IEC Chesapeake has announced the approval of the online apprenticeship program with self-paced training District of Columbia Apprenticeship Council. The electrical apprenticeship program is a combination of online instruction and on-the-job training over a four-year period. The program is designed to provide apprentices with the necessary theory and practical training to earn the status of electrician.
To complete the program, students must attend 144 hours per year of online instruction and a total of 576 hours, as well as 2000 hours of documented on-the-job training and a total of 8000 hours over the 4-year period. At the end of training, the apprentice receives a Certificate of Completion from the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship.
Students who are interested in taking the online courses must be at least 45 miles away from nearest classroom training site available and have approval from their employer to participate in this live online apprenticeship program.
The IEC Chesapeake Chapter is part of a national trade association that represents 3,000 electrical contractors in 60 chapters across the U.S. IEC Chesapeake, itself, has more than 100 contractor members, as well as over 40 partner members consisting of distributors, industry associates, manufacturer representatives and safety consultants, with members spanning the areas of Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia. The Chesapeake Chapter is active in the areas of Apprenticeship, Continuing Education, Governmental Affairs, Low Voltage, Networking, Renewable Energy, Safety and Workforce Development.