IBEW & the Electrical Training Alliance
Through a cooperative partnership between IBEW 520 and the Central Texas chapter of NECA, funding is provided to the Austin Electrical Training Alliance (AETA) to provide low-cost training to men and women interested in joining the electrical trade.
The Austin ETA (formerly known as the Austin JATC) is committed to providing our community with a well-trained and highly skilled workforce. The rigorous five (5) year apprenticeship program run by the AETA provides a competitive advantage for our signatory contractors by graduating extremely competent Journeymen that are ready to hit the ground running.
The Austin ETA also provides continuing education for Journeyman, Construction Wireman and Construction Electricians in the industry.
This unique partnership between IBEW and NECA is a model for creating a symbiotic and profitable relationship between labor and management.