Scope of Work - The work of Electrical Construction Workers (Inside Wiremen) can be divided into broad categories such as new construction, remodeling, maintenance, and repair.  While the jobs differ, the mental and physical skills acquired in a properly designed and administered training program prepare the electrical worker for this entire range of work.  During a career as an electrical construction worker, a person will likely be involved in many different types of jobs presenting many new and different challenges, working with his or her hands as well as with their mind.  Much of the work involves installation, assembling, testing, repairing, layout, and design of electrical wiring, fixtures, and apparatus used for power, light, heating, air conditioning, and many types of control systems.  Many jobs now incorporate computers.  Due to the nature of the work, above average math and reading skills are essential.


Working Conditions - Work is done both indoors and outdoors in all temperatures, weather, and environmental conditions.  The trade, at times, requires considerable physical effort for lifting, carrying materials, ladders, and tools, and climbing ladders and scaffolds.  Since most of the work is performed from ladders, scaffolds, or powered lifts, the Electrical Construction Worker must be comfortable working at a variety of heights.  Most job functions require the use of hand and power tools.


Apprenticeship Requirements


Length of Program -  5-year apprenticeship, class one day every two weeks.


Requirements - Must have high school diploma or GED, with minimum one year algebra, prefer math through college level algebra or trigonometry.  Excellent reading skills are needed and attendance record is important.


Courses Required - Classes include Safety, Electrical Codes, Code Calculations, Motor Controls, Transformers and Motors, Programmable Controllers, Grounding, Journeyman Upgrading - Review of Electric Theory, Codes, Math, etc.


Electrical Workers - IBEW Local 58 Detroit Electrical JATC

Electrical Industry Training Center

Gary Polulak, Training Director

2277 E. Eleven Mile Road, Suite 1

Warren, MI 48092

(586) 751-6600

FAX (586) 751-6699



Michael Richard, Business Manager - IBEW Local #58-

(313) 963-2130


Territories Covered:  Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Huron, Sanilac, St.Clair and part of Livingston.



Kalamazoo Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee- Local 131

Morris A. Applebey, Training Director

3641 East Cort Street

Kalamazoo, MI 49001

(269) 388-4434

FAX  (480) 247-4341



Territories Covered: Kalamazoo, St. Joseph, Van Buren counties.



Electrician Local 252 - Ann Arbor Electrical Apprenticeship Training Center

Ann Arbor Electrical J.A.T.C.

John Salyer, Training Coordinator

13400 Luick Drive

Chelsea , MI 48118

(734) 475-1180

FAX (734) 475-1209





Tim Hutchins, Career Opportunity Consultant-

(734) 424-0978


Territories Covered:  Washtenaw and Jackson Counties , parts of Livingston & Ingham Counties.



Electrician Local 275 – West Michigan Electrical Apprenticeship Program

Sean Egan, Business Manager

Dave Kitchen, Training Coordinator

140 N. 64th Street

Coopersville, MI 49404

(616) 837-7149

FAX (616) 837-1785



Territories Covered:  Kent, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Ottawa; Laketon, Fillmore, Overisel, Salem, Door, Leighton in Allegan; Thornapple, & Irving in Barry; Otisco, Orleans, Ronald, North Plains, Keene, Easton, Ionia, Lyons, Boston, Berlin, Campbell & Odessa in Ionia; Coldwater, Gilmore, Sherman, Nottawa, Bloomfield, Deerfield, Rolland & Fremont in Isabella;  Sweetwater, Webber, Cherry Valley, Pinora Lake, Yates, Pleasant Plains, & Chase in Lake; Victory, Sherman, Sheridan, Hamlin, Amber, Pere Marquette, Custer, Branch, Summitt, Riverton, Eden & Logan in Mason; Richmond, Hersey, Evart & Orient in Osceola.



Electrician Local 445 - Battle Creek Electrical JATC

Chris MacCreery, Training Coordinator

1375 West Michigan Avenue

Battle Creek, MI  49037

(269) 964-4545

FAX (269) 964-4040




Steve Claywell, Career Opportunity Consultant-

(269) 964-4545


Territories Covered:  Branch, Calhoun and some of Barry and Eaton.



Electrician Local 498 J.A.T.C.

Timothy R. Babcook, Training Director

3912 Blair Townhall Road

Traverse City, MI  49684

(231) 943-4193

FAX (231) 943-8000


Territories Covered:  Charlevoix, Antrim, Kalkaska, Missaukee, Wexford, Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Benzie, Manistee, Clare, Lake, Mason, Cheboygan, Emmet, Crawford, Osceola, Ostego, Roscommon.


Saginaw Electrical J.A.T.C Local 557

7303 Gratiot Rd.

Saginaw, MI 48609

(989) 781-0516

FAX (989) 781-0563


David Small,Business Manager - (989) 781-0516

*Applications Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Territories Covered:  Gratiot, Tuscolo and Saginaw.



Electrician Local 665 - Lansing Electrical J.A.T.C.

Dale Goerge, Training Coordinator

5708 Corner Stone Drive , M102

PO Box 40010-4102 W

Lansing , MI 48901

(517) 483-9688

FAX (517)483-9696




Tom Eastwood, Career Opportunity Consultant - (517) 393-5530


Territories Covered:  Eaton, Clinton, Gratiot, Ingham, Ionia, Livingston, Shiawassee.



Electrician Local 692 - Bay City Electrical Apprenticeship Program

Steve Pahl, Training Coordinator

1206 W. Thomas

Bay City, MI  48706

(989) 686-4890

FAX (989) 686-5416




Travis Brady, Career Opportunity Consultant-

(989) 684-4510


Territories Covered:  Alcona, Alpena, Arenac, Bay, Gladwin, Montmorency, Oscoda, Ogemaw, Presque Isle, Iosco, Cheyboygan (except Mentor), Midland (except Mt. Haley, Jasper, Porter & Ingersoll),  Frost, Franklin, Hayes, Hamilton, Hatton, Arthur, Grand, & Sheridan Township in Clare; Lovells in Crawford; Wawatan in Emmett; Roscommon, Backus & Nester in Roscommon; Vernon, Wise, Isabella, Denver Union & Chippewa in Isabella; Dover, Chester & Charlton in Otsego, Wisner & Akron in Tuscola.



The Flint Electrical J.A.T.C.

IBEW, Local 948 – NECA, Flint Division

Richard Mason, Training Director

kellog Dipzinski, Membership Development Coordinator

5209 Exchange Drive

Flint , MI 48507

(810) 720-0583

FAX (810) 720-0584



Territories Covered:  Genesee, Lapeer, Shiawassee (part ), Tuscola (Millington only).


Electrician Local 906 - Upper Peninsula J.A.T.C.

Eric Nees, Training Coordinator

304 Avenue A

K.I. Sawyer, MI 49841

(906) 346-2717

FAX (906) 346-2718



Thomas Hogan, Career Opportunity Consultant - (906) 226-7497


Territories Covered:  All Upper Peninsula


Toledo Electrical Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee/Local 8

Toledo Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Center

David R. Wellington, Training Coordinator

803 Lime City Road

Rossford, Ohio  43460

(419) 666-8088

FAX 419-666-0336




Roy B. Grosswiler, Career Opportunity Consultant-



Territories Covered:  Hillsdale, Lenawee, Monroe.



South Bend & Vicinity Electrical Apprenticeship & Training (Electrician Local 153)

Steve Egyed, Training Coordinator

56365 Peppermint Road

South Bend, IN 46619

(574) 233-1721

FAX (574) 233-1947




Tawny Smith, Career Opportunity Consultant-

(574) 233-1721


Territories Covered:  Berrien and Cass.