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  • The Training Center office is open 8am-5pm Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 9am-5pm on Wednesday and 8am-4pm on Fridays.
  • The office is closed daily from 12pm-1pm for lunch, and on weekends and all major holidays.
  • The NIETC offers 3 apprenticeship programs.  Each program trains apprentices in a licensed craft and registers them through the State of Oregon's Apprenticeship Division.  If you are interested in becoming a licensed Journeyman in the electrical industry please review the programs we offer to determine which is the right one for you.

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  • The NECA-IBEW partnership has established one of the best working environments and benefit plans available for the electrical construction trades in the US today.  Your valued commitment to this partnership will ensure you have a place in receiving the hard earned rewards found through completing the Local 48 union apprenticeship program.  Find out why and how the NECA-IBEW apprenticeship program is the best in the electrical construction industry.

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The NECA-IBEW Electrical Training Center is always looking for new ways to reach its membership, trigger renewed interest in training and provide value above all else.
With that concept in mind, The NIETC is moving forward as does technology. Apprentices enrolling in classes are now being integrated into a Learning Management System or LMS. This system provides an online portal where students “log in” to their accounts, view all of their courses, view embedded video’s, click on active links to related resources and complete their assigned homework. The homework is then graded and reported back to the student and the Instructor. This allows for students to complete their homework, have it checked and re-study or seek out assistance on topics they did not understand. This also provide the instructor with an overview of how the students did on their attempts, what area’s caused a majority of the difficulty and what was well understood. The ultimate reward is better understanding and retention by the student. The reduce time consumed in the classroom spent reviewing material is now being used to offer enhance hands –on labs and expanding training on more difficult material. It is a win-win for all involved. 
This move to utilizing technology does not stop at the apprentice level, Journey workers are seeing the trend also. The NIETC has been offering an online component for the renewal of CPR certification. Again students “log in” and go through a review of materials that they have previously covered in the original course and take a quiz on the written portion of the course. The student then come to the training center at a later date to perform the “hands-on” portion of CPR, demonstrating their physical abilities to perform the skills that they had reviewed and tested on online. This is only used for a renewal of a certificate that was originally issued in a a classroom setting and allows for members who have taken the class every two years to simply review and demonstrate, as that it ultimately the goal. Be proficient at CPR so it can be used when needed.
The Training Center has also reinvigorated a course on Instrumentation, which is a very technical high level topic in utilizing computers and programmable controllers to manage and process the mixture of fluids, gasses and electrical signals. This course encompasses at least 138 hours of student time in class along with uncounted hours in study and personal preparation for Certification testing. The high level mix of topics requires the student to have a broad knowledge of science in combining all of the components of this course. The end goal is certification and performing this work at some of our local High Tech clients throughout the Northwest.
Also new to the scene is a course on 3-D modeling or BIM. This course provides a base knowledge of how and why computers are being used to build virtual representations of structures before they are ever constructed, enabling the construction crews to foresee potential conflicts and avoid them prior to advancing in the construction phases. This saves not only reworking of the project but allows for a look into where the building will be at various timelines and provides for manpower forecasting as well as opportunities for prefabricating elements of the construction. This is also being integrated into apprentice classes to prepare them for their changing roles in the future. Technology is one aspect of construction that will continue to change at warp speed and we plan to do the same.


Applicants are encouraged to attend orientation prior to applying - Orientations are held on the third Tuesday of every month from 4-5 PM

Be sure to read our Limited Energy A Technician Program Description and Wages

  • Apply At: NECA-IBEW Electrical Training Center. The NECA-IBEW Electrical Training Trust admits students of any race, color and national or ethnic origin.
  • Required at the time of application
    • Photo identification
    • Application Fee $30.00 Non-Refundable
      Individuals with incomes below 150% of the federal poverty guidelines may apply for a fee waiver
    • High School, GED or Associate Degree Transcripts And All Supporting Documents
    • Transcripts for Math Requirement – See Minimum Requirements
  • Minimum Program Requirements
      • At least 18 years of age - proof of age may be required
      • High school graduate with a 2.0 GPA (C average) from a school accredited by a State Education Agency
      • OR qualifying GED score of 255 if taken prior to January 1, 2002, 2550 if taken 1/1/02-12/31/13, 600 if taken after 1/1/14
      • OR have completed an Associate Degree or higher from a school accredited by a State Education Agency
    • High School, GED or Associate Degree transcripts required at time of application
    • Minimum grade of “C” or better for one full year of high school algebra
      • OR equivalent college algebra courses - Transcript required
      • OR current math placement test results from a college indicating a placement level beyond high school level algebra – Transcript required
      • OR if submitting a GED taken after 1/1/14, a minimum score of 150 on the Math portion of the test
      • OR documentation of successful completion of online NJATC math course
    • Qualifying score on NJATC aptitude test to be scheduled by the training center
  • Application Timeline- All application documents received by the last Wednesday of the month will be processed as a group using the following timeline
    • The Training Center will mail applicants notification if they qualify or non-qualify.  If application qualifies, applicant will take aptitude test the month after their application was received.  (example:  All July applicants will test in August).  If application does not qualify, letter will be sent stating the non-qualifying reason.
    • If applicant passes aptitude test, the Training Center will mail applicant notification of the date and time set for interview. (example: successful August test candidates will interview in September).  Applicants who did not pass test will be notified and their application closed.
    • Final ranking of new applicants will occur after the interview is held. (example: candidates who interviewed in September will be placed on the ranked list in September).
If Accepted:  Employer requires substance abuse test and background check

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