Industrial Electrician Apprenticeship

About the Career

Electricity powers industry. Keeping electrical equipment running is critical to the bottom line. The Industrial Electrician Apprenticeship program is an employer-sponsored, hands-on training program in which you'll learn to maintain and repair many different types of electrical equipment. If playing an important role on an industrial organization's team is your goal, a career as a journey-level electrician is a great way to reach it. According to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, job opportunities for skilled electricians are expected to be good as demand outpaces the supply of trained workers.

About this apprenticeship

2023-2024 Program Courses

2024-2025 Program Courses


The Industrial Electrician Apprenticeship requires 8,320 work hours - 7,600 on the job and 720 in paid-related instruction. In addition, 8 hours of unpaid-related night school is required.


You can get an idea of what other Lakeshore program graduates are paid by reviewing the Lakeshore graduate follow-up survey.


Approximate costs include tuition ($4,000) and books ($2,000).


Companies in the Lakeshore district who currently employ industrial electricians include:

  • American Orthodontics
  • AMMO Inc.
  • Bemis Manufacturing Co.
  • BW Papersystems
  • Charter Steel
  • Curt G. Joa Inc.
  • Integral Machine Services
  • International Paper
  • Johnsonville Sausage LLC
  • Masters Gallery Foods Inc.
  • Nemak
  • Old Wisconsin Sausage Co.
  • Rockline Industries
  • SACO Polymers
  • The Vollrath Co. LLC
  • Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry

Upon successful completion of this apprenticeship, you will receive:

  1. A Certificate of Completion of paid-related Instruction from Lakeshore
  2. A Certificate of Completion of the Apprenticeship from the Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards
  3. A Journeyworker card from the Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards
  4. Eligibility to transfer 39 credits into a Journeyworker Technical Studies Associate Degree

What are the steps to apply?

Step 1:

You must have a sponsoring employer before receiving an apprentice contract and being invited to school. Discuss with your employer your desire to enter the apprenticeship for this trade. Your employer should contact the local Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards - Apprenticeship Training Representative (ATR) and discuss next steps and procedures. The ATR for our area is:

Ryan Herber - Apprenticeship Training Representative
Lakeshore Technical College
1290 North Avenue
Cleveland, WI 53015-1414
Work: 920.693.1102

Step 2:

Specifics for the apprenticeship contract are worked out between you, your employer, and the ATR (Apprenticeship Training Representative).

Step 3:

Once everything is in order, a Wisconsin Apprentice Contract is issued and you will then be invited to school.

Frequently Asked Questions about apprenticeships