INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS
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The electrical training ALLIANCE (previously called NJATC) was created over 70 years ago as a joint electrical apprenticeship 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.
A Model Program
Over the years, we have continually trained the best craftsperson in the industry without cost to the taxpayers. Students in the electrical training ALLIANCE training programs earn while they learn by doing apprenticeships. Not only does this allow students to earn an income while in school, it also creates new tax revenue for the economy. Each year, participants in the electrical training ALLIANCE programs pay in excess of six hundred million dollars in taxes. This is truly a model program as it takes little to nothing from the taxpayers while training some of the most productive workers in the world who thereby pay tremendous dollars to the country.
Apprenticeship – Earn While you learn
There are four specialty areas where you will find electrical workers.
Outside Linemen- install the distribution and transmission lines that move power from the plant to a factory, a business, or home.
Inside Wiremen-install the power, lighting, controls and other electrical equipment in commercial and industrial buildings.
VDV Installer Technicians-install circuits and equipment for telephones, computer networks, video distribution systems, security and access control systems and other low voltage systems.
Residential Wiremen-specialize in installing all of the electrical systems in single-family and multi-family houses or dwellings.