1. Five (5) year Inside (Commercial / Industrial) Electrician Apprenticeship
  2. Three (3) year Residential Electrician Apprenticeship
  3. Three (3) year Telecommunications Apprenticeship


Electricians install and repair electrical systems in residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Lighting, power, security, telecommunications, electrical motors, transformers and building automation components all operate through electrical systems assembled, installed, and wired by electricians.

Electricians sometimes work at heights, in confined spaces and often out in the elements. Electricians are required to follow blueprints, specifications and the National Electrical Code. To install wiring, Electrical Workers may bend, fit, and fasten conduit (pipe or tubing) systems in a variety of applications.

For safety, electricians strictly follow the requirements of the National Electrical Code and, in addition, must comply with state, county and municipal code requirements.




Apprentices in the Inside (Commercial) program complete over 8,000 hours of on-the-job training and a minimum of 180 hours of classroom instruction. Residential and Telecommunications apprentices complete over 6,000 hours of on-the-job training and a minimum of 160 hours of classroom instruction.

Apprentices attend classes a minimum of 5 times a year for one week at a time, Monday – Friday.



The starting wage for apprentices varies by program and is between 40 – 65% of Journeyworker wages. Benefits include: Health insurance, pension plan, training and education.



  • Must be at least 17 years old at the time of application and 18 years old when placed for employment
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Must have completed one year of high school algebra or one semester of college algebra with a passing grade
  • Obtain a score of 4 or higher on the Electrical Trades Aptitude test
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Successfully pass a Drug Screen



Applications are accepted year round at the training center. The hours are Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The recruitment, selection, employment, and training of the apprentice shall be without discrimination because of race, disability, color, religion, national origin or gender.



International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local #347

6809 S.E. Bellagio Crt., Ankeny, IA 50021
Phone: (515) 243-1924

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