The Electrician Apprentice program is a four-year program designed to result in apprentices becoming Electricians within the City.
Over the four-year program, apprentices will learn electrical, wastewater and water treatment operations, and energy conservation technology and equipment.
The course is cumulative in nature, and students are required to build and expand upon concepts they learned previously. Apprentices rotate yearly and work alongside crews at different job sites in various departments including Aviation, Public Works, and Water. This allows them to have a better all-around on the job training and gain experience working with a variety of electrical applications and installations.
During apprenticeship training, apprentices work under the supervision of an Electrician at each work assignment. An evaluation process at the completion of each rotation period provides essential feedback to both apprentices and supervisors.
The training is divided into 3 categories:
Commercial Electrical Installations, 4,520 hours
Industrial Electrical Installations, 2,480 hours
Specialized Electrical Installations, 1,000 hours
This related training occurs during the scheduled semesters established by the Phoenix Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (PEJATC). The program content is delivered through 4 calendar years consisting of spring, fall and summer semesters*.
Spring and Fall semesters are 5 months (96 hours) each in duration, and summer semesters are 2 months (40 hours) each.
Upon successful completion and graduation of the program, graduates have the opportunity to be placed in a position within one of the City's departments.