What is Apprenticeship?"Apprenticeship is a combination of on-the-job training (OJT) and related classroom instruction under the supervision of a journey-level craft person or trade professional in which workers learn the practical and theoretical aspects of a highly skilled occupation."
--Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
The energy industry trades require skilled crafts people to perform jobs. Apprenticeship is a required training program for most of these journey level positions.
Washington State energy industry apprentice programsThese organizations provide information about Washington State energy industry apprentice programs and requirements:
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 77 IBEW Local 77 offers an Apprenticeship Program through the Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee of the Northwest Line Construction Industry (NW Line JATC). NW Line JATC is a non-profit association designed to train unionized workers for the outside electrical construction industry.
Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
This handy step-by-step guide to the materials on this web site is provided to help you through the process of becoming an apprentice.
Energy industry apprenticeship programsThese links provides information about energy industry apprenticeship programs and requirements:
South Seattle Community College and the Dwamish Training Center
SSCC offers an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Multi Occupational Trades that integrates related apprenticeship training for energy industry trades including Boiler Makers, Construction Linemen and Electricians.
Spokane Community College and Avista have formed a unique partnership with the goal of introducing people to the demanding field of the lineworker. This introductory course is open to individuals interested in entry level positions leading to career positions in the line craft.
Bonneville Power Administration
Power System Electrician
High Voltage Line Worker
Puget Sound Electrical JATC
Electrical Apprenticeship and Training Trust
Puget Sound Energy
Seattle City Light
Generation Electrician Constructor
Hydro Electric Maintenance Machinist
Utility Construction Worker