Residential Training Program

This program is a 4-year training program with standards approved in the State of Maryland, Commonwealth of Virginia and the District of Columbia. The program requires that each trainee receive 8,000 hours of on the job training with the supervision of a qualified journeyman electrician. All job placements are made by the Washington D.C. Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee and individuals work with contractors who are signatory to Local Union 26.

After two years of on the job training individuals are required to complete 180 hours of classroom related instruction. This instruction is set up in the following manner over a two-year period. Each trainee attends school one night a week for two and one half hours. They attend this training from the months of September to May during their last two years in the program. While attending this training the trainees will be taught the curriculum which is set in place by the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (NJATC). This curriculum consists of the following:

  • AC THEORY
  • DC THEORY
  • JOB SAFETY
  • HISTORY OF THE IBEW AND NECA
  • BLUEPRINT READING
  • NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE

Individuals in this program will receive pay increases during the course of the training based on the amount of work hours they have successfully completed while in the program. Those raises are set in the following increments:
 

45% $12.20/hr. 1st Period
Completion of 1000 hours O.J.T.
50% $13.56/hr. 2nd Period
Completion of 1000 hours O.J.T.
55% $14.91/hr. 3rd Period
Completion of 1000 hours O.J.T.
60% $16.27/hr. 4th Period
Completion of 1000 hours O.J.T.
65% $17.62/hr. 5th Period
Completion of 1000 hours O.J.T. and satisfactory school performance
70% $18.98/hr. 6th Period
Completion of 1000 hours O.J.T. and satisfactory school performance
75% $20.33/hr. 7th Period
Completion of 1000 hours O.J.T. and satisfactory school performance
80% $21.69/hr. 8th Period
Completion of 1000 hours O.J.T. and satisfactory school performance

The rate of pay for an individual who completes the 4-year training program is based on the amount of Jurisdictional Electrical Licenses they receive.
 

1 License 2 Licenses 3 Licenses

$27.11/hr.
Paid Benefits

$27.61/hr.
Paid Benefits
$28.11/hr.
Paid Benefits