Earn while you learn, excellent wage rates, and paid benefits. What more could you ask for! It Pays to be Union!

The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) jointly sponsor apprenticeship training programs that offer you the opportunity to earn wages and benefits while you learn the skills needed for a trade that can be both challenging and rewarding.

The SEJATC provides training for Apprentices and Journeymen in the organized electrical industry within the Local 246 jurisdiction.


There are four primary specialties in electrical work. By far, Inside Wireman is the largest of the four. Nationally, the Inside Wiremen position has over 200,000 Journeymen and Apprentices who are members of the IBEW. Just as important, though fewer in number, are the Outside Linemen, Residential Wiremen, and Telecommunications Installer-Technicians.

We offer apprenticeship and training in the following areas:

Journeyman Inside Wireman
Residential Wireman
Telecommunications Installer-Technicians

The Inside Wireman apprenticeship program is five years; the Residential and Telecommunications Installer-Technicians apprenticeship programs are three years.

The Apprentices attend classes two evenings a week, nine months a year for classroom instruction and 1800 hours a year of on-the-job training. In addition, through an articulation agreement with Eastern Gateway Community College, our Apprentices attend courses to graduate with an Associate of Technical Study in Electrical Trades Technology.

At the end of your apprenticeship you have no student loans to pay back and you have been making money the whole time you have been in school.

The Inside program costs $500.00 a year and the Residential program cost $300.00 a year. What College can you attend for just $500.00 a year? The answer is none!


As union members, we bargain collectively with our employers over wages, benefits, and rights. We have the best chance of receiving better wages, benefits and fair treatment in the workplace by bargaining collectively as a union. Wage Rate is based on the guidelines of the collective bargaining agreement between the Steubenville Division, North Central Ohio Chapter, N.E.C.A, and Local Union 246, I.B.E.W. You will receive pay raises based on you progress in the classroom and on-the-job.

Paid benefits include a Pension, Retirement, Health & Welfare, and Vacation.

Training Director
Brian Ferguson

Office Administrator/ Assistant Training Director
Christy Hardwick

Jason Walden, Trustee | NECA
Ed Wickham, Trustee | TS Electric
Robert Hildebrand, Trustee | Sayre Electric

Eric Nutter, Trustee | Business Manager, IBEW Local 246
Jamie Taylor, Chairman
Kevan Brown, Trustee | President/Organizer, IBEW Local 246

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