The IEC Apprenticeship Program

Earn while you learn

As an IEC electrical apprentice, you'll be earning a great wage while working on exciting projects with a contracting company during the day and enhancing your on-the-job learning with IEC instruction in the classroom.

At your local IEC Training Center, you'll learn from America's leading professional instructors and study the industry's best electrical curriculum. You'll enrich your learning with a hands-on, interactive experience in our state-of-the-art laboratories.

As you build your skills with IEC, you advance in your career.

I’m a first-year student and so far I’ve been loving it!

- Colton Burpo

IEC electrical contractors invest in our apprentices and want them to excel in the trade. They believe in the merit shop philosophy, providing growth and advancement opportunities to individuals that put in their all. A career with an IEC contractor is the true American Dream.

What makes the IEC Apprentice Program the best?

Earn While You Learn

Get paid while you learn. You’ll get on-the-job training with an IEC contractor during the day and attend classroom and hands-on instruction in the evening.

Top-Notch Curriculum

The IEC Apprenticeship Curriculum is recognized as one of the best teaching tools for electrical apprentices in the nation.

Nationwide Training Locations

Benefit from more than 70 training locations around the U.S. Training is designed to fit into your lifestyle.

U.S. Department of Labor Recognition

IEC’s program is recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Apprenticeship & Training, making it an approved program with nationwide credentials.

Earn College Credit

Put your training to work for you. When you finish your four-year training program, you’ll qualify for 41 college credits through the American Council on Education, making a college degree more affordable and less time consuming.

No Student Loans!

The cost of your classroom education is often shared by your employer or covered by state funding.

I thoroughly enjoy the program. It’s helped me advance my career.

 - Joseph Hamlin

What happens when I graduate from the program?

The direction your career takes after you've been trained is entirely up to you. Here are just some of the career paths you can follow after apprenticeship.

Apprentice Electrician

(Salary Range: 1st year up to $33K, 2nd year up to $40K, 3rd year up to $44K, 4th year up to $48K)

  • Mentored by Experienced Electricians & Foreman
  • Installs Electrical Equipment & Systems
  • Progressive Level of Responsibility
  • Attend IEC Apprenticeship Training
  • Earn While You Learn
  • Earn College Credit
  • Promotes Safe Working Environment

Journeyman Electrician/Master Electrician

(Salary Range up to $68K)

  • Mentors Apprentices and Leads Smaller Crews
  • Working Knowledge of Codes
  • Troubleshooting
  • Interprets Blueprints and Determines Layouts
  • Promotes Company Policies & Goals
  • Installs Electrical Equipment/Low-voltage systems/Solar/Limited Energy
  • Promotes Safe Working Environment


(Salary Range up to $100K)

  • Labor Supervision/Performance Evaluation
  • Project Planning & Layout
  • Manages Productivity of Project
  • Coordinates with Project Team, General Contractor, Trades & Utilities, Safety Manager
  • Mentoring
  • Working Knowledge of Codes
  • Promotes Safe Working Environment
  • Responsible for Tools & Materials
  • Schedule Maintenance

Promotes Company Policies & Goals

Field Sup
Field Superintendent

(Salary Range up to $125K)

  • Multiple Project Supervision
  • Mentoring
  • Manpower Scheduling & Projections
  • Equipment Management
  • Liaison Between Office & Field

Safety Manager

(Salary Range up to $125K)

  • Safety Training Facilitator
  • Jobsite Inspections
  • OSHA Compliance
  • Risk Management
  • Creates safety policies and procedures
  • Promotes Safe Working Environment

Project Management
  • (Salary range up to $150)
  • Project Cost Manager
  • Scheduling
  • Relationship-building
  • Project Collaboration with Other Trades
  • Purchasing


(Salary range up to $125K)

  • Autocad drafting/BIM modeling/ Pre-manufacturing modeling
  • Cost proposals
  • Design build
  • Software applications


(Salary – Unlimited Potential)

  • Master Electrician
  • Electrical Contractor
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing & Sales


Contact the national staff member below for any questions regarding apprenticeship.