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  1. First step is hard. I need an advice

    Electrician Apprentice Forum
    Hi. I am an 29 years old guy who worked as a cook before and want to be an electrician. I want to ask you whether I can begin my career with IBEW without experience and knowledge. Do most electricians begin in colleges first or union first? I have trouble in getting the first apprentice job. I...
  2. For Sparkys out there who left company to join IBEW (Union)

    General Electrical Discussion
    Long story short, I am still working for my first electrical company that has hired me close to a year ago and they are great people and respectfully structured. Pays on time, company events, Christmas party and bonus, schooling paid, etc. But they do not give a raise every 6 months but rather...
  3. Transferring apprenticeship programs

    Electrician Apprentice Forum
    Wanted to try and talk to some IBEW members who have experience with the apprenticeship programs. Hopefully this is the right area to post. Im a first year sound installer/tech apprentice who applied and joined completely green. After a bit of experience im realizing what i really wanted to...
  4. Should I join my local CW-A program

    General Electrical Discussion
    I have 900 hours as an industrial electrician and recently got furloughed due to the surrounding circumstance with the pandemic. I don't want to sit around at home and not gain my experience, so I applied around. I have already went in back in February and took my aptitude test and received a...
  5. Hello from Chicago-land Area

    New Member Introductions
    Hello from chicago, currently awaiting an interview for IBEW local 701 apprenticeship in illinois, passed the aptitude test (thank the lord), wish me luck fellas! Hopefully, i have a reason to come back to the forum and can pass on some interview information on the process to help someone later...
  6. Why the IBEW isn't your friend . . .

    New Member Introductions
    Hello, Brothers. I started out as an electricians assistant back in 1998. In 2004, an acquaintance convinced me to apply to the IBEW. I was a proud member from 2006 until 2017. Though still a member, I'm not "proud" anymore. I have sworn an oath to uphold and defend the constitution of the...
  7. Whats the point of having the extravagant international side of our union?

    Union Topics
    I'm not saying we don't need an international union at all, i anticipated needing to clarify that. why do we need to have such a huge international side of the union? And by that i mean everything above the local unions. we have district, regional, so on, organizers, representatives, offices...
  8. IBEW Interview

    Electrician Apprentice Forum
    I have 2 interviews with the JETC/IBEW in the next month. One for Inside Wireman and one for Sound and Comms. Any advice for someone going into those interviews with no professional experience in the electrical field?
  9. IBEW interview advice

    Electrician Apprentice Forum
    Recently passed my aptitude test and have an interview in June, no exact date yet. Feeling extremely nervous as I have no professional field experience and have only ever worked retail. I am trying everything and anything to try and teach myself more about electrical, books, forums, videos. I am...
  10. Ibew hvac??

    Electrician Apprentice Forum
    Hey all. Saw this attachment on the Local 40 website and was wondering if anyone had any experience with or opinions about this type of thing. I am likely about to be assigned a bid for HVAC duties at my current job (which is non-IBEW) and am curious about this opportunity. I called the number...
  11. Can someone explain the apprenticeship process (start to finish- Ontario)?

    Electrician Apprentice Forum
    Hello All, I have recently completed my mechanical aptitude test and have been accepted to the IBEW Union, just waiting on the date for the interview. I would like to get answers about the apprenticeship process. I work in a shop currently, so I have limited information on how it works. Who...
  12. Hello from Reno!

    New Member Introductions
    I am new to becoming an Electrician. I am looking forward to it! I'm older (46) but have always been searching for my lot in life and I think I have found it! I have applied and am on the waiting list here in Reno with hopefully a good score - they don't want to seem to tell me where I am...
  13. IBEW 353 Aptitude test questions?

    Union Topics
    I was just reading up on local 353 and I found out it's one of the hardest locals to get into as there are literally thousands of people in every intake, and only 100 - 200 get accepted. I want to have a grasp of what I will be challenged with during the aptitude test, by finding out what you...
  14. Howdy Y'all, from Fort Worth

    New Member Introductions
    Folks, I've been working in the electrical trade for just a few years, soon to be 45 years. Started as an electrical summertime helper in 1972 for a local non-union contractor in the thriving metropolis of Keller, Texas (about 15 miles north of Fort Worth, population at the time 773). Worked...
  15. ***attention** job fair in sf bay area**

    Looking For Work
    IBEW Local 595 is holding a job fair next Tuesday (8/30/16) from 5p-8p. Spread the word. Please click on web link for more detailed information. http://electrical-job-fairs.com/ibew-local-595-west/
  16. ibew applicant with questions

    Union Topics
    took my aptitude test in august, called shortly after and was told that i passed and to expect a letter early january. went into panic mode last week thinking i may have been passed over so i called to check on my status. the lady on the phone told me that they extended the application deadline...
  17. Prospective from North Dakota

    New Member Introductions
    hey guys/gals, looking at getting on with IBEW Local 714 in ND to start the apprenticeship in the next month or so. figured id hop on this forum and start reading and learning. thanks in advance for accepting me to your community! 701guy:jester:
  18. New Here - Lots of Questions

    New Member Introductions
    hello electrical community, my names austin and im 19 years old and currently in the process of being hired by the local 351 ibew union. my dad was a member until he was injured and never cleared for work, so im very familiar with how rewarding the field can be. i have lots of questions and a...
  19. 2015 Local 353 Pre-Apprentice for June 1-4!! Heads up

    Union Topics
    Hello everyone!! I actually applied for the 2014 intake and got in the successful candidate pool. Now It's past 11 months since I have applied and I am here in the dark waiting for a call for the S/O. Apparently there are 100 or so out there that got in. Is anyone else in the same situation as me?
  20. Looking for IBEW Constitution

    Union Topics
    Can anyone help me with a link to the latest version of the IBEW Constitution online?
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