Students who complete their coursework and graduate from the Electrical Training Institute are considered among the most highly skilled electricians in the construction industry...ready to pursue a variety of exciting career paths.

In addition to earning their Journeyman Electrician certification, many graduates also earn an associate degree through a cooperative arrangement with Ivy Tech Community College. Every graduate is in the position of attaining solid job security and earning high wages and valuable fringe benefits.

  • Earn an associate degree through Ivy Tech Community College

  • Have employment and job security after graduation

  • Receive paid health insurance and retirement benefits

The acronym IEJATC stands for the Indianapolis Electrical Joint Apprenticeship Training Center. The word “Joint” represents the collaborative effort between the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA). The school is referred to as the Electrical Training Institute (ETI).

The ETI apprenticeship program is five years in length. The apprentices go to school for eight hours every other week at our training center and then work on a construction site for an electrical contractor the other 9 days in the 2-week cycle. The typical school year runs from mid-August until mid-June. The apprentices have 2 semesters each year and will attend apprenticeship school for a minimum of 10 eight-hour days each semester.

The Apprentices also receive an Associate Degree in Applied Science from Ivy Tech Community College during the five years of their apprenticeship. The Electrical Apprenticeship programs across Indiana have an articulation agreement with Ivy Tech that allows the apprentices to receive their degree after completing a minimum of four general education classes.

The wages are as follows (Effective June 2023):


Hourly wage

1st year apprentice


2nd year apprentice


3rd year apprentice


4th year apprentice


5th year apprentice


Journeyman Wireman




General Foreman


Each apprentice is required to work a minimum of 8000 hours in the field, to acquire the on-the-job training hours. Each apprentice also must complete a minimum of 900 hours of related school work during their five years of apprenticeship. During that time the apprentices will become proficient in the national electrical code, AC and DC theory, motor controls, programmable controls, blueprint reading, low and high voltage terminations and splices, energy management practices, and alternative energy installations.

The apprentices will be certified in OSHA, CPR/First Aid, and JLG lift operation by the time of their graduation from the program. Other certifications that are available include the International Society of Automation (ISA) CCST, Instrumentation Technician through EPRI, and the industry cabling certification from BICSI.

All of the classes are taught by industry-certified instructors who have completed an apprenticeship in the electrical industry, worked in the electrical field as an apprentice, journeyman, and supervisor, and have received their teaching credentials through the National Training Institute for the Electrical Industry.

The union electrical apprenticeship program will assign the apprentice to an electrical contractor for their work experience. The apprentices will work for a minimum of 3 contractors during their five-year apprenticeship. During this time the apprentice may work on industrial, institutional, commercial, and light commercial projects. This rotation of contractors enhances the apprentice's learning experience and enables them to learn from the best of the best in the Union Electrical Construction Industry.