About the Apprentice Program
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR STUDENTS
- Applicants must be at least 18 years old
- Applicants must be high school graduates or must have successfully passed the GED
- Applicants must be physically fit to perform the work of the trade.
- Applicants must have transportation to class and to the employer's place of business and work site.
- Applications are available year round.
- Desire to succeed.
Students may consult with the Educational Office if applicants do not meet the minimum requirernents.
Apprenticeship classes meet twice a week for three and a half hour sessions for a total of at least 144 hours of class room instruction. CPR and hands-on lab work, are also included in the annual tuition.
ON THE JOB TRAINING
The IEC will assist any applicant in seeking employment who has been accepted into the program, but the responsibility of employment is each students.
The I.E.C. encourages state registration of apprentices. The education office collects On-The-Job forms monthly, to satisfy the state as well as our own national standards of 2000 hours of verified on the job training per year.
THE KEY TO A GREAT FUTURE
Electricians are highly trained tradesman who earn one of the top hourly wage rates in the construction industry. They can use their training in Residential, Commerciai and Industrial settings. Many experienced electricians continue their careers as supervisors, superintendents, or owners of electrical contracting businesses.
THE FOUR YEAR APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM
Nationally, most states require an approved program of l44 classroom hours per year for 4 years and a On-The-Job focused training of 8,000 hours for a professionally recognized Journeyman License. The I.E.C. Chesapeake has nine separate training locations, serving central, southern and western Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia West Virginia & Pennsylvania. These programs are approved by the District of Columbia Apprenticeship Council, Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Council (MATC), Virginia Department of Labor, and West Virginia Apprenticeship Council.
ELECTRICAL QUICK START TRAINING PROGRAM
IEC Chesapeake while partnering with Anne Arundel Community College has developed a challenging two week (80-Hour) training course designed to train an existing labor pool presently lacking the skills required to become electricians. This program will enable these students to qualify to enter the Electrical Apprenticeship program with IEC and upon completion become electricians. Students will receive training in the basic electrical requirements such as tool comprehension and utilization, basic math skills, understanding electrical terms, material identification and use. Wiring methods such as the use of Electrical Metallic Tubing will also be demonstrated. The goal of this training program is to provide this untapped labor pool the skills required to be successful when entering the electrical trade.
GREEN HELPER/NEW HIRE PROGRAM
This 40-Hour training program has been developed, in conjunction with Anne Arundel Community College , to provide a New Hire Training option to Electrical Contractors. This unique program will provide the basic skills that usually take 6 to 8 weeks of on the job training. Course content will consist of the basics in tool use, material identification and use, as well as some of the more popular wiring techniques. The goal of this program is to reduce the existing stress on Journeymen electricians who presently are required to not only perform their normal tasks but train the new hire. Upon completion of this course the electrical helper will have the skills needed to understand basic electrical wiring as well as what he is required to do while working with qualified electricians.
The I.E.C. Chesapeake Apprenticeship and Training program in the State of Maryland and Virginia offers articulated undergraduate credits towards degree programs with the completion of the four- year program in some of the colleges. IEC is ACE approved for 37 credits.
The IEC Chesapeake has offices in the following locations:
Maryland1424 Odenton Road, Odenton, MD 2113
Virginia4130 Pepsi Place, Chantilly, VA 20151