Our Electrical Apprenticeship Program for 2023-2024 has started and we won’t be taking applications until April 1, 2024 for our 2024-2025 program year.
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Apprenticeship Program U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Bureau of Apprenticeship Training (BAT), IEC Apprenticeship Program

Apprentice Program

Our brick and mortar training center is located in Cedar Lake, Indiana and we also have the area’s only online training program as well.

During the 4 year program, apprentices that attend our electrical apprenticeship training program and are employed by Midwest IEC Contractor Members, will have over 500 hours of in-school training and 8000 hours of on-the-job training (OJT). Upon completion of the program, our apprentices are issued a Journeyman license by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Minimum Requirements

  • Must be 18 years old.
  • Must have valid driver’s license.
  • Must provide copy of high school diploma, GED, or college transcripts.
  • Must have valid email address, internet access, computer and/or smartphone.
  • Must pass drug screening

Earn While You Learn

Attend class one night a week while you earn wages from your employer during the day. You can graduate from our program debt-free!

Are You a Veteran?

Our program is recognized by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Veterans may use their GI Bill based upon honorable discharge (DD214) or active reserves.

To learn more about our programs, click a program on the upper right hand side (down below on mobile).

  • Aroma Park
  • Beecher
  • Beverly Shores
  • Bonfield
  • Bourbonnais
  • Bradley
  • Braidwood
  • Brook
  • Buckingham
  • Calumet City
  • Cedar Lake
  • Channahon
  • Chicago
  • Chicago Heights
  • Crete
  • Dixmoor
  • Dolton
  • Dyer
  • East Chicago
  • East Hazel Crest
  • Elwood
  • Essex
  • Frankfort
  • Gary
  • Glenwood
  • Goodland
  • Grant Park
  • Griffith
  • Hammond
  • Harvey
  • Hebron
  • Herscher
  • Homewood
  • Hopkins Park
  • Irwin
  • Kentland
  • Kouts
  • Lake Dalecarlia
  • Lake Village
  • Lansing
  • Manhattan
  • Manteno
  • Markham
  • Matteson
  • Momence
  • Monee
  • Morocco
  • Mount Ayr
  • New Chicago
  • Ogden Dunes
  • Olympia Fields
  • Park Forest
  • Peotone
  • Porter
  • Posen
  • Reddick
  • Richton Park
  • Sammons Point
  • Sauk Village
  • Schererville
  • Schneider
  • Shelby
  • South Holland
  • St. John
  • Sun River Terrace
  • Symerton
  • Thornton
  • Tinley Park
  • Union Hill
  • University Park
  • Valparaiso
  • Wheeler
  • Whiting
  • Winfield

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  • Privacy Act Statement

    The Information request herein is a voluntary disclosure and is used for Apprentice Program Statistical Purposes and will only be disclosed in accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act (Privacy Act 0f 1974- P.L - 93-579)

  • Notice To Applicants

    This organization does not require a pre-acceptance medical examination, but the contractor members of this organization do reserve the right to require drug testing and/or a medical examination after an offer of employment is made to an applicant. Offers of employment are conditioned upon the passing of a drug test for the purpose of detecting the illegal use of drugs. Also, if an employment offer is made, you may be asked to answer certain medical questions. An applicant will not be excluded from employment unless they have medical conditions that prohibit their ability to perform the essential job functions of electrical apprentice, with or without reasonable accommodations.

  • Representations & Waivers

    Read the following conditions. If you have any questions regarding the conditions, you should ask for a full explanation or clarification from the IEC office (219-900-0091). Signify your understanding and specific acceptance of each condition by your signature in the space provided at the end of this form.

    I hereby authorize the Independent Electrical Contractors Association to investigate any and all statements contained in this application. I hereby consent to the IEC Association conducting any checks concerning by background which are deemed necessary, advisable or helpful by the IEC Association (except contracting my current employer, unless permission is granted above). I understand that failure to produce a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record will not prohibit my acceptance into the program but may limit the ability of the IEC to place me with a member. I may be required to submit to a drug test. I hereby consent to a drug test and waive any and all objections I might otherwise have to such a drug test. I understand that all statements made this application are true and complete to the best of my knowledge and without mental reservations. I understand that falsification of this application may result in my not being considered for acceptance or, in the event that I am accepted by the Independent Electrical Contractors Association, in my dismissal from the program.

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