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 youre getting a professional team of experts. Thats
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
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
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.