We Build Electrical Professionals

Who Are We?

The Professional Electrical Training Centers provide apprenticeship opportunities for individuals seeking a career in either the Electrical (Inside wireman) or Voice, Data, Video (Installer-Technician) industries.  Nationally Certified Instructors utilizing our state-of-the-art educational institutions prepare individuals for careers in current, emerging, and future technologies.  Our mission is to develop the most highly trained, dedicated electrical professionals in the country.

What is an Inside Wireman?

Trained Journeyman Inside Wiremen performs service, installation and maintenance for a wide variety of residential, commercial, municipal, utility and industrial environments including family homes, commercial office buildings, powerhouses, retail stores, hospitals, schools, manufacturing plants, petrochemical refining, water treatment facilities, and heavy industrial production.

Types of work involved in these projects include the installation of equipment, conduit, wire, cabling, and controls for power, lighting, distribution, metering, grounding, building automation, energy management, solar, wind, emergency, and UPS systems.  Other work includes field engineering, instrumentation, supervision, safety, QA/QC, estimating, and project management.

What is an Installer-Technician?

Trained Installer-Technicians perform service, installation and maintenance work for many of the same customers as Inside Wireman (homes, office buildings, hospitals, schools and factories).  However, Install-Technicians specialize in the low-voltage marketplace.

Types of work for these customers include the installation of low-voltage cabling, equipment and supports for voice, data and video systems used in telephony, security, sound, fire alarm, nurse call systems, networking, CCTV, building system management.  Other skills include supervision, design, programming, start-up and commissioning, safety, estimating and project management.

How Can I Prepare?

Acceptance into the program is very competitive.  To prepare applicants for the rigors of the apprenticeship the following areas of study are suggested - secondary and or post-secondary algebra, geometry, trigonometry, chemistry, physics, technical writing, economics, business management, computer sciences.

Apprenticeship Length

5 Years

Ivy Tech Degree

Associate of Applied Science from Ivy Tech Community College issued upon successful completion of apprenticeship program

Apprenticeship Opportunities

Lake County Electrical Training Center
7200 Mississippi Street, Suite 100
Merrillville, IN 46410
Phone: 219-845-3454

Application Period
Apply online anytime at: www.apply697.com 

Application Cost


LaPorte County Electrical Training Center
301 East 8th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360
Phone: 219-879-1090

Dunns Bridge Solar Project Helper


Application Period
Applications are accepted daily from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Application Cost


We Build Character

Electrician Apprentice Indiana

“When I applied for the Inside Wireman apprenticeship, I really didn’t comprehend how physically demanding and mentally challenging the program would turn out to be.  There is so much to learn and the curriculum is extremely rigorous.  However, the instructors are right behind you every step of the way and they really push the class to excel not only within the trade but professionally as well."

Nathan Ballas, Crown Point, IN ~ U.S. Army Veteran & Local 697 Electrician Apprentice

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