Bring required supporting documentation when you apply. You may bring an application portfolio to your interview. Suggested items: cover letter, resume, letters of recommendation, industry certifications, military documents, and photos of projects. The tabs to the right will give you some suggestions on how to prepare a competitive portfolio.
Common Mistakes that Result in a Closed Application
Incomplete transcripts – either transcripts were not submitted, or they did not document that you meet the program requirements.
No graduation date – please be sure that your High School transcript or your GED certificate indicates your graduation or completion date.
No algebra submitted (pertains to the Inside Electrician and Limited Energy Technician Programs only) – please be sure that you meet the math requirement and that your transcript reflects this. If your transcript lists only math classes more advanced than algebra you will need to meet the algebra requirement in another way. Please see the minimum program requirements for options that will suffice in lieu of a transcript record.
Low GPA or GED score – Earning an A or a B in a 3-credit college class will raise your GPA by .05 points. For example, if your GPA is 1.8, earning an A or a B in four 3-credit college classes will raise your GPA to 2.0. Transcripts required. You may retake portions of your GED to achieve a qualifying score.
Your interview determines your rank on the ranked list of eligible candidates. Because the electrical industry is economy-driven it is difficult to predict when you may be registered into a new apprenticeship class. We form a new class starting with #1 on the ranked list when we have enough contractor requests for new apprentices.
Your ranking is going to be determined in several ways – trade-related experience, character and attitude, and education.
NECA-IBEW Electrical Training Center
16021 NE Airport Way
Portland, OR 97230