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Construction Electrician Apprenticeship

Electrical science has seen many changes in recent years. More than in any other building trade, the technological changes that have taken place require increased knowledge and skills for construction electricians to meet the new demands.

A construction electrician lays out, assembles, installs and tests the following: electrical fixtures, control equipment and wiring used in the alarm, communication, light and power systems.

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Area of Study:

Trades Covered:

Construction Electrician
Residential Electrician
Voice-Data - Video Technician

Questions?


Jeanne Pecho
Apprenticeship Administrative Assistant
Phone: 920-498-5682
Toll-free: 1-800-422-NWTC, ext 5682

What are the Qualifications?

Qualifications for Apprenticeship

  • Education: High school graduates or GED® (submit copy)
  • Age: 18 or high school graduate at 17, no maximum
  • Industry Test
  • License: Valid driver's license (submit copy)
  • Application: Numbered application form for electrical industry

Length of Contract

Construction Electrician
- 5 Years of not less than 8,000 on-the-job training (OJT) hours as per Exhibit "A"
- 720 Paid-Related Instruction, (Day School) with additional night school classes as determined by the Committee

Residential Electrician
- 3 Years of not less than 4,800 on-the-job training (OJT) as per Exhibit "A"
- 432 Hours of Paid-Related Instruction, (Day School) with additional night school classes as determined by the Committee

Voice - Data - Video
- 3 Years of not less than 4,800 Hours of on-the-job training (OJT) as per Exhibit "A"
- 432 Hours of Paid-Related Instruction (Day School) with additional night school classes as determined by the Committee

All night school programs require 80% attendance, and several require a final test for credit. Night school classes will be assigned by the respective Joint Apprenticeship Committee (JAC).

How do I get started in this program?

How to Apply:

  • If you meet the qualifications listed above, complete the application form
    for the trade. 
  • All applicants must meet with the Committee for an interview.

Application forms available at:

IBEW Local 158
2970 Greenbrier Rd
Green Bay, WI 54311
920-432-0158 (listen for phone options to speak to Jesse Jacques))

Committe Address and Additional Application Contact:
Clay Tschillard
NECA IBEW
2225 INDUSTRIAL DR.
Madison, WI 53713
(608) 221-3321 (ask for Judy)

Committee Jurisdiction
Counties of Brown, Door, Forest, Florence, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Marinette, Oconto, Shawano, and Menominee, MI.

Online

Classes wherever you have an internet connection. 

  • An in-person career experience, such as an internship, practicum, or credit for prior learning, may be required.
  • Some online courses may be held at specific dates/times.
Day
Classes between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Evening
Classes between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Weekend
A combination of online classes and Saturday and/or Sunday classes.
Full-time
12 or more credits per term.
Part-time
Fewer than 12 credits per term.