Earn while you learn, excellent wage rates, and paid benefits.
What more could you ask for!
It Pays to be Union!
The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) jointly sponsor apprenticeship training programs that offer you the opportunity to earn wages and benefits while you learn the skills needed for a trade that can be both challenging and rewarding.
The SEJATC provides training for Apprentices and Journeymen in the organized electrical industry within the Local 246 jurisdiction.
Find Your Future
There are four primary specialties in electrical work. By far, Inside Wireman is the largest of the four. Nationally, the Inside Wiremen position has over 200,000 Journeymen and Apprentices who are members of the IBEW. Just as important, though fewer in number, are the Outside Linemen, Residential Wiremen, and Telecommunications Installer-Technicians.
We offer apprenticeship and training in the following areas:
The Inside Apprentices attend classes two evenings a week, nine months a year for classroom instruction and 1800 hours a year of on-the-job training. In addition, through an articulation agreement with Eastern Gateway Community College, our Apprentices attend courses to graduate with an Associate of Technical Study in Electrical Trades Technology. At the end of your apprenticeship you have no student loans to pay back and you have been making money the whole time you have been in school.
The Inside program costs $500.00 a year and the Residential program cost $300.00 a year. What College can you attend for just $500.00 a year? The answer is none!
Wages and Benefits
As union members, we bargain collectively with our employers over wages, benefits, and rights. We have the best chance of receiving better wages, benefits and fair treatment in the workplace by bargaining collectively as a union. Wage Rate is based on the guidelines of the collective bargaining agreement between the Steubenville Division, North Central Ohio Chapter, N.E.C.A, and Local Union 246, I.B.E.W. You will receive pay raises based on you progress in the classroom and on-the-job.
Paid benefits include:
Health & Welfare
Earning an Associate’s Degree
Through our agreements with Eastern Gateway Community College apprentices are awarded an Associate of Technical Study (Type-B) in Electrical Trades Technology at Eastern Gateway Community College for the completion of our five-year curriculum.
Apprentices enrolled in our 5 year Inside Wireman program are also registered as Eastern Gateway Community College students as outlined in our Contract Training Services Agreement. There is no cost to the apprentice for this benefit. Under an agreement with the Steubenville Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (IBEW. – NECA), a graduate of the five-year Inside Apprenticeship program may seek an Associate of Technical Study (Type-B) in Electrical Trades Technology at Eastern Gateway Community College. Under this agreement, an apprenticeship graduate completing the five-year program will earn 65 credit hours.
Apprentices completing the Residential program will earn 40 credit hours for completion of the three-year program. Apprentices interested in using these credits towards a degree should contact Eastern Gateway for options.