IEC New York Chapter Inc manages:
  • the NYS DOL Registered 5-Year Electrical Apprenticeship Program
  • IEC Electrical & Systems Training Series Courses, which include:
    • Fire Alarm
    • Theory
    • Motor Controls
    • Effective Leadership Skills

Any other continuing education, training seminars, Code updates, Safety training, etc. are managed through Nationwide Electrical Education Services.

IEC New York Chapter Electrical Apprenticeship Program

The cornerstone of IEC New York Chapter is the Electrical Apprenticeship Program – which in New York State is a 5-year program.

With a growing shortage of qualified electrical workers, it has never been a better time to join the electrical industry. There are plenty of job opportunities available in this high demand field. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), electricians are projected to grow 7% from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations.

The IEC National curriculum is accredited by the US Dept of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship. This allows students enrolled in any IEC Electrical Apprenticeship Program to earn up to 41 college credits. The vast majority of apprentices are employed while they attend our program; many electrical contractors will pay for their employees’ schooling. Nationally, IEC apprenticeship graduates typically earn $40,000-50,000 after graduation, with little or no school debt.

IEC New York Chapter’s Electrical Apprenticeship Program is a NYS Dept of Labor registered apprenticeship program.

Enroll in the IEC New York Chapter Electrical Apprenticeship Program and earn while you learn! IEC New York Chapter’s Electrical Apprenticeship Program combines on-the-job training and formal technical instruction you need to prepare you for this high-demand field. This means you get paid to work while you receive a top-notch education in the electrical field.

WHAT MAKES IEC’S APPRENTICE TRAINING PROGRAM SUCCESSFUL?
  • Commitment to Quality Education
  • Highly Qualified Educator, Contractor, and Electrician Teaching Teams
  • High-Quality Resource Materials
  • Product Training and Support from Major Equipment Manufacturers
  • 180 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 (900 classroom hours total over 5 years) 
  • 1,640 hours of on-the-job training per year (8,200 on-the-job hours total over 5 years)

While state and local requirements determine the exact duration of training, during a five-year period, an apprentice electrician in a NYS Dept of Labor registered program will receive at least 8,200 hours of paid on-the-job training and a minimum of 900 hours of related technical instruction covering topics such as:

  • Safety, First Aid, and CPR
  • Fire Alarm, Signaling, and Life Safety Systems
  • Mechanical Skills
  • Lighting Systems
  • Electrical Skills
  • Transformers
  • Electrical Theory
  • Motors and Control
  • Codes and Standards
  • Residential, Commercial, and Industrial Wiring
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