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Please see the "RECRUITMENT" page for open recruitments.  Please check back frequently for updates on recruitment for the Inside Wireperson Apprenticeship Program if no recruitment is open at this time.

What is the Inside Wireperson Apprenticeship Program?

The Inside Wireperson Apprenticeship Program is designed to train apprentices to become licensed journey-workers who will go on to take their EJ License Examinations upon program completion.  

How long is the program?

The Inside Wireperson (Electrician) Apprenticeship Program consists of 10,000 hours (approximately 5 years) of on-the-job training supplemented by 800 hours of related classroom instruction.

How do I apply?

Applications are only accepted during periods of open recruitment.  Please check back frequently as we will post when open recruitment is both online on this website and in the local newspapers.

How often is recruitment?

Recruitment is done on an as needed basis.

About the Inside Wireperson Apprenticeship Program

Inside Wireperson use many and varied hand-and power-assisted tools to install conduit, wiring, fixtures, devices and electrical apparatus within commercial, industrial and residential buildings.

Scope of Work

This trade requires physical effort on the part of the apprentice to accomplish the following tasks:
•Ladder and scaffold climbing.
•Pulling, pushing, crawling, crouching.
•Working in cramped and confined quarters.
•Lifting 25- to 50- pound objects on a fairly consistent basis.
•Ability to closely follow specific instructions, especially safety directions.

Minimum Requirements

•Age 18+
•High School Diploma or GED
•Show evidence of successful completion of one full-year of high school Algebra 1 or higher or successful completion of the on-line NJATC Tech Math Course (http://www.njatc.utk.edu/techmath.htm)
•Pass the industry aptitude test to qualify for oral interview.
•Must be capably fit to perform the duties of the trade.
•Must be a United States citizen to work on U.S. Military Bases.

Term of Apprenticeship

The Wireperson Apprenticeship Program consists of 10,000 hours (approximately 5-years) of on-the-job training supplemented by 800 hours of related classroom instruction.

Apprentice Step/Period

Wages based on percentage of Journeyworker Rate.  As of 08/23/15, current Journeyworker Rate is $43.05.
1st Step       (0 – 1000 hrs)           35%
2nd Step      (1001 – 2000 hrs)     40%
3rd Step       (2001 – 3000 hrs)     45%
4th Step       (3001 – 4000 hrs)     50%
5th Step       (4001 – 5000 hrs)     55%
6th Step       (5001 – 6000 hrs)     60%
7th Step       (6001 – 7000 hrs)     65%
8th Step       (7001 – 8000 hrs)     70%
9th Step       (8001 – 9000 hrs)     80%
10th Step     (9001 – 10000 hrs)   90% 

What do I do if I still have questions?

You may call our office at 808-847-0629 if you still have questions.  Neighbor Islands may call toll-free at 800-622-3830.