IBEW Local 520 provides quality training through an electrical apprenticeship
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers was founded for a number of reasons, including the right to train a workforce of highly skilled electricians.
IBEW Local 520, through the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee, proudly trains the region’s top licensed electricians.
A large number of IBEW Local 520 electricians start their careers as apprentices.
As apprentices, they receive on-the-job training in order to learn the trade from experienced journeymen. In addition to completing a certain number of on-the-job hours, apprentices must also complete a set number of classroom hours. Apprentices must attend these classes, which are taught by accredited professionals, who have experience in teaching and working as an electrician.
Once electricians complete the five-year apprenticeship program, they become journeymen and receive a pay raise.
Journeymen electricians are encouraged to continue their training. Upgrade courses are available so journeymen can obtain the latest and most advanced electrical industry certifications.
This allows them to stay up-to-date on the latest industry technology, trends and tools.
High quality training leads to highly skilled electricians, who can complete the job on time and do the work correctly the first time.
Also, both apprentices and journeymen receive industry leading OSHA training to help keep them safe on jobsites.
IBEW Local 520 is proud to partner with the Central Texas Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) to fund the Austin Electrical Training Alliance (AustinETA), which is a state-of-the-art facility, located in Austin, where the area’s top electricians are trained.