Apprenticeship Programs

Apprenticeship is an opportunity for inexperienced individuals to learn a career skill through actual “hands on” training.

The American Line Builders Apprenticeship Training (ALBAT) program has six different training apprenticeship programs. All of the programs are inclusive of different training and specialty education in specific areas. ALBAT is proud to train the top electricians in the following programs:

Advantages of completing the ALBAT Apprenticeship

Apprentices who complete ALBAT’s registered apprenticeship programs benefit through:

  • Improved skills and competencies that meet the specific needs of the employer and industry
  • On-the-job training and occupation focused education
  • Incremental wage increases as skills improve
  • Career advancement
  • Industry issued, nationally recognized credentials
  • American Council on Education (ACE) college credit available for those individuals that complete the curriculum creating opportunities for college credit and future degrees

The American Line Builders Apprenticeship Training (ALBAT) program is a cooperative labor-management training program funded and administered by American Line Builders Chapter, National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Fourth and Sixth Districts. In the IBEW Fourth District, ALBAT performs the training for Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and West Virginia. ALBAT serves the IBEW Sixth District in Illinois, Indiana and Michigan.

ALBAT’s advantage as an apprenticeship provides the opportunity for individuals seeking highly-skilled, high-paying jobs and for employers seeking to build a qualified workforce. Our programs are built on providing flexible training that combines job-related technical instruction with structured on-the-job learning experiences. We are proud to train the top electricians in the following programs: Cable Splicing, Outside Line, Substation, Traffic Signal, Transmission, and URD (Underground Residential Distribution).