Electrical Industry Training Center2300 Hampton Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri 63139
THE IBEW LOCAL 1’s WORLD CLASS TRAINING
The IBEW/NECA Electrical Industry Training Center is the Midwest’s largest resource for skilled electrical workers.
The Training Center is jointly managed through a labor-management partnership between the IBEW Local 1 and the St Louis Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA).
Our mission is to train and educate apprentices and journey-level electricians and telecommunications technicians to the highest level of quality, skill, integrity, value, and safety in the industry.
It is estimated that at any given time 500 apprentices, or 15% of the existing IBEW workforce, are progressing through the programs with an additional 300-500 journey-level members attending continuing education classes.
There are several unique aspects of our Earn While You Learn registered commercial-industrial electrical apprenticeship program that sets it apart from programs offered in other construction trade specialties. Our apprentices are paid for their time in the classroom. Their pay, along with the operation of the center, is fully funded through our labor-management partnership at no expense to the taxpayers.
As our apprentices progress through the program they are closely monitored to ensure they receive a diversity of work experience. Employers and journey-level mentors regularly evaluate the performance of the apprentices they supervise.
More than 96% of our apprentices graduate to receive journey-level certification from the US Department of Labor.
The Center’s 6 full-time & 20 part-time journey-level instructors are certified by the Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (DESE).
Full-time instructors sharpen their instructional skills and review emerging technologies during an annual weeks-long training at the National Training Institute and are continually working in concert with personnel from NTI affiliated centers across the country to enhance the curriculum to meet the ever-changing advances in the industry.
The facility is equipped with the finest array of state-of-the-art technology and equipment in the country. Hands-on labs include motor control, pipe bending, welding, electronics, fire-alarm, structured cabling, programmable logic controllers, high-voltage, BIM modeling, craft certification, and photovoltaics.
Apprentices completing the commercial-industrial electrical apprenticeship qualify for up to 49 hours of college credit. The credits can be applied to an array of degree programs. Participating institutions include: Fontbonne University, Jefferson College, Lindenwood College, Logan College of Chiropractic Medicine, Maryville University, Mineral Area College, Louis Community College, Saint Louis University, University of Missouri-Columbia and Rolla, and Webster University.
The center has received numerous awards for excellence from the St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers, the local arm of the Business Roundtable.
We are proud of our program and our graduates. Our effort to bridge the divide and grow a more diverse workforce are unmatched in the unionized construction industry in St. Louis.
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