The electrical training ALLIANCE firmly believes in and is committed to the education of apprentices and journey-level workersin the organized electrical industry. That strong commitment manifests itself in quality apprenticeship and journey-level training programs. Individuals participating in the various apprenticeship training programs can receive college level credit for their efforts, while those working to improve their skills level may qualify for CEUs. The electrical training ALLIANCE is committed to helping all training participants reap the rewards of their efforts by constantly updating, improving and developing state-of-the-art training programs of the highest caliber.
The American Council on Education (ACE) has evaluated all four of the electrical training ALLIANCE apprenticeship programs. The Inside Apprenticeship Program evaluation has been performed and awarded up to 60 semester credit hours, the Outside Apprenticeship Program has been awarded 25 semester credit hours, the Residential Apprenticeship Program has been awarded 17 semester credit hours and the Telecommunications Installer-Technician Apprenticeship Program has been awarded 37 semester credit hours.
The electrical training ALLIANCE continues to offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from the University of Tennessee to those participating in electrical training ALLIANCE skills upgrade training courses being taught on the local level, as well as all electrical training ALLIANCE sponsored training programs. This program DOES NOT apply to the regular apprenticeship curriculum, but does count for credit for apprentices who complete other electrical training ALLIANCE courses offered by the Local JATC. CEUs are an excellent way to record an individual's course work in transcript form. It also provides a record that can be accessed at any time as proof of courses completed. Many states require individuals to take additional course work to keep certifications and credentials active. All programs should be taking advantage of this opportunity. Local programs wishing to offer CEUs for specific courses should contact the electrical training ALLIANCE for details on how to establish CEU qualifying courses.
The electrical training ALLIANCE (etA) strongly supports lifelong learning and is committed to working with Institutions of Higher Education that can benefit and help improve the lives of IBEW and NECA members. One area that the etA is committed to help provide direction and assistance is through programs that help apprentices and journeyman receive college credit for their studies and work experience on a National level. Listed below is a National program to help fulfill anyone’s desire to work towards a college degree.