We Build Electricians

Electricians are skilled tradespeople who specialize in installing and maintaining electrical systems in a variety of settings, including commercial, industrial, and residential construction projects. They work in all sorts of environments, from brand-new construction sites to existing buildings that are undergoing renovation or expansion.

Electricians must be comfortable working with complex electrical systems, and be able to read and interpret blueprints, diagrams, and other technical documentation to ensure that electrical installations are completed safely and to code. They are responsible for installing and repairing electrical wiring, lighting fixtures, power distribution systems, and other electrical components. They also use specialized tools and equipment to test and diagnose electrical problems and ensure that all systems are functioning properly.

One of the most exciting aspects of being an electrician is the constant evolution of electrical technology. As new systems and equipment are developed, electricians must stay up-to-date with the latest trends and techniques to remain competitive in the industry. This means that electricians must be able to adapt to new technologies and incorporate them into their work to provide the best possible service to their clients.

Another exciting aspect of being an electrician is the diverse range of projects they work on. From small residential renovations to massive commercial and industrial projects, electricians play a vital role in ensuring that all electrical systems are installed and maintained correctly. They may work on anything from simple lighting installations to complex electrical systems that power entire buildings.

Overall, union electricians play a critical role in the construction industry, ensuring that electrical systems are installed and maintained safely and efficiently. The work can be challenging and demanding, but it is also rewarding and exciting, with opportunities for growth and advancement within the trade.

How Can I Prepare?

To prepare to enter into a trade in the Electricians, there are several relevant courses that someone can take while in high school. These courses include physics, algebra II, computer literacy, and business writing. Physics and algebra II are important for understanding the fundamental principles of electricity and how to apply them to electrical systems. Computer literacy is essential for operating and troubleshooting computer-based control systems that are widely used in the industry. Business writing is a crucial skill for writing reports, communicating effectively with clients and colleagues, and drafting proposals. Participating in CTE programs can provide students with hands-on experience and help develop important skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, and teamwork. By completing these courses and programs, students can gain a solid foundation and the necessary skills to succeed in an apprenticeship program in the Electricians.

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

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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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