The Construction Wireman / Construction Electrician Program (CW/CE) is separate from the JATC's registered apprenticeship program. The Construction Wireman / Construction Electrician Program (CW/CE) sometimes offers employment opportunities for those waiting for acceptance into the registered apprenticeship program. The program may also offer employment for those interested in the trade but unable to qualify for the apprenticeship program. It may also be an excellent program for those already employed in the electrical construction trade but interested in seeing what other opportunities are available.
The CW/CE program is NOT a dead-end program. It is designed to provide a pathway to Journey Level status for those willing to complete training, mostly through home study courses coupled with certification and testing.
Wages are based on a percentage of the current average Journeyman hourly rate for the 4th District, NECA. Benefits will also vary in the CW/CE program. NEBF is a pension plan that begins immediately for everyone at no cost to the employee. Upon retirement, one also receives a pension from the IBEW for each year of membership.
Health Insurance is provided for a CW/CE and their family.
REMINDER: When seeking employment, especially in a trade, one should always discover what, if any, benefits a potential employer is offering. Ours are contractually agreed to, which provides one assurance of wages and benefits.
The CW/CE program gives you the opportunity to work with the same electrical contractors that the inside wireman registered apprentices are working with. Prior documented work hours in the electrical trade will be assessed and given as long as they are turned in and verified for CW/CE's.
The Richmond Electricians' JATC is responsible for all matters pertaining to participants in the Construction Wireman Program (CW). If you are interested in the CW program, then you must apply online on this website or schedule a time to apply in person at our training center.The IBEW Local 666 is responsible for all matters pertaining to participants in the Construction Electrician Program (CE). If you are interested in the CE program, please contact the IBEW Local 666 office. Contact information can be found by clicking on the image below.