The Alliance


The Electrical Apprentice Training Alliance (The Alliance) is a non-profit organization, funded by the Greater Toronto Electrical Contractors Association (Greater Toronto ECA) and works collaboratively with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Local 353 to administer apprenticeship programs.  For over 50 years, the Alliance has aided new apprentices throughout their apprenticeship careers to become fully licensed journeyperson electricians. The Alliance is where the journey begins and where apprentices have access to training, support and resources throughout the process.

The Alliance directly recruits, selects and trains pre-apprentices for the 309A Industrial, Commercial & Institutional Construction & Maintenance Trade.  The Alliance also trains and supports all Low Rise Residential Electrical Apprentices and 631A Network Cabling Specialists Apprentices throughout their apprenticeships.    

Applicants applying to these programs will be expected to commit to an apprenticeship that ranges from 4600-9000 hours (2 to 5+years) depending on the apprenticeship type.  Apprentices are trained by licensed IBEW, Local 353 journeypersons on job sites and in the field so they can gain valuable work experience.  Apprentices will have the opportunity to be dispatched to work sites located anywhere from Lake Ontario to Parry Sound in the north and from Oakville in the west to as far east as Trenton. 

Throughout the apprenticeship an Apprentice is required to attend trade school; participate in supplemental training classes; and take industry specific safety courses.  This combined with paid on-the-job training the Apprentice is prepared to pass their Certificate of Qualification (C of Q) and become a fully licensed 309A or LRR Electrical Journeyperson or Network Cabling Specialist.

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Electrical Apprentice Training Alliance Apprenticeship