Southwest Louisiana Chapter, Inc., National Electric Contractors Association
Gail O’ Quinn – Manager
P.O. Box 98
701 Gray St.
Westlake, LA 70669
FAX (337) 436-0873
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union# 861
Jeff Sanders – Business Manager
3000 Hwy. 90, East
Lake Charles, LA 70615
Lake Charles Electrical Joint Apprenticeship & training Committee
Steve Gaspard, Training Director
3000 Hwy. 90, East Suite E
Lake Charles, LA 70615
Program: Lake Charles Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee
Director: Steve Gaspard
Address: 3000 Hwy 90 East, Lake Charles, LA 70615
Phone: (337) 433-7277
Monday through Friday
8:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
1:00 PM – 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 the 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, two nights per week. Our 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 8:00AM until 2:00 PM.
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 state 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.