Marietta Electrical Join Apprenticeship and Training Committee

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The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) jointly sponsor apprenticeship training programs that offer you the opportunity to earn wages and benefits while you learn the skills needed for a trade that can be both challenging and rewarding.  You will have the chance to use your mind, as well as your physical skills, to complete work in a variety of settings with a constant opportunity to learn something new.

Marietta Electrical JATC is currently taking applications for Apprentices to become Inside Wireman

Inside Wireman install conduit, electrical wiring, fixtures, and electrical apparatus inside commercial buildings and in a multitude of industrial settings.  Over a course of a five-year Inside Wireman apprenticeship program, apprentices will acquire a wealth of technical knowledge.

Major duties include: 

  • Planning and initiating projects
  • Establishing temporary power during construction
  • Establishing Grounding Systems
  • Installing services to buildings and other structures
  • Establishing Power Distribution within a project
  • Planning and installing Raceway Systems
  • Installing new wiring and repairing old wiring
  • Providing power and controls to motors, HVAC, and other equipment
  • Installing receptacles, lighting systems, and fixtures
  • Troubleshooting and repairing electrical systems
  • Installing and repairing traffic signals, outdoor lighting and power feeders
  • Installing Fire Alarm systems


In performing these duties, Inside Wireman must use many different types of tools, including hand tools (such as pliers, screwdrivers, and cable-cutters)also power-assisted tools (such as electric drills, band saws, benders, and cable pullers).  They occasionally operate heavy equipment such as trenchers an aerial lifts.


A recent job analysis identified 83 specific knowledge areas that are important for successful job performance. 


A few of the most important ones are knowledge of:

  • The National Electrical Code
  • How to work with Energized Circuits
  • Blueprints (including Symbols Used)
  • Electrical Schematic Diagrams
  • State and Local Electrical Code
  • First Aid/CPR/AED
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Specific Job Safety Rules
  • Skill at reading a Wire Table to determine Conductor Size required
  • Skill at terminating Aluminum or Copper Cable
  • Skill at terminating High Voltage Cable
  • Skill at splicing High Voltage Cable

 If you are looking for an education in a challinging field and want to "Earn as you learn", click the "How to Apply" tab above.

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