DESCRIPTION OF APPRENTICESHIP A Pathway to Success

WORK & WORKING CONDITIONS

Construction (General Journeyman) electricians work in all phases of the electrical construction and service industry, ranging from single-family residences to state-of-the-art industrial plants. Electricians install conduits, wire lighting switches and converters and install and maintain all types of electrical installations. The work is done both indoors and outdoors, in existing and newly-constructed buildings, in all kinds of weather around noise and mud. Electricians work in cramped areas and in awkward positions.

Electrical apprenticeship is similar to college in that it is a four to five year program in length. Earn a wage while you learn. The apprentice works side-by-side with an experienced journeyman. The vast majority of training occurs on-the-job and is supplemented by classroom instruction. Classroom instruction is held in the Fall and Winter, Sept-June, every Monday and Wednesday, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm until all related classroom hours are completed.

Work Process

Approximate Hours

a.  Stock room and material handling

                                 200 hours
b.  Residential wiring                                 1000 hours
c.  Commercial installations                                 3000 hours
d.  Industrial installations                                 2000 hours
e.  Specialized systems                                 1000 hours
f.  Underground construction                                   200 hours
g,  Troubleshooting and maintenance                                   500 hours
h.  Finishing and fixture hanging                                   100 hours
                                             Total Hours                                 8000 hours

WAGE SCHEDULE

Advancement/re-rate, i.e., moving from present training period to next training period based upon the following hours. The current average wage for those journeymen employed by the participating training agents in this occupation on January 1, 2014 is $26.96 per hour. The progressive wage rate to be paid to the apprentice is as follows:

On the Job Training Hours % of Average Wage Related Classroom Hours

1st                       1000 hour period

40% of average wage

 

2nd               1000-1999 hour period

50% of average wage

 72

3rd               2000-2999 hour period

55% of average wage

144

4th               3000-3999 hour period

60% of average wage

216

5th               4000-4999 hour period

65% of average wage

288

6th               5000-5999 hour period

70% of average wage

360

7th               6000-6999 hour period

75% of average wage

432

8th               7000-7999 hour period

80% of average wage

504

To Complete  8000 hours

100% of average wage

576