The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers is the largest electrical union in the world. The IBEW represents the workers’ rights in all areas of the electrical industry. The IBEW is truly a union of “Hearts and Minds.”
The National Electrical Contractors Association is THE management association for electrical contractors. NECA represents thousands of employers who guarantee their installations and perform quality work on time and on budget. NECA electrical contractors satisfy their customers by doing the job right the first time. To provide the highly skilled workforce necessary to meet customer needs and insure job satisfaction for electrical workers, the IBEW and NECA sponsor the very best, unparalleled apprenticeship training programs. In 1941, The IBEW and NECA jointly formed the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (NJATC) for the electrical construction industry. Today, it is world renowned.
The NJATC developed uniform standards that are adopted and used nationwide to select and train literally thousands of qualified men and women. Through the NJATC, the IBEW and NECA have hundreds of local programs offering apprenticeship and training in the following areas:
Apprenticeship requires a signed agreement between you and the IBEW-NECA sponsor which insures quality training on-the-job and in the classroom. In apprenticeship you literally earn while you learn. As you advance through your training, you will receive predetermined pay increases. No surprises! No empty promises! WE DELIVER! Not all education and training programs pay you to learn. However, IBEW-NECA programs not only compensate you while you are learning, they guarantee promotion to deserving apprentices. As you develop more complex job skills and improve your knowledge, you receive your just reward.
In signing an apprenticeship agreement, you commit to participate in classroom related training as well as on-the-job training. You are expected to be at your assigned job, on time, everyday-alert, ready and willing to learn as you work. You LEARN BY DOING. Your on-the-job training is supervised by a qualified Journeyman craftsman. Qualified competent Journeymen stand ready to teach deserving apprentices. We do not limit our training to teaching individuals to simply perform manual labor (job tasks). We train men and women to craftsmanship status.
The IBEW-NECA apprenticeship programs pride themselves in their product-an individual with unmatched job Skill, Knowledge and Ability. We train individuals to have PRIDE, DIGNITY and SELF-RESPECT. They learn to care for their co-workers. IBEW construction members are not just common workers, They are America’s electrical constructors and are at the heart of the American Dream.