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Our Apprenticeship Program

You Can Become an Electrician!

The Electrical Apprenticeship Program is maintained by NNMIEC (Northern New Mexico Independent Electrical Contractors) which is a contractor member organization. NNMIEC has conducted their electrical apprenticeship program since 1982 under standards approved by the New Mexico State Apprenticeship Council and the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training.

 

NNMIEC’s apprenticeship program is in place to help individuals receive an education that leads them to a career in a trade that they can use for the rest of their lives. In the process of completing the electrical apprenticeship program the apprentice will also developing self-esteem and the ability to have a positive impact on themselves, their families and the community.

Apprenticeship training is a form of education that incorporates workplace training with technical in-school training. Since 1972, National IEC has conducted apprenticeship training programs under standards approved by the US. Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship.

What Makes IEC's Program So Successful?

  • IEC's four year program curriculum is recognized by the US. Department of Labor's Bureau of Apprenticeship & Training.
  • The NNMIEC’s electrical apprenticeship program is also recognized by the Veterans Affairs.
  • 150 hours of classroom training per year with lectures, demonstrations, labs and homework, and a comprehensive final that must be passed prior to graduating to the next level.
  • 8,000 hours on-the-job training throughout the program.
  • The curriculum is used nationwide by nearly 10,000 registered I.E. C. apprentices each year.
  • Dedicated professional staff to assist apprentices in progressing through the program.
  • Gives support to fourth year apprentices in obtaining their EE-98J license prior to their graduation.

 

WHAT IS AN ELECTRICIAN?
An electrician is a skilled tradesperson who combines electrical theory with the knowledge of the operating characteristics of electrical equipment and devices. Along with this knowledge and the necessary job skills, this individual safely and correctly wires commercial, industrial, residential and other types of building facilities. Thus, the electrician performs a service which enables the consumer to use electrical energy for such purposes as lighting, heating and the operation of electrical equipment, motors, control systems and appliances.

WHY BECOME AN ELECTRICIAN?
Electricians earn high hourly wages and experienced men and women are always in demand. Many who complete apprenticeship move up the career ladder as estimators, supervisors and superintendents. You might even own your own company someday.

WHAT IS THE APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM FOR ELECTRICIANS?
The apprenticeship program is a combination of classroom and on the job training over a four year period of time. The program is designed to provide the apprentice with the necessary theory and practical training to earn the status of electrician. For completion, 600 hours of classroom instruction and 8,000 on the job training hours are required. Those apprentices, who satisfactorily complete the requirements, will receive a Completion Certificate from the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions, State Apprenticeship Council and the National IEC.

WHAT ARE THE JOB OPPORTUNITIES?
During the training period, the apprentice will be employed by electrical contractor members of the association. After the training period and when the apprentice has achieved electrician status, job opportunities will exist locally and nationally. The demand for an electrician's services will be in direct proportion to attitude and eagerness to produce quality, useful work.

WHAT PAY CAN AN APPRENTICE EXPECT?
The minimum pay an apprentice can expect is 50% of the hourly rate of pay for electricians. This rate is determined by the Apprenticeship and Training Committee and approved by SAC. The apprentice has the ability to receive hourly pay increases for every 1000 hours worked, when successfully completing the corresponding semester of related classroom instruction with a minimum of 75% grade, and attending the required number of related classroom instruction hours throughout the training.  When the apprentice has successfully completed the apprenticeship program they will have the qualifications necessary to take the New Mexico State Journeymen’s license exam.

IS THERE A COST TO THE APPRENTICE?
Apprentices are required to purchase text books and their tools.

WHO CAN APPLY TO THE PROGRAM?
Any person at least 18 years of age can apply. The Apprenticeship & Training Committee will review results of applicant’s educational background, references and conduct record and whatever related work experience they may have.

WHAT ARE THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR CONSIDERATION AND THE PROCEDURE TO APPLY FOR THE APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM?

To qualify for an interview and to be placed on the ranking list, applicants must meet the following requirements. IEC charges a $20.00 fee for the application.

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Complete an application provided by the sponsor and accurately respond to all questions and items including statements that indicate they are able to perform the essential function of the trade.
  • Submit a valid ID.
  • Take the math section of the Accuplacer Exam at an approved facility and receive a minimum score of 57. (Applicant must bring official test scores into the IEC office.)
  • Applicants are responsible for reliable transportation to the employer’s place of business, job site and classroom related instruction. 

 

What Are You Waiting For?

Call our office today to pick up an application
and start your path to a wonderful career.

 

NNMIEC, Inc.
5031 Indian School Road NE, Suite 100
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Tel: 505.266.6458
Fax: 505.266.6557

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