One's union, and the other is non-union. I suspect that your likelihood of success would be nearly equal with either program. If your end goal is to be in some electricial niche trade area, one may be better than the other for certain niche crafts.
Does anybody know anything about these two apprenticeship programs? Which one should i go? Which one should I attend?
I like the IBEW they have a set pay scale but I have to wait 6 months to get in. The IEC I don't know anything about I have a schedule to meet up with them later.
cheaper labor costs I guess if I am an employer...WHY would you say that?????
there are advantages of being both a union shop or an open shop. i have managed work in both.
in general the majority of union electricians are better trained. but they are also less loyal to thier employer. Manny areas have a very good if not better non union training program then the union does, so if your in this area training might not be an issue.
one of the things i like being a union contractor is not having to deal with the HR side of employment. i am not concerned when insurance premiums are due, or retirement plans. i just have a simple percentage that i pay to the local and i know they are insured and have a retirement.