The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers represents approximately 750,000 active members and retirees who work in a wide variety of fields including utilities, construction, telecommunications, broadcasting, manufacturing, railroads and government. As union members, we bargain collectively with our employers over wages, benefits, and rights. Most of us have very limited bargaining power as one person, but as a group, we are strong. And, with a good negotiated contract, we have legal protections we would not have otherwise.

IBEW Local 816 coverage area includes Ballard, Caldwell, Calloway, Carlisle, Christian, Crittenden, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Livingston, Lyon, Marshall, McCracken, and Trigg counties.

Are you interested in a career in the electrical construction industry? Do you think you have the aptitude and skills necessary to complete a rigorous 5-year apprenticeship program? If you meet the following requirements, you could be on your way to a rewarding career.

We offer a five year apprenticeship program in the Electrical Industry at which time the students have 180 hours of classroom training per year for 5 years and 8000 hours of OJT (on the job training) over 5 years. Once a student has completed all of the requirements of the apprenticeship they are transferred to Journeyman Wireman status.

The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) is a nationwide trade association representing the electrical contracting industry provides management and technical services to NECA’s 5,000+ members. The Southern Indiana Chapter, NECA was founded and incorporated in 1947 by electrical contractors in the Southern Indiana and Western Kentucky area who recognized the need for a strong association that could deal with their common problems.

Services provided include: labor relations, marketing aids, technical training, business management, education, public relations, government affairs, advertising and safety programs.

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