The electrical apprenticeship program combines on-the-job training (OJT) with classroom instruction to train individuals to become skilled electricians. OJT is provided through paid work in the field on construction sites, supervised by journeyman electricians.
The apprenticeship is a five-year program. The educational Trust pays all costs and expenses for the training, except for books. Plus, the apprentice will earn over $150, 000 during his/her training while learning a trade that cannot be sent overseas or replaced by a machine. After completing all of the program requirements, the apprentice becomes a journeyman electrician.
Apprentices are assigned to employers. Work is usually performed in the Sioux City area, but may occasionally be in the surrounding counties of northwest Iowa, southeast South Dakota, or northeast Nebraska. Apprentices must be able to work anywhere in the local region.
The apprenticeship program is developed and administrated by the apprenticeship committee. The program is also approved by the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (NJATC) and is registered with the Department of Labor. After completing the program, apprentices are issued Certificates of Completion. Additionally, the apprentice will receive an Associates Degree.
An Apprenticeship is an excellent way to learn a skilled trade because the apprentice learns the technical and theory-based principles in the classroom while learning the hands–on skills and practical aspects of the trade in the field…all under the direction of trained instructors and journeyman electricians.