When Are Classes?
The California-Nevada Power Lineman Apprenticeship Program is a four year "earn while you learn" school consisting of a minimum of 7,000 hours of on-the-job training and related academic classes. Of these hours, there are specific amounts of required training hours that an apprentice must complete. An apprentice may be in the program beyond the 7,000 hours while working on a specific type of training. Some apprentices finish in less than four years due to previous experience credit or working overtime.

Saturday classes are held a minimum of ten times per year. All classes begin at 8:00 a.m. and are approximately 8 hours. Each apprentice is assigned to a specific class that he/she attends on the scheduled date.

Week long Training classes are held Monday-Friday at our Riverside Training facility. Apprentices are required to attend one (1) week long training class per academic school year. First year apprentices attend a 40 hour Work Methods Training Class. Second year apprentices attend a 40 hour Rubber Glove Training Class. Third year apprentices attend a 40 hour Hot Sticks Training Class. Room and board are not provided for apprentices while attending class at our facilities.

 Because your apprenticeship is more than just on-the-job training, you earn college credit through Santiago Canyon College for your related and supplemental classroom instruction.
By the completion of your apprenticeship, you will have earned 24 semester units, satisfied the requirements for a Certificate of Achievement, and satisfied the major requirements for an Associate in Sciences degree*.
*Associate degrees require a total of 60 units – 24 major requirement units (satisfied by completing your apprenticeship), 24 general education units, and 12 elective units. Apprentices seeking a degree should contact a California Community College counselor for more details.

College Credit
Because your apprenticeship is more than just on-the-job training, you earn college credit through Santiago Canyon College for your related and supplemental classroom instruction.

By the completion of your apprenticeship, you will have earned 24 semester units, satisfied the requirements for a Certificate of Achievement, and satisfied the major requirements for an Associate in Sciences degree*.

*Associate degrees require a total of 60 units – 24 major requirement units (satisfied by completing your apprenticeship), 24 general education units, and 12 elective units. Apprentices seeking a degree should contact a California Community College counselor for more details.

Application Process
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Local program requirements may vary from area to area
please contact individual programs for more information.

The Electrical Training ALLIANCE (previously called NJATC) was created over 70 years ago as a joint training program between the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) aimed at training the best electrical workers the industry has to offer. Today, the electrical training ALLIANCE has developed into the largest apprenticeship and training program of its kind, having trained over 350,000 apprentices to journeyman status through local affiliate programs.

The Registered Apprenticeship system of training is unique in that it is the only formal, structured, and nationally recognized education and training program available that combines the two most common forms of career and occupational learning: classroom instruction with on-the-job training.

Apprentices not only learn occupational skills in the classroom, their learning is expanded to include hands-on, paid, on-the-job training! Students learn and practice all phases of the trade/occupation in real-world applications. The program must be registered with the
California Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS) or the Nevada State Apprenticeship Council. Registered Apprenticeship is a training strategy that pays wages to apprentices during the term of their apprenticeship. These wages are a portion of the skilled wage rate that increases throughout the training program in accordance with a predetermined union negotiated wage scale.

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age at the time of application.
  • Applicants must be physically able to perform the work of the trade.
  • Must be a high school graduate or the equivalent.
  • Must have completed one full year (2 semesters) of high school algebra with a minimum grade of "C," or the equivalent or one semester of college albegra with a minimum grade of "C" or the equivalent. The burden of proof is on the applicant. (Pre-algebra will not meet this requirement).
  • Applicant must have a valid California Driver's License at the time of indenture.


Benefits
Our program is sponsored jointly by the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). As an employee and union member you will be afforded excellent medical and dental coverage as well as savings and pension plan benefits.

Program
Typically during the term of your apprenticeship you will work 8000 hours on the job for a five year program with various electrical contractors. In addition, you will attend school for 800 hours during the five (5) year period. Wages start at a percentage of full journeyman pay and increase in increments through graduation to full pay.

Application Process
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Local program requirements may vary from area to area please
contact individual programs for more information.

  Apprenticeship

Outside Lineman Apprenticeship

What Is A Lineman?
As a journeyman lineman you’ll build, maintain and repair the power lines that carry electricity to homes and businesses. When you apply for the California-Nevada Outside Lineman Program you’ll be taking the first step to a career that not only has a tremendous impact on the people you serve, but one that will have a positive impact on your future as well.

Each apprentice attends three years of related training on selected Saturdays and three week long (specialized) training classes throughout their apprenticeship.

Inside Wireman Apprenticeship

What Is An Electrician?
An electrical apprentice works directly under the supervision of a qualified Journeyman Electrician in installing or maintaining a variety of approved wiring methods for distribution of electrical light, heat, power, radio, and signaling utilization systems. The work is performed in existing or new residential, commercial and industrial buildings and includes street and highway lighting, traffic signal and other outdoor above and below grade installations. The trade requires considerable physical effort on the part of the apprentice to do lifting, climbing, crouching, and working in cramped areas.