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
WHY BECOME AN
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
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
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
Apprentices are required to purchase text books and their tools.
WHO CAN APPLY TO THE
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
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
- Applicants are responsible for
reliable transportation to the employer’s place of business, job
site and classroom related instruction.
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