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The Best in the Electrical Industry

When you choose contractors represented by NECA and IBEW electricians for your next electrical construction project, you can be sure that you’re getting a professional team of experts. That’s because NECA and IBEW have made a mutual commitment to quality and safety through excellence in training. NECA and IBEW jointly fund and operate an apprenticeship training program which provides experienced, skilled, certified electricians for the electrical construction industry.

Our union electricians are the best trained in the industry, completing 10,000 hours of training in the classroom and on the job. Our journeymen electricians continually update their knowledge with ongoing education to stay at the forefront of the latest technology, code changes, and safety procedures.

As evidence of their unsurpassed skills, our electricians wear the Certification Card as proof of their training and qualifications. This card is only given to IBEW electricians who are participating in or have completed the demanding apprenticeship training program.

All of our instructors have extensive knowledge and experience in the electrical construction industry. This level of quality instruction means that IBEW journeymen remain up-to-date in new and changing technology and provide quality, state-of-the-art work to meet our customers’ expanding needs. The Training Center is also on the forefront of emerging technologies. It was the first in the country to train journeymen using the wiring standards established in the Lucent Technologies Course, a telecommunications program offered by the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (NJATC).

The Northeastern Illinois NECA/IBEW Training Program provides training in the following areas:

  • Residential Electrical Training – This program covers the installation of electrical systems within residential units, including power, lighting, television, telephone and data.
  • Inside Electrical Training – This specialty program teaches the distribution and installation of electrical power for lighting, heat and motor control. Apprentices also master the areas of industrial/commercial lighting, transformers, instrumentation, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), process control, planned automation and robotics.
  • Telecommunications Training – Technician/Installers learn to install closed-circuit television, security systems, satellite, internal/external fiber optic cable and T-1 and Category 5 cable installation. Testing, certifying and troubleshooting both Local and Wide Area Networks and networking and integrating telecommunications systems are essential components of our Telecommunications Training Program. Our apprentices also train to install both wire and fiber optic voice and data transmission systems.





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