An electrician is a skilled tradesperson who combines electrical theory with the knowledge of the operating characteristics of electrical equipment and devices. Along with this knowledge and the necessary job skills, this individual safely and correctly wires commercial, industrial, residential, and other types of building facilities. Thus, the electrician performs a service, which enables the consumer to use electrical energy for such purposes as lighting, heating and the operation of electrical equipment, motors, control systems and appliances. Through this combination of education, training, and hands-on experience, students not only learn a skilled trade but also build a career. The current electrical workforce is aging and the need for skilled electricians is constant. Jobs for experienced electricians are always available.
If you're seriously interested in becoming a skilled and licensed journeyman electrician, apprenticeship training is the proven method to reach your goal. Years of field experience enhances your practical knowledge but does not substitute for registered apprenticeship training.
The electrician apprenticeship program is a combination of classroom and on the job training over a four-year period. The program is designed to provide the apprentice with the necessary theory and practical training to earn the status of electrician. The Independent Electrical Contractors, FECC, Inc. Chapter provides you with the proper education to prepare you to step into this greatly needed profession.
For more information on the career opportunities and benefits of an IEC-FECC education, call IEC-FECC at 561-697-4893.
- Must be at least 18 years of age
- Valid Driver’s License or State ID
- A copy of a high school diploma or equivalent or transcript will be required
- Proof of residency, if not a U.S Citizen
- Be able read and write English
- Be able to perform high school math
- Able to perform the functions of the trade
- Be able to get to and from work and school
This apprenticeship program does not discriminate based on race, color, gender, ethnic status or national origin.
8000 or more hours of continuous on-the-job-training
Recommended 576 hours of related classroom training
Open Enrollment for New students (“First Year Apprentices”) is held mid-June through mid-July of each year. New students will begin their first year of classroom training at IEC-FECC in August of each year. The year ends in either May or June of the following year. There are two semesters per school year.
In addition to the August start, IEC-FECC has a LATE START program for First-Year Students ONLY. Enrollment for the Late Start program opens in mid-September of each year and will close the last Friday in September.
If you are not yet working as an apprentice in the electrical field, you are encouraged to apply first. Learn how to apply here. Read more about the Apprentice Program here.
If you are already working as an electrical apprentice, OR you are an electrical contractor trying to register one of your apprentices for schooling, please continue down to “How to Register” below and follow those instructions.
Select one of these options:
1st year Apprentices Application (w/a sponsoring contractor): 1st year Apprenticeship Application
Sponsoring Contractor Re-enrollment for 1st-4th year students: Sponsoring Contractor Re-enrollment form.
Currently, there are 3 classroom locations. Depending on which class you are in, will determine the class location. Classroom location may change from year to year, and additional locations may be added.
7751 N Military Trail, Suite 1
Riviera Beach, FL 33410
Palm Beach State College
4200 Congress Avenue
Lake Worth, Florida 33460
Chuck Shaw Technical Education Center
4260 Westgate Ave
West Palm Beach, FL 33409
IEC-FECC prides itself on the passion and talents of our instructors.
Our instructors are dedicated to teaching students and shaping them into highly skilled, highly trained, and highly motivated electricians. As licensed electricians themselves, they bring a wide range of experiences to the classroom which help our students develop an interest and understanding for the real-life applications and impacts of their skilled trade. Quite a few of our instructors own their own successful electrical contracting companies.
Industry Partner Levels
Gold Industry Partner
(Electrical Distributors, Manufactures and Manufactures Rep’s.) – A firm whose products and services are specifically aligned or allied to the electrical contracting industry.
Silver Industry Partner
A firm who specializes in fields that serve the construction industry and are deemed to be appropriate members of the IEC – FECC by the Board of Directors.
Bronze Industry Partner
A Professional Services firm that serves the construction industry and are deemed to be appropriate members of the IEC – FECC by the Board of Directors.