THE Apprenticeship PROGRAM
The IEC electrical training apprenticeship program is the answer to both the individual wanting to jump-start their career and the electrical contractor who wants skilled and productive employees.
If you’re stuck in a dead-end job or don’t want college and student debt, the IEC’s apprenticeship program lets you earn while you learn and obtain a national certification by the US Dept. of Labor as an electrician. The program allows you to fast-track your career to a high paying electrician that is high demand.
IEC provides job referral services for both the apprentice applicant and the electrical contractor seeking new employees. The job referral services are available year round with both online and classroom programs starting year round throughout Georgia.
Earn While You Learn
- Apprentices earn wages from their employer while enrolled in the program
- Entry wages are based on experience averaging $12.00 per hour, but no experience is required
- Apprentices attend classes once a week after work from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m
- Most apprentices double their wages in just four years
- You can earn up to 41 hours of college credit
- Only government certified programs like IEC’s can certify you as an Electrician, NOT a technical school
Eligibility & Application
- Interested candidates must possess a High School Diploma or GED and have reliable transportation
- Youth Apprentices must be 16 years of age and enrolled in their high school’s work-based learning program and have counselor’s approval
- All students must have a valid email address, internet access, and a computer or smart phone
US Certified Apprenticeship Program
- The US Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship (OA) certifies IEC’s Electrical Apprenticeship Program
- To become a nationally recognized Electrician the OA requires two components for certification: 8000 hours, or 4 years of on the job training and 576 hours of classroom related training
- Our team helps students gain employment with an IEC Contractor to collect On the Job Training hours
- Upon completion, graduates receive a journey worker card that is acknowledged in all 50 states
- Once you become an Electrician there are other career opportunities such as Estimator, Foreman, or Project Manager
Cost & Financial Aid
- Member contractor employee tuition per year 900 to 1,205/ yr
- Book cost per year varies from $500 – $625
- GI Bill based upon honorable discharge (DD214)
- Workforce Investment Act Eligible
- Multiple Scholarships available throughout the year
The Professional Electrician’s Program (PEP) is a fast-paced, advanced technical training series for electricians that have been working in the electrical field as non-helpers for a minimum of 10,000 hours(5 years). It is a two-year training program certified by the Department of Labor (DOL), and is divided into nine 10-week segments. When completed, IEC and the Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship (OA) will issue a nationally recognized certificate with the title of an electrician to acknowledge your achievement.