The electrical apprenticeship program at Independent Electrical Contractors (IECRM) lets you earn while you learn with no prior experience necessary and obtain a national certification by the US Department of Labor. IECRM Apprentices work full-time, earning wages from their employer, while attending class one night a week.
As our reliance on energy sources rises, so does the need for skilled electricians! Your powerful career puts cutting-edge technology in your hands and places you in one of America's most in-demand occupations. In the electrical field, your skill is rewarded. You'll be paid more than average jobs, and the demand for new electricians in the next decade is DOUBLE the national baseline, creating reliable job security.
How does the apprenticeship work?
As the largest electrical apprentice training program in the country, IECRM connects applicants with over 150 electrical contractor companies to gain employment as an apprentice, then provides the necessary training.
While you are working with an electrical contractor in the field earning on-the-job training (OJT) hours, you will also attend class through IECRM one evening per week (5:30 - 9:30 PM). To obtain your Journeyworker license, you will need 8000 OJT hours (4 years) and a minimum of 288 classroom hours.
Class registration periods are in July for classes beginning in August and again in September for classes beginning in October. Once you find a job as an apprentice, the contractor will register you for school. Most contractors offer assistance with tuition and book fees up to 100%, so you can graduate debt-free!
When you begin the apprenticeship, your entry wage will be based on experience but starting at a minimum of $15 per hour. You will receive a raise every 6 months or 1,000 hours of on the job training (OJT)
The IECRM apprenticeship program is unique because you will be earning college credit towards a Bachelor's Degree through CSU Global or Associate's degree through any Colorado community college. We are a proud partner of Emily Griffith Technical College, and approved and regulated by the Colorado Department of Higher Education.