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Baton Rouge
Lake Charles
New Orleans

Contact Us

Lake Charles Electrical Workers

Southwest Louisiana Chapter, Inc., National Electric Contractors Association
    Gail O' Quinn - Manager
    P.O. Box 98
    701 Gray St.
    Westlake, LA 70669
    (337) 436-0886
    FAX (337) 436-0873
    E-mail: swlaneca@yahoo.com

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union # 861
    Jeff Sanders - Business Manager
    3000 Hwy. 90, East
    Lake Charles, LA 70601
    (337) 436-3324
    E-mail: localunion861@yahoo.com

Lake Charles Electrical Joint Apprenticeship & training Committee
    Carlos J. Perez, Training Director
    3000 Hwy. 90, East
    Lake Charles, LA 70601
    (337) 433-7277
    E-mail: Carlosjatclu861@hotmail.com

Lake Charles Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee

Carlos J. Perez

3000 Hwy 90 East
Lake Charles, LA 70601

(337) 433-7277

Monday through Friday
8:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

ombines supervised, structured on-the-job training along with related theoretical instruction. An "earn while you learn" program allowing an individual to learn high tech skills for today and for the future in documented employment settings. The term of electrical apprenticeship is five years, with a minimum of 8,000 hours on the job training and a minimum of 900 hours of related instruction. Electrical apprentices earn an excellent wage during the OJT training and receive incremental wage increases throughout the training in accordance with a predefined wage progression schedule. Health insurance and pension benefits are also provided on top of the scale. Apprentices learn by working directly under
 the supervision of master electricians, under the safest conditions in the industry. Related classes are conveniently conducted at night, two nights per week. Our program is registered with the Louisiana Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Labor, with participants receiving certificates upon completion. The course curriculum is recognized and fully accredited by the American Council on Education. Graduates are eligible for 60 college semester credit hours.

Must be in person, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 AM until 2:00 PM.

Minimum Requirements:
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, a high school graduate with a minimum of one full year of high school algebra with a passing grade, receive a qualifying grade on a state administered aptitude test, reside within our jurisdictional construction area and be physically able to perform the work of an electrical apprentice. Advanced placement for documented previous electrical construction experience will be considered.