I.B.E.W. Local #176 Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee
1110 N. 1-55 E. Frontage Road
Joliet, IL 60435
Phone (815) 741-2758
Electricians install, new wiring and repair old wiring in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. They also work with high voltage, data voice systems, and fiber optics.
Requirements & Qualifications for Apprenticeship Interview
- Be a high school graduate or have a GED (copy of GED required).
- Be at least 18 years of age.
- Two semesters of Algebra I (high school or college) with a minimum of a "C" in each semester.
- Be a resident of the jurisdiction of I.B.E.W., Local #176 for one year (Zone 1:Will, Grundy & Zone 2:Kankakee, Bureau Counties, and parts of LaSalle County, Iroquois County, Ford County, Stark County, Putnam County, and Henry Counties).
- Have acceptable physical health as determined by a physician, to be able to safely perform the tasks of a construction electrician, including drug testing.
- Evidence of a qualifying grade on an aptitude test as prescribed by the JATC.
How to Apply
- Complete the application form and return to an AIC representative in an IDES office nearest you. When you apply you will need to fill out their application. Call before going to pick up an application.
- Applications will be taken on the second Monday of every month at the Joint Apprentice and Training Committee Facility, at 1110 N. 155 E Frontage Rd., Joliet, IL, between the hours of 9:30 A.M.- 11:30A.M. and 1:00 - 5:30 P.M..A copy of a valid driver's license will be taken at this time.
- Submit a copy of your birth certificate.
- Submit a copy of GED if applicable.
- You must have your high school furnish this office an official transcript, INCLUDING ATTENDANCE. For other education and training (college, vocation, technical or military) to be considered and evaluated, you must have schools provide official transcripts also. Transcripts MUST be mailed directly from the school.
- Upon request, submit proof of residency, examples; driver's license, school records, and utility bills.
- If selected for the program, candidate must provide proof of a successful physical examination, and will be required to pass drug screening examination.
- Items 2,3, and 4 need not be resubmitted if you are reapplying and have previously submitted them. Check with us to see if that information is with your previous file. Any additional school transcripts since your last application should be sent to us. Steps 2,3,4, and 5 must be completed by the last day in November and all qualifications must be met before you will be considered for an interview.
Notification after All Documents Received
- After all documents and test results are received and evaluated by the committee, you will be notified by mail that you have been granted an interview or that you do not meet the basic requirements for an interview.
Notification Following Oral Interviews
- After all qualifying applicants are interviewed, you will be notified whether you were or were not selected for the program.
- Selections are made in descending order.
Change of Address
- Information concerning the status of your application after all documents are received will be provided only by mail; therefore, you must notify this office of any change of address.
- Work to provide training opportunities may be required in any of the counties covering the jurisdiction of IBEW Local #176 listed above. Apprentices are subject to transfer from job to job anywhere in these counties.
Related Classroom Training
- Related classroom training is mandatory. Classes will be held one - eight hour day every two weeks year round.
- 1st PERIOD - 6 Months (Up to 1000 Hrs) 40% OF JW
- 2nd PERIOD - 6 Months (After 1000 Hrs) 45% OF JW
- 3rd PERIOD - 1 Yr (After 2000 Hrs) 55% OF JW
- 4th PERIOD - 1 Yr (After 3500 Hrs) 65% OF JW
- 5th PERIOD - 1 Yr (After 5000 Hrs) 80% OF JW
- 6th PERIOD - 1 Yr (After 6500 Hrs) 90% OF JW
- Average Journeyman's wage rate = $27.22/Hr. (2000)
- Electricians work both indoors and out in extreme conditions. Sometimes work must be done in confined spaces and there is exposure to toxic and hazardous conditions. Also, the hours worked are dictated by the customer's needs.
Length of Apprenticeship
Five (5) years
- Apprentices spend two nights per week for ten weeks in the classroom and then one night per week for 26 weeks.
- Apprentices work five days a week receiving on-the-job training.
- Health & Welfare, Pension (Local and International), Vacation