IBEW 531
Notice of Electrical Apprenticeship Opportunity

Applications for Electrical Apprenticeships will be available at:

Applications are taken year round Monday Thru Friday 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

Applicants must apply in person.

Application fee is $30.00.

All information concerning applicants must be sent to the Michigan City address within 30 days of application.

All applicants must fully meet the following Basic Requirements to be eligible for personal interview.

1.AGE – Applicants must be at least 17 years of age in order to apply.  A certified copy of your Birth Certificate and a copy of your valid Drivers License must be provided to the Committee.

2.EDUCATION – Applicants must be a high school graduate, a senior in high school with an official document stating they will be graduating during the current semester or have a GED.  Both, high school graduates and those with a GED, must have completed one year of Algebra 1, with at least a “C” average (for the Inside Wireman Program and one year of Algebra 1, with a passing grade for the Telecommunications and Residential Program.Introduction to Algebra or Pre-Algebra will not be accepted as a substitute.  An official copy of your high school and post high school transcript, or GED form 30, is required.  The transcript, or transcripts must be sent by the school.  See Item 5 for “TRANSCRIPT EVALUATION”.

3.PHYSICAL CONDITION – Applicants must be physically able to perform the work of the trade.

4.APTITUDE TEST – Applicants must have a qualifying score of 4, or above, on the aptitude test.  Arrangements for testing will be made by the Committee.

5.TRANSCRIPT EVALUATION – The transcripts must indicate that the applicant has completed one year of Algebra Ior the equivalent, with a (see above in EDUCATION) average.  Other subjects to be evaluated are high mathematics, vocational ed., chemistry, physics, electronics and electricity.

The transcripts must further indicate that the applicant has maintained at least a “C” average in the remaining subjects, other than those mentioned above.

The high school transcripts must also state the number of days you were absent and times you were tardy.  This information indicates to the interviewers your attitude toward being at work everyday and being there on time.

Each applicant who meets all of the basic requirements will be interviewed by the Committee.  The interviewers will consider: reliability, interest, attitude, judgement, cooperation, as well as other personal traits.

Applicants with active Military Service may provide a copy of their DD-214 to the Committee.                         

Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee of Northern Indiana

301 E. 8th Street  Michigan City, IN 46360  Phone (219) 879-1090

IBEW Local 531 covers LaPorte, Porter, Jasper, Starke and Pulaski Counties. 

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