ELECTRICIAN

Inside Wireman

Open Shop

Electricians work in all phases of the electrical construction and service industry including both installation and maintenance. Inside Wiremen install conduits and wiring in small and large commercial installations up to and including high-rise buildings.

SELECT AN APPRENTICESHIP LOCATION

Construction Industry Training Council

Step 1: Verify Eligibility

Required Qualifications
  • 18 years of age
  • Physically able
  • High School diploma/GED
  • High School algebra or equivalent
  • Scheig Utility worker aptitude test
Step 2: Apply
Apply
  • Contact Bellevue Office to apply
  • Provide copy of DD-214 and proof of education and age
  • Complete interview
    * Veterans can apply through Helmets to Hardhats
    * Veterans
    may qualify for direct entry and immediate placement in ranked pool of eligible applicants
Applicant Pool
  • Placed in pool of eligible applicants
  • Ranked based on interview
  • Offered employment based on rank order 
Step 3: Start
Apprenticeship
  • 8,000 hours / 4 years on-the-job training
  • Minimum of 200 hours of education each year through training facility or local college
Wages
  • Start at 40% of current journeyperson’s rate.
  • Gain 5-10% pay increase after every 1,000 hours of on-the-job training (approx. 6 months) plus required schooling.
  • Full 100% journeyperson’s pay after completing the program.
Starting Hourly Base Rate:
1. Minimum Base Rate
Region 1:  Western WA     $14.21
Region 2:  Eastern WA      $11.96
Region 3:  Southern WA   $12.60
Region 4:  Central WA       $12.88
Map of regions here
2. Plus GI Bill® Housing Allowance
Housing allowance can be found using the GI Bill® Comparison Tool

SEARCH SCHOOL NAMECONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY TNG COUNCIL

Northwest Institute of Electrical Technology

Region Covered
Step 1: Verify Eligibility

Required Qualifications
  • 18 years of age
  • High School diploma/GED
  • High School algebra or equivalent
  • Pass math placement test
  • May be required to pass drug screening test
  • May be required to possess valid driver’s license
Step 2: Apply
Apply
  • Complete math placement test at Training Facility
  • Submit application to Training Facility during posted openings
  • Provide copy of DD-214, proof of education and age, math placement results, and any supporting documents including course certificates and letters of recommendation
Applicant Pool
  • Placed in pool of eligible applicants
  • Ranked based on application, education, experience, and supporting documents
  • Offered employment based on rank order
Step 3: Start
Apprenticeship
  • 8,000 hours / 4-5 years on-the-job training
  • Minimum of 144 hours of education each year through Training Facility
Wages
  • Start at 40% of current journeyperson’s rate.
  • Gain 5-10% pay increase after every 1,000 hours of on-the-job training (approx. 6 months) plus required schooling.
  • Full 100% journeyperson’s pay after completing the program
Starting Hourly Pay:
 $14.48 + Benefits + Optional Housing Allowance
Housing allowance can be found using the GI Bill® Comparison Tool
SEARCH SCHOOL NAMEAREA I INSIDE ELECTRICAL JATC

Go to Union Inside Wireman 1

Local 46 – Kent, WA
Local 76 – Tacoma, WA
Local 191 – Everett, WA

Go to Union Inside Wireman 2

Local 48 – Portland, OR
Local 73 – Spokane, WA
Local 112 – Kennewick, WA

Calculate Starting Pay With GI Bill ®

Estimated Wage Calculator

All calculations based on a 160 hours/month work schedule.

*Contact union local for updated wage information.

GI Bill Usage Breakdown:
100% – 1-6 months
80% – 6-12 months
60% – 12-18 months
40% – 18-24 months
20% – 24-30 months
*Usage Optional
Eligible veterans in an approved Apprenticeship Program can use their GI Bill® benefit and receive a tax-free stipend on a monthly basis. The Post 9/11 GI Bill® stipend is the equivalent of the Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) of an E-5 with dependents (based on the zip code of the training facility) which is paid addition to normal wages. Refer to the chart below to understand how Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefits are paid, or consult the VA website www.benefits.va.gov/gibill (Link) to see how other VA chapters are paid for Apprenticeship Training.