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
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 LTC program graduates are paid by reviewing the LTC graduate follow-up survey.
Approximate costs include tuition ($4,000) and books ($2,000).
Companies in the LTC district who currently employ industrial electricians include:
- Bemis Manufacturing Co.
- Charter Steel
- Curt G. Joa Inc.
- H. G. Weber & Co. Inc.
- Johnsonville Sausage LLC
- KNM LLC
- Masters Gallery Foods Inc.
- Northern Labs
- Old Wisconsin Sausage Co.
- Rockline Industries
- SACO Polymers
- Scandia Plastics LLC
- Vollrath Co. Inc.
Upon successful completion of this apprenticeship, you will receive:
- A Certificate of Completion of paid-related Instruction from LTC
- A Certificate of Completion of the Apprenticeship from the Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards
- A Journeyworker card from the Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards
- Eligibility to transfer 39 credits into a Journeyworker Technical Studies Associate Degree
What are the steps to apply?
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:
Ms. Lynn O'Shasky - Apprenticeship Training Representative
Lakeshore Technical College
1290 North Avenue
Cleveland, WI 53015-1414
Specifics for the apprenticeship contract are worked out between you, your employer, and the ATR (Apprenticeship Training Representative).
Once everything is in order, a Wisconsin Apprentice Contract is issued and you will then be invited to school.