The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) jointly sponsor the apprenticeship training program that offers you the opportunity to earn wages and have benefits while you learn the skills needed for a trade that can be both rewarding and challenging. You actually "earn while you learn". As an apprentice, you will have the chance to use your mind, as well as your physical skills, to complete work in a variety of settings with the constant opportunity to learn something new. You will receive classroom instruction and jobsite "hands on" training.
1. Must live in the area covered by Local #34, IBEW, Peoria & Galesburg Divisions.
2. Applicant must be 18 years of age by June 1, in the year they apply.
3. Applicant must be a high school graduate, or possess a GED, by spring semester of the year they apply, with at least one year of algebra with a passing grade. You must furnish an official transcript of your high school record (sent from the high school) and a copy of your GED (if applicable) within thirty (30) days from the date of application. In the event you have taken courses in college, you should have a transcript sent to this office. This is not required, but it will be to your benefit to do so.
IF THE TRANSCRIPT IS NOT RECEIVED WITHIN THE THIRTY DAY PERIOD, YOU WILL BE GIVEN NO FURTHER CONSIDERATION FOR THE PROGRAM.
4. An aptitude test will be given to qualified applicants at a later date. (A qualified applicant is one who meets the basic requirements and provides the necessary information in a timely manner.)
5. Applicants to be interviewed will be determined by the Apprenticeship Committee, based on previous work history, educational transcripts, and the aptitude test score.
6. Applicant must be physically able to do the work and not color-blind.
Applicants who meet the selection requirements, will be scheduled for an oral interview with the Electrical Apprenticeship Committee. Each applicant is graded by being compared to what the industry needs in the "ideal apprentice", and the Committee will determine its selections for training as apprentices, those persons who best qualify under the standards laid down by the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee. Education, physical factors, interest, attitude, and personal traits are the areas so graded. Grades of those interviewed are placed in numerical order and apprentices are picked by order of rank. All applicants interviewed will be notified of their selection or rejection after the final interviews are held.
Indenturing of applicants selected to enter the apprenticeship program is contingent upon passing a physical and eye examination, and, in addition, passing a non-invasive substance abuse test.
The Apprentice Program takes 8,000 hours (five years) to complete. This includes on-the-job training and a program of related instruction. The classroom instruction required is 160 hours per year, one night per week.
Apprentices start at 40% of the current journeyman scale with increases up to 90% over the next 5 years. Benefits include insurance and pension plans, which are explained at the time of starting the program. Each apprentice must agree to attend school on their own time and to pursue the prescribed course of study, to comply with the local apprenticeship standards, and to abide by the decision and rules of the Joint Electrical Apprenticeship and Training Committee.
The application period is every first Thursday of the month from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and a $25.00 fee is required at the time of application. You may apply at 707 N.E. Jefferson, Peoria, Illinois. Call for information at (309)673-0393.
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