Baton Rouge Electrical Workers

Baton Rouge Chapter, Inc., National Electrical Contractors Association
13454 Jefferson Hwy.
Baton Rouge, LA 70817
(225) 752-8254
Fax: (225) 752-8257

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, local Union # 995
Jason Dedon, Business Manager
8181 Tom Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA 70815
(225) 927-6462
Fax: (225) 927-1860

Baton Rouge Electrical Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee
Darryl McGaha – Training Director
13456 Jefferson Hwy.
Baton Rouge, LA 70817
(225) 752-4861
Fax: (225) 752-4838

Office Hours:
Monday through Friday – 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM

Description: Combines supervised, structured on-the-job training along with related theoretical instruction. An “earn while you learn” program allowing an individual to learn high tech skills for today and for the future in documented employment settings. The term of electrical apprenticeship is five years, with a minimum of 8,000 hours on job training and a minimum of 900 hours of related instruction. Electrical apprentices earn an excellent wage during the OJT training and receive incremental wage increases throughout the training in accordance with a predefined wage progression schedule. Health insurance and pension benefits are also provided on top of the scale. Apprentices learn by working directly under the supervision of master electricians, under the safest conditions in the industry. Related classes are conveniently conducted at night, usually one or two nights per week. Program is registered with the Louisiana Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Labor, with participants receiving certificates upon completion. The course curriculum is recognized and fully accredited by the American Council on Education. Graduates are eligible for 60 college semester credit hours.

Applications: Must be in person, Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM until 11:30 AM and from 1:00PM until 3:00PM.

Minimum Requirements: Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, a high school graduate with a minimum of one full year of high school algebra with a passing grade, receive a qualifying grade on a nationally administered aptitude test, reside within our jurisdictional construction area, and be physically able to perform the work of an electrical apprentice. Advanced placement for documented previous electrical construction experience will be considered.