Students who complete their coursework and graduate from the Electrical Training Institute are considered among the most highly skilled electricians in the construction industry...ready to pursue a variety of exciting career paths.

In addition to earning their Journeyman Electrician certification, many graduates also earn an associate degree through a cooperative arrangement with Ivy Tech Community College. Every graduate is in the position of attaining solid job security and earning high wages and valuable fringe benefits.



The acronym IEJATC stands for the Indianapolis Electrical Joint Apprenticeship Training Center. The word “Joint” represents the collaborative effort between the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA). The school is referred to as the Electrical Training Institute.

The Indianapolis Electrical Apprenticeship program is five (5) years in length. The apprentices go to school for eight hours every other week at our apprenticeship school, and then work on a construction site for an electrical contractor the other 9 days in the 2 week cycle. The typical school year runs from mid-August until mid-June. The apprentices have 2 semesters each year and will attend apprenticeship school a minimum of 11 eight hour days each semester.

The Apprentices also receive an Associate Degree in Applied Science from Ivy Tech Community College during the five years of their apprenticeship. The Electrical Apprenticeship programs across Indiana have an articulation agreement with Ivy Tech that allows the apprentices to receive their degree after completing a minimum of four general education classes.

Upon completion of your apprenticeship, you may choose to continue your education at IUPUI. The Purdue School of Engineering and Technology transfers credits toward an OLS bachelor’s degree.

The wages for apprentices are as follows (Effective June 1, 2016):

Year of apprenticeship

Hourly wage

1st year

$16.00

2nd year

$18.70

3rd year

$21.45

4th year

$24.70

5th year

$28.05

Journeyman Wireman

$34.15

Each apprentice is required to work a minimum of 8000 hours in the field, to acquire the on-the-job training hours. Each apprentice also must complete a minimum of 900 hours of related school work during their five years of apprenticeship. During that time the apprentices will become proficient in the national electrical code, AC and DC theory, motor controls, programmable controls, blueprint reading, low and high voltage terminations and splices, energy management practices, and alternative energy installations.

 

The apprentices will be certified in OSHA, Red Cross/First Aid and will be certified green technicians by the time of their graduation from the program. Other certifications that are available include the International Society of Automation (ISA) CCST and the industry cabling certification from BICSI.

All of the classes are taught by industry certified instructors who have completed an apprenticeship in the electrical industry, worked in the electrical field as an apprentice, journeyman, and supervisor, and have received their teaching credentials through the National Training Institute for the Electrical Industry.

The union electrical apprenticeship program will assign the apprentice to an electrical contractor for their work experiences. The apprentices will work for a minimum of 3 contractors during their five year apprenticeship. During this time the apprentice may work on industrial, institutional, commercial and light commercial projects. This rotation of contractors enhances the apprentices learning experience and enables them to learn from the best of the best in the Union Electrical Construction Industry.