Traffic Signal Program

Learn More About the ALBAT Traffic Signal Apprenticeship Program

Throughout their apprenticeship, Apprentices in the American Line Builders Apprenticeship Training (ALBAT) program are able to earn while they learn, meaning that they get paid while having on-the-job experience in their field of study.

While working toward completing their ALBAT apprenticeship, students are required to attend mandatory related training classes, complete course material and attend several certification and qualification training courses. The training they receive enhance their opportunity for success in the outside electrical construction industry.

Traffic Signal Technicians perform technical tasks to install, maintain and repair traffic signal network and street lighting systems.

Traffic Signal Technician Apprentice will develop skills through employment in the following areas:

Traffic Control

Set up traffic control using cones, barricades, flashers, signs and related safety devices to control and maintain traffic flow in compliance with applicable roadway safety regulations

Equipment and Tools

Proper use and care of tools and equipment including: trenchers, diggers, backhoes, air compressors and related tools, trucks, loaders, and also hand tools, power tools, meters and test equipment

Foundations and Conduit

Installing foundations and cases for cabinets and poles (metal or other); pedestals, concrete work – loop sawing. All trenching, boring, utility locations and conduit installations (includes pull boxes)

Equipment Installation

Installation and alignment of poles, mast arms, signal heads, highway lighting equipment, signs, switches, programming controllers


Wire and cable pulling for electrical and communication applications, splicing coding and grounding conductors, wiring signal heads, luminaries, cabinets, installation of wire, down guys, etc.


Plan and layout work from prints, diagrams or staking sheets


Troubleshooting and upgrade of systems including general maintenance and repair of existing systems, repair and installation of temporary systems and components

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).