mounting of electrical boxes, equipment, lighting fixtures, bending and installing conduit, wiring switches, panels, phones, outlets, installing systems like voice and data, fire alarm, security and home management systems.

Classroom training includes: First Aid/CPR, OSHA 10 hour Certification Training, safety training, the National Electrical Code, electrical theory, mathematics, conduit bending, blueprint reading, voice and data, transformers and fire alarm.

TELECOMMUNICATION APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

This apprenticeship program is three years in length and is registered with the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training.  The program consists of 4800 hours of on-the-job training by union telecommunication contractors and a minimum of 540 hours of related classroom instruction.  Registration is also open year round for this program.

The apprentice technician, under the direct supervision of journeyman technicians, will learn the skills associated with being a journeyman technician.  On-the-job training might include mounting electrical boxes, wiring switches, equipment, outlets, phones, panels, fiber optic, security, sound and installing systems like voice and data.

For those with the right skills and training, the telecommunications industry offers an ever expanding world of opportunities. Our Telecommunications Program creates well-rounded technicians, who are experts in the complete scope of the industry.  Our technicians help build the communications systems that connect computer systems and voice and data, to fiber optics and security systems.  For telecommunications projects such as hospital and school security systems, business office networking and new “high-tech” hotels, they are the first choice.

Telecommunications courses include

                        *  Advanced Security and Alarm Systems                     *  Safety & Health

                        *  Fiber Optics                                                             *  Codes and Standards

                        *  LAN                                                                        *  Confined Space

                        *  Voice and Data Wiring                                             *  Computer Based Training

                        *  Electronics                                                                *  Telephone Systems                          

 

 

 

 

 

 

Applications are taken year round                                                                             Monday Thru Friday

8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

 

 

PROGRAMS OFFERED
Journeyman Wireman

Residential Wireman

Telecommunications Installer/Technicians

 

 

HOW TO APPLY
Refer to the apprentice opportunity letter

 

 

PROGRAM BENEFITS
Earn while you learn

Full time employment

Competitive wage and benefit package

College degree program

Local union membership

Wage and skills advancement

 

 

 

THE COST OF THIS TRAINING

IS THE DESIRE TO BE THE BEST

OF WHAT THIS INDUSTRY HAS TO OFFER

 
JOURNEYMAN ENHANCEMENT CLASSES – Spring 2013
Fiber Optics
 
April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13
Transformers
 
April 2, 9, 16
 CPR & First Aid
 
April 18
LED Lighting Essentials   May 6, 13, 20
     
     
     
     
   
 
 
     
     
     
 
ALL CLASSES REQUIRE A MINIMUM OF SIX PEOPLE

ALL CLASSES START AT 5:00 PM EXCEPT AS INDICATED

Call the training office at (219) 879-1090 to register for classes.
 
 
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