This program is a 4 year training program with standards approved in the State of Virginia. It requires that each apprentice receive a minimum 8,000 hours of on-the-job training in the electrical construction industry. During the course of the apprenticeship, each apprentice can be transferred to different contractors. This affords the apprentice the opportunity to receive varied experiences during their apprenticeship. The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee makes all placements with contractors.
While in the Training Program apprentices are required to attend 900 hours of classroom related instruction. This instruction is setup in the follow manner over the 5 year period.
During the apprenticeship, an apprentice will attend school one day a week from 1pm to 7pm, year round. While attending school, apprentices will be taught the curriculum set in place by the electrical training Alliance. This curriculum consists of the following:
HISTORY OF THE IBEW AND NECA
SOLID STATE ELECTRONICS
CATEGORY 5 WIRING
FIRE ALARM AND SECURITY SYSTEMS
PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLS (PLC)
NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
Apprentices will receive pay increases during the course of their apprenticeship based on the amount of work hours they have successfully completed in the program and successful school performance.
Apprentice wages based upon a percentage of the journeyman's hourly wage rate and advancements are made during the four years of apprenticeship.
Current hourly wage rate: JOURNEYMAN WIREMAN $30.03 per hour Wages INCLUDE Family Health InsuranceFull Pension Benefits *PAID BY THE CONTRACTOR*
APPRENTICE WAGE RATES
Interval School Year Percentage Rate 1st First 50% $15.022nd First 55% $16.523rd Second 60% $18.024th Third 66% $19.825th Fourth 72% $21.626th Fifth 80% $24.02