Michael McDermott, Business Manager
ABOUT OUR PROGRAM
SCRANTON ELECTRICIANS INSIDE WIREMAN ELECTRICAL APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM
The Scranton Electricians Apprenticeship Program works in conjunction with IBEW Local 81, The ElectricalTraining Alliance and NECA to provide the best trained, most up to date electrical workforce in the country. We area privately funded training program sponsored by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA).
We are a five (5) year Inside Wireman Apprenticeship program in which apprentices receive on-the-job training as well as classroom instruction. Classes typically start the last week of August and go until the end of May. Apprentices, once selected, can go to work prior to school starting and apprentices typically work year-round. Classes are held at our training facility in Clarks Summit and generally are two (2) nights a week with someadditional nights as needed for additional training (i.e. OSHA, Code Updates, CPR, First Aid, etc.). Although we are a tuition-free program, apprentices pay for their tools, half the cost of their schoolbooks and online courses, andunion dues (approximately $1,000 per year). A laptop computer is also necessary for school. We participate in community service events (i.e. we wire the Italian Festival every year, march in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, and have done different projects and events with Griffin Pond, Marley’s Mission, and the Boy Scouts to name a few).
Our apprentices will receive training in telecommunications wiring, fiber optics, fire alarms, programmable logic controllers, power quality, safe work practices, the National Electrical Code, and much more. By time the apprenticereaches journeyman status, they will have earned the equivalent of 47 semester hours of college credits, accordingto the American Council of Education.
First year rate is currently at $14.94 and does increase yearly. Once the allotted hours on the job for eachapprenticeship year are reach and coursework is successfully completed, apprentices receive their raise - eachyear is a higher percentage of the current journeyman's wage, which is currently $36.36. First year apprenticesreceive health insurance after 300 hours worked and once second year of apprenticeship begins, they also receiveadditional benefits. Apprentices receive 900 hours of classroom instruction over their 5 years of apprenticeship aswell as 8,000 hours of on-the-job training, and competitive benefit packages!