What we know at the I.B.E.W. is our industry requires skill and passion to do the a job right and on time. What we know is that our craft needs and requires electricians to be trained the right way.


  1. Skilled Trades Workers
  2. Drivers
  3. Engineers
  4. Mechanics
  5. IT Staff
  6. Nurses
  7. Sales Representatives
  8. Machinists/Machine Operators
  9. Accounting & Finance Staff
  10. Teachers

We are an industry of checks, balances, insurance policies and government regulation, so understanding ONLY occurs when labor is properly educated.

Here’s what you get when you hire an I.B.E.W, electrician on your job site:

  1. Our trained labor force isn’t simply book trained. We have on the job experience. Before we earn a Journeymen’s license, our membership spent 10,000 hours on a job site and in the classroom, meaning the application of the job isn’t simply a books explanation. It’s experience!
  2. In an recent research study, conducted by Independent Project Analysis Incorporated, CEO Ed Merrow points out a union-trained workforce is 17 percent more productive than their non-union counterparts. Put another way, every dollar spent hiring union labor returns $1.17 to those investing the capital.
  3. Obtain training in all established and emerging technologies, participate in continuing education and training to ensure responsiveness to an owners' present and future needs.
  4. Apply technological innovations to reduce costs, improve quality, and expedite production and service, and take advantage of technology and other tools to customize training to meet the specific needs of facility owners and buyers of construction.
  5. The Construction Wireman/Construction Electrican(CW/CE) program is an alternative pathway for the individual in the Electrical Industry to achieve the coveted Journeyman Inside Wireman’s classification. It was, and is, designed for the individual who has acquired some "hands on" experience but lacks the classroom education parameters associated with the Apprenticeship program.

Upon entering the CW/CE program the individual will take a Skills Assessment or "Skills Evaluation". The Skills Evaluation is used to assess the skill level of the individual who is wanting to join the IBEW. It is a "hands on" timed event covering the basic skills and knowledge that a Journeyman should have. It will cover 7 areas:

  • Conduit
  • Devices
  • Panel Wiring
  • Lighting/Lighting Control
  • Motor control
  • Transformers
  • Blueprints
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