Apprenticeships are industry-sponsored programs that combine on-the-job training with classroom instruction for people interested in entering a trade. An apprenticeship is not an internship. Internships are often short-term and are generally unpaid. Apprenticeships are an “earn while you learn” opportunity: apprentices get paid for their work during the day and see wage increases as they progress through the program.
The Iron Range Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Program is a 5-year Inside Wireman training program with standards approved by the State of Minnesota. Our program requires that each indentured apprentice receives a minimum of 8,000 hours of on-the-job training in the electrical construction industry under the supervision of a journeyman electrician. During the course of their apprenticeship, each apprentice is rotated on a yearly basis to a new contractor. This gives the apprentice the opportunity to receive varied experiences during their apprenticeship. The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee is responsible for all placements with contractors. While in the Training Program, apprentices are required to attend 900 hours of classroom-related instruction.
This website is a partnership between IBEW Local 294 and the Twin Ports Arrowhead Chapter of the NECA. We are dedicated to promoting qualified electrical contractors, a highly skilled workforce, and positive labor relations.
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