Industrial Electrician Apprenticeship

Electricity powers industry. Keeping electrical equipment running is critical to the bottom line. The Industrial Electrician Apprenticeship program is an employer-sponsored, hands-on training program in which you'll learn to maintain and repair many different types of electrical equipment. If playing an important role on an industrial organization's team is your goal, a career as a journey-level electrician is a great way to reach it. According to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, job opportunities for skilled electricians are expected to be good as demand outpaces the supply of trained workers.

About this apprenticeship

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2014-2015 Program Courses

Hours
The Industrial Electrician Apprenticeship requires 8,320 work hours- 7,600 on the job and 720 in paid related instruction. In addition, 8 hours of unpaid related night school is required.

Wages
You can get an idea of what other LTC program graduates are paid by reviewing the LTC graduate follow up survey.

Costs
Approximate costs include tuition ($3,400) and books ($3,000).

Employers
Companies in the Manitowoc/Sheboygan area that have employed industrial electricians in the past include:

  • Alliant Energy Edgewater
  • Nemak
  • Aurora Medical Center
  • Next Era Energy Point Beach
  • Bemis Manufacturing
  • Pemco Inc.
  • Curt G. Joa, Inc.
  • PolyOne Corp.
  • Charter Steel
  • Rockline Industries
  • International Paper Co.
  • Saco Polymers
  • H.G. Weber and Co. Inc.
  • Sargento Foods Inc.
  • Johnsonville Sausage LLC
  • The Vollrath Company Inc.
  • Masters Gallery Foods Inc


Upon successful completion of this apprenticeship, you will receive:

  1. A Certificate of Completion of Paid Related Instruction from LTC
  2. A Certificate of Completion of the Apprenticeship from the Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards
  3. A Journey-Worker card from the Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards
  4. Eligibility to transfer 39 credits into a Journey-Worker Technical Studies Associate Degree.

What are the steps to apply?

Step 1:
You must have a sponsoring employer before receiving an apprentice contract and being invited to school. Discuss with your employer your desire to enter the apprenticeship for this trade. Your employer should contact the local Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards- Apprenticeship Training Representative (ATR) and discuss next steps and procedures. The ATR for our area is:

Ms. Sandra Destree- Apprenticeship Training Representative
Lakeshore Technical College
1290 North Avenue
Cleveland, WI 53015-1414

Work: 920.693.1102
Cell: 920.901.1764

Email: sandra.destree@dwd.wisconsin.gov

Step 2:
Specifics for the apprenticeship contract are worked out between you, your employer and the ATR (Apprenticeship Training Representative).

Step 3:
Once everything is in order, a Wisconsin Apprentice Contract is issued and you will than be invited to school.

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