What being a Electrician is about

Electricians assemble, install, test, and repair all electrical systems in all types of buildings, from homes and small office buildings to hospitals and heavy industrial environments.  The Electrician plans the lay out and installs the electrical wiring, conduit, cabling, and controls for fixtures, heating and cooling systems, lighting systems, fire alarm systems, and any electrical equipment according to job specifications.  The work is active and strenuous with much of the work being done in awkward positions which require stooping, bending, reaching or climbing.  The work may be inside or out, in cramped quarters, or possibly at great heights.  Electricians are highly trained and skilled and must have a natural aptitude for using tools and understanding the intricacies of electrical science.  Electricians must work safely and intelligently to protect themselves from electrical hazards.   

General Qualifications

  • Age 18 or older
  • Minimum Education: High School Diploma or GED
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Must be able to pass drug screen
  • Good physical condition
  • Enjoys working with math problems and has strong problem solving abilities.
  • Recommended High School Courses: General Math, Algebra, Geometry, General Science and Trigonometry
  • One full credit of Algebra/two semesters with a “C” or better

Electrician Apprenticeship Program

  • Applicant must complete a personal interview and receive a qualifying score on the Aptitude test.
  • Length of Indentureship (Apprenticeship): 5 years
  • Minimum hours of related classroom training: 200 hours/year. 
  • Indentured to the Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee and assigned to an electrical contractor. 
  • Length of probationary period: 12 months or 2,000 hours. 
  • The term of apprenticeship shall not be less than 8,000 hours of employment. 
  • An Associate’s Degree in Applied Science from Ivy Tech is earned upon completion of program.

How to Apply

Applications accepted Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

South Bend & Vicinity Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee
56365 Peppermint Rd.
South Bend, IN 46619
(574) 233-1721

Additional Apprenticeship Options Available:

VDV (Voice-Data-Video) - 3 years
Residential – 3 years