Five (5) year Inside (Commercial) Electrician Apprenticeship Three (3) year Residential Electrician Apprenticeship
Three (3) year Telecommunications Apprenticeship
NATURE OF THE TRADE:
Electricians install and repair electrical systems in residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Lighting, power, security, telecommunications, electrical motors, transformers and building automation components all operate through electrical systems assembled, installed, and wired by electricians.
These workers sometimes work at heights, in confined spaces and out in the elements. Electricians follow blueprints and specifications for most installations. To install wiring in factories and offices, they may bend, fit, and fasten conduit (pipe or tubing) inside partitions, walls, or other concealed areas.
For safety, electricians strictly follow the requirements of the National Electrical Code and, in addition, must comply with state, county and municipal code requirements.
Must be at least 17 years old at the time of application and 18 years old when placed for employment
High School Diploma or GED
Must have completed one year of high school algebra or one semester of college algebra with a passing
Obtain a score of 4 or higher on the Electrical Trades Aptitude test
Valid Driver’s License
Successfully pass a Drug Screen
Inside apprentices complete over 8,000 hours of on-the-job training. Residential and Telecommunications apprentices complete over 4,800 hours of OJT. All apprentices receive over 180 hours of classroom instruction each year.
Apprentices attend classes 5 times a year for one week at a time, Monday – Friday.
The starting wage for apprentices varies by program and is between 40 – 65% of Journeyworker wages. Benefits include: Health insurance, pension plan, training and education.
Applications are accepted year round at the training center. The hours are Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Local #347 10700 Justin Drive Urbandale, IA 50322 Phone: (515) 224-4349