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    December 16, 2017
  • EDUCATION

    In the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers we pride ourselves on having the best training program in the entire electrical industry. We have two programs in which you can choose from the Apprenticeship Program and the CE/CW Program. 

    An apprentice is defined as one who contracts with an apprenticeship sponsor. The apprentice and the sponsor agree and commit to specific responsibilities. In general, the apprentice agrees to work on the job to learn the skills associated with the trade. The apprentice is paid a reduced rate of journey level pay while learning and developing job skills and acquiring trade knowledge. The more established and quality apprentice training programs also require related classroom studies where in the apprentice learns the science and mysteries of the trade as they train to become a complete craft worker-a true professional.

    The Construction Wireman Construction Electrician (CE/CW) program sometimes offers employment opportunities for those waiting to make application and compete for the apprenticeship program. The program may also offer employment for those interested in the trade but unable to qualify for or waiting to qualify for the apprenticeship program. It may also be an excellent program for those already employed in the electrical construction trade but interested in seeing what other opportunities might be available. 


    Oct 25, 2016
    RETIREMENT PLANS There are four sources of income for those retiring from the trade working under the IBEW/NECA program and contracts.     * Social Security     * Local Pension plan through IBEW LU 238. The employer pays $1.
    Oct 25, 2016
    EARNINGS AND BENEFITS Apprenticeship is a program where one "Earns While They Learn" the trade. Apprentices are paid a percentage of the rate paid to a Journeyman Wireman for the Job they are on. The Current Journeyman Wireman rate is $23.85 per hour. The percentage paid the apprentice is:      1. First Period: 55% / $13.
    Oct 25, 2016
    QUALIFICATIONS FOR APPRENTICESHIP To qualify for the apprenticeship program one has to meet and/or be able to do the following:        * must be at least 18 years of age.
    Oct 25, 2016
    APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM Our goal is to train "select" men and women to be the best in the electrical trade. Regrettably, we are limited in the number we can accept each year. We seek to select the best candidates and help train them to become complete craft workers. Complete craft workers will demonstrate proper skills, knowledge, a positive attitude, and excellent work ethics.
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    Oct 25, 2016
    QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR CE/CW PROGRAM To qualify for the CE/CW program one has to meet and/or be able to do the following:   * must be 18 years of age   * must be able to climb ladders and scaffolds, bend, stoop, crawl and work in confined spaces   * must be able to lift, carry and manipulate tools and materials common to the trade.
    Oct 25, 2016
         The CE/CW program is not a dead-end program. It is designed to provide a pathway to Journey-Level status for those willing to complete minimal-training, mostly through study sessions and hands-on training given at Asheville's JATC location and the Forest City location.
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