Residential Home with Lighting and Electrical Wiring

The Apprenticeship Program

Apprentice electricians are people who are on their first step toward becoming fully licensed and capable journeyman electricians. Apprentices learn theory, mathematics, how to read blueprints and schematics, state and local electrical codes, safety and more.

Length of Apprenticeship: 4 Years (160 hours of classroom training per year)

On The Job Training (OJT): 8,000 Hours
Institute (day) classes are held one week a month for three months in October-December/January or February-April, in addition to weekly on-line assignments. During that time you will be gaining 8,000 hours of on the job training. You, as an apprentice, are paid on a progressive wage scale throughout your apprenticeship based on performance. Price Electric reviews each employee every six months. You will be given merit increase in pay based on performance and level in the apprenticeship. Once you complete your classes and 8,000 hours of OJT you will be able to take the State License Journeyman's Exam.

The company will contribute the following to Apprenticeship Schooling:

  • 100% of class fees for receiving an A
  • 80% of class fees for receiving a B
  • 50% of class fees for receiving a C

Why Choose this Career Path vs. College?
People in the skilled trades are important. They have built this country since its inception. If skilled trades people disappeared tomorrow, society would grind to a halt. By 2018, fields like construction and manufacturing will provide nearly 8 million jobs. The men and women in this industry are highly intelligent and resourceful problem solvers. They use math and science in their everyday work, and need to be able to think outside the box to solve unique challenges. These people need to be able to plan ahead, predict problems, lead and mentor others, negotiate with customers and others. These are by no means easy tasks.

Make More Money
A student choosing to go in to a four year apprenticeship will graduate from the program earning more per hour than most four year graduates. These same students will also have earned approximately $145,000 with no debt. Their peers that chose to go into a four year college program will have spent close to $80,000 or more. That is more than a $225,000 difference. Apprentice's will be in a position to be earning $50,000 to $70,000 per year.

Education and Training


  • 401K
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off
  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance & AD&D
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • GI Assistance Available
  • Company Apparel Allowance

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