Apprenticeship Opportunities

The Worcester Joint Apprenticeship & Training Program was set up by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local Union 96 and the Central Massachusetts Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) over forty years ago.

Our mission is to educate and train the members of the IBEW so we may provide our signatory contractors with apprentices, trainees, technicians, and journeymen who have superior skills, knowledge, and abilities; making them leaders in the electrical industry.

The Worcester Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee oversees the program and is made up of three trustees from the IBEW and three trustees from NECA.

The Program has a full-time training director, an administrative assistant, six instructors dedicated to apprentice and trainee education and four others who instruct continuing education classes. The electrical apprentices and voice/data/video trainees attend school two nights a week, for over 160 hours a year; and are also required to do community service for each year of their schooling.

Our instructors and committee members are active in all aspects of the electrical industry.   It is with their combined knowledge and backgrounds that we are able come together and provide the highest level of training and education to those working in the electrical industry in Central Massachusetts.



This classification is responsible for the installation of all electrical system wiring and equipment required by commercial, industrial, and residential buildings.

Requirements:  Complete 5 years of schooling, 8,000 hours of on-the-job training, and obtain a Massachusetts Journeyman Electrician license.


This classification is responsible for the installation of all equipment and wiring associated with communications, computer, security, and video systems.

Requirements:  Complete 3 years of schooling and 8,000 hours of on-the-job training.


  • Age: Minimum age of eighteen (18) years
  • Health: Physically capable of performing the work
  • Testing: Aptitude test administered by the Eletrical Training Alliance
  • Education:
    High school diploma, GED, or HiSet Certificate accepted
    One year of algebra with a passing grade of C
  • Residency requirements: Must reside within the jurisdiction of Local 96 (Central Massachusetts)
  • Valid Massachusetts Driver’s License 
  • Application Period:
    Monday through Friday
    8:30am to 4:00pm
  • Apply at: IBEW Local 96, 242 Mill Street, Worcester, MA 01602

Please note:
All Applications must be complete and submitted by February 28, 2019 in order to be considered for the 2019-2020 School Year


Upcoming Events

March 2019

Tuesday, March 26, 6pm – LU 96 Executive Board Meeting at Union Hall
Wednesday, March 27, 5pm – LU 96 Motorcycle Club
Thursday, March 28, 10am – LU 96 Retiree Group at Union Hall

April 2019

Monday, April 1, 6pm – LU 96 Union Member Meeting at Union Hall
Friday, April 12, 6pm – RENEW Committee at the Union Hall
Tuesday, April 23, 6pm – LU 96 Executive Board Meeting at Union Hall
Wednesday, April 24, 5pm – IBEW Local 96 Motorcycle Club
Thursday, April 25, 10am – LU 96 Retiree Group at Union Hall