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.

PROGRAMS OFFERED:

INSIDE JOURNEYMAN-WIREMAN

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.


VOICE-DATA-VIDEO TECHNICIANS

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.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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

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Upcoming Events

April 2019

Wednesday, April 24, 5pm – IBEW Local 96 Motorcycle Club
Friday, April 26, 10am – LU 96 Retiree Group at Union Hall

May 2019

Monday, May 6, 6pm – LU 96 Union Member Meeting at the Union Hall
Tuesday, May 7, 5pm - 9pm – CT Code Update Class at the Union Hall
Thursday, May 9, First Aid/CPR/AED Class at the Union Hall
Friday, May 10, 6pm – RENEW Committee at the Union Hall
Tuesday, May 14, 5pm - Building Corp. Meeting at the Union Hall
Tuesday, May 28, 6pm – LU 96 Executive Board Meeting at the Union Hall
Wednesday, May 29, 5pm – LU 96 Motorcycle Club at the Union Hall
Thursday, May 30, 10am – LU 96 Retiree Group at the Union Hall

June 2019

Monday, June 3, 6pm – LU 96 Union Member Meeting at the Union Hall
Friday, June 11, 6pm – RENEW Committee at the Union Hall
Tuesday, June 25, 6pm – LU 96 Executive Board Meeting at the Union Hall
Wednesday, June 26, 5pm – IBEW Local 96 Motorcycle Club at the Union Hall
Thursday, June 27, 10am – LU 96 Retiree Group at the Union Hall

July 2019

Monday, July 1, 6pm – LU 96 Union Member Meeting at the Union Hall
Friday, July 12, 6pm – RENEW Committee at the Union Hall
Tuesday, July 16, 5pm - Building Corp. Meeting at the Union Hall
Tuesday, July 23, 6pm – LU 96 Executive Board Meeting at the Union Hall
Thursday, July 25, 10am – LU 96 Retiree Group at the Union Hall
Wednesday, July 31, 5pm – LU 96 Motorcycle Club at the Union Hall