Applications for Inside Electrician Apprenticeship Program to be Accepted in January 2017
Work is robust at this time and the NECA-IBEW Electrical Training Center will begin accepting applications for the Inside Electrician Apprenticeship Program every Wednesday in January 2017 (9am-3pm, closed noon-1). Application openings for the Limited Energy and Limited Residential Electrician programs will be announced at least 30 days in advance at www.nietc.org and on our Facebook page.
Applicants must apply in person during an open application period and are required to bring all documentation showing that they meet the minimum program requirements. A cover letter, resume, and letters of recommendation are recommended.
Applicants for the Inside Electrician Apprenticeship program must meet the GPA or GED requirement and the math requirementThe GPA/GED requirement is: High school or college graduate from an accredited school with a minimum GPA of 2.0, or a GED with a qualifying score (after 1/1/14: 600 with a minimum score of 150 on the math section; 1/1/02 – 12/21/13: 2550; Prior to 1/1/02: 255). The math requirement may be fulfilled in one of the following ways: one full year of high school Algebra with a C or better; college Algebra with a C or better; a GED math section score of 150 or higher if applying with a GED taken after 1/1/14; a college placement test into Math 95 or higher; or successful completion of the NJATC online math class, “Tech Math”, found here: www.njatc.utk.edu.
January applicants who have submitted a qualifying application will be scheduled to take an aptitude test in February. The test consists of Algebra and Reading Comprehension. Applicants with a passing aptitude test score will be scheduled for a panel interview in March. The interviewers will be scoring applicants on attitude, past work experience, and past education. The interview score determines the applicant’s rank on the list of eligible candidates. The applicant’s rank and our contractors' need for new apprentices will determine how soon an applicant will be called to join the apprenticeship.
When eligible applicants are called to join the apprenticeship they will attend two weeks of Basic Skills training where they will be further evaluated on attitude, attendance, and aptitude. At the conclusion of the Basic Skills class students will sign their Apprenticeship Agreement and will be assigned to an electrical contractor to begin work. Apprentices will work for a few months before beginning classes at the NECA-IBEW Electrical Training Center. Classes are for one 8-hour day per week for two 10 or 11 week terms per year. Apprentices are not paid for the hours that they spend in school.
Our apprentices receive a scholarship which covers books, tools, and tuition. This scholarship is repaid by the apprentice by working as a Journeylevel worker for a NECA contractor who pays into our training fund for the same number of years that they were an apprentice. Apprentices also receive college credit through Mt. Hood Community College.
It is strongly recommended that all applicants attend an information orientation held the third Tuesday of each month at the NECA-IBEW Electrical Training Center from 4-5pm. This orientation is also available on YouTube here: http://bit.ly/NIETC2015. For tips on preparing a competitive application and for preparing for the aptitude test and interview, please visit the “Preparing to Apply” section of www.nietc.org.