Electrical apprenticeships last for five years, with the apprentice taking on more responsibility and earning a higher wage each year. Apprentices completing the program are known as Journeymen Inside Wireman (JIW) electricians . The apprentice learns the skills of the trade through on-the-job training, working alongside these experienced journeymen who pass on the skills that they have learned over the years. In addition to the on-the-job training, the apprentice receives related classroom instruction that produces competency and prepares the apprentice to successfully pass the state exam and receive their state license.

Another true advantage to apprenticeship is you earn while you learn. Apprentices start earning a livable wage as soon as they start working. They receive pay advancements throughout their apprenticeship based on performance.

Journeyman Inside Electricians work primarily in commercial and industrial settings wiring office buildings, building power plants, performing diverse service work, etc. The training program exposes them to a wide variety of electrical installations so they are prepared to perform the full range of work in commercial/industrial construction.