Pre-apprenticeship program

Construction & Maintenance (ICI) - Pre-apprentice term of 1800 hours at 35% of journeyman's wages. Upon successful completion of probation period and evaluation, a contract of apprenticeship will be granted. The contract will start as indicated below, 1st term 0-1650 hours.

Timeline of hours needed for each term:

Construction Maintenance
Write Aptitude Test
Selection Interview
Attend four pre-apprenticeship safety courses (Must complete successfully)
Sent out to work from IBEW 353, Hiring Hall

Hours: 0-1800 Work as Pre-apprentice

at 35% of journeyman's wages (ICI only)

Hours: 0-1650
Work as 1st term apprentice
at 40% of journeyman's wages
Hours: 1651-3300
Work as 2nd term apprentice
at 50% of journeyman's wages
At approx. 2000 hours:
Basic Trade School
8 weeks
Hours: 3301-4950
Work as 3rd term apprentice
at 60% of journeyman's wages
At approx. 4000 hours:
Intermediate Trade School
10 weeks
Hours: 4951-6600
Work as 4th term apprentice
at 70% of journeyman's wages
At approx. 6000 hours:
Advanced Trade School
10 weeks
Hours: 6601-8250
Work as 5th term apprentice
at 80% of journeyman's wages
At 8250 hours write
Certification of Qualifications Exam
(70% passing grade)

PLEASE NOTE:
There are seven compulsory safety courses that must be completed before apprentice is permitted to write Certification of Qualifications Exam. These courses are offered at various times throughout the year.

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