Would you like to get paid to go to school? Get paid to learn new career skills?

IBEW Apprenticeships offer qualified individuals the opportunity to “Earn-While-They-Learn” by balancing classroom education with hands-on training on the job site.

Apprentices get paid Week One and accrue both wages and benefits. Tuition is subsidized by the industry partnership between labor and management. There may be a nominal fee for books, work clothing and tuition which vary by market.

Like a full-ride scholarship, IBEW Apprenticeship education is paid for by the Labor/Management relationship between the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the National Electrical Contractors Association.

Apprentices graduate debt-free.

All IBEW Local Unions offer apprenticeships.  Training is provided at Electrical Industry Training Centers located throughout Michigan. The apprenticeship curriculum is developed at national and local levels and taught by certified, experienced instructors.

The IBEW Michigan site aims to connect you to the Electrical Industry Training Center near you to learn more about apprenticeships, our programs and the application process.

APPRENTICESHIP DURATION

3-5 years

varies by trade

STARTING APPRENTICE WAGE

$10-12/hour

+ benefits

POST GRADUATION WAGE

$40-80k/year

+ benefits

The Traverse City Electrical Apprenticeship Program

Residential Wireman

Our 4 year Residential Wireman Apprenticeship, includes 8000 hours of on the job training and 600 hours of related classroom training. The Apprentice will be working in electrical systems in residential and light commercial projects.

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Inside Wireman

Our Inside Wiremen Apprenticeship is 8000 hours of on the job training and 900 hours of related classroom training. The apprentice will be working on electrical systems in heavy commercial and industrial projects.

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Our Mission

The Mission of the Traverse City Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee is to develop and standardize training to educate the members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the National Electrical Contractors Association; insuring and providing the Electrical Construction Industry with the most highly trained and highly skilled workforce possible.

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