Use Your Talents to Advance Your Career
The IEC electrical training apprenticeship program is the answer to using your talents to advance your career after serving our country. You can become a skilled and productive employee in the electrical field. Whether you already have experience as an electrician in the military, or are new to the electrical field. IEC has several training programs to meet your needs, including our 2-year Professional Electrician’s Program (see below).
If you’re transitioning to civilian life, 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.
VA Benefits are also accepted through IEC’s program.
IEC provides job referral services for the veteran apprentice applicant with over 225 IEC contacts throughout Georgia. The job referral services are available for 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.
- Wages vary based on experience but no experience is required. Veterans can receive double pay with wages from contractors and the government if qualified.
- Apprentices attend classes once a week in person or online after work in the evening.
- Most apprentices double their wages during the training period.
- You can earn up to 46 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.
- 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. For veterans with 5 years of electrical experience a fast-track 2 year program is available.
- 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 990 to 1,350/ yr.
- Book cost per year varies from $500 – $667.
- GI Bill based upon honorable discharge (DD214) & Basic Housing Allowance.
- Workforce Investment Act Eligible.
- Multiple Scholarships available throughout the year.
Professional Electricians Program
Does your military background have electrical experience? You might qualify for IEC’s PEP Program. 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.
Available On-Site and online for Atlanta and Online only for the Rest of Georgia
The apprenticeship program operates in accordance with the US Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship Standards. The two main program requirements are: minimum of 576 hours of classroom training and 8,000 hours (up to 4 years) of on the job training.
Upon completion of classroom and job training, graduates will receive a Journey-person Certification that is acknowledged in all 50 states. This is a great path for veterans transitioning to a civilian life.
*Interested candidates must possess a high school diploma or GED and have reliable transportation. Veterans must have an honorable discharge to utilize GI Bill and Basic Allowance Housing.
IEC Atlanta is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All applicants are accepted on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need. AA/EEO
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