WHAT IS A TECHNICIAN?
A technician 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 technician performs a service which enables the consumer to use
electrical energy for such purposes as audio visual, intercom, public
address, fire alarm, nurse call, CATV, CCTV access, security and fiber
WHY BECOME A
Technicians earn high hourly wages and experienced men and women are
always in demand. Many who complete their apprenticeship move up the
career ladder as estimators, supervisors and superintendents. You might
even own your own company someday.
WHAT IS THE
APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM FOR TECHNICIANS?
The apprenticeship program is a combination of classroom and on the job
training over a three year period of time. The program is designed to
provide the apprentice with the necessary theory and practical training
to earn the status of technician. For completion, 450 hours of classroom
instruction and 6,000 on the job training hours are required. Those
apprentices, who satisfactorily complete the requirements, will receive
a Completion Certificate from the New Mexico Department of Workforce
Solutions, State Apprenticeship Council (SAC) and the National IEC.
WHAT ARE THE JOB
During the training period, the apprentice will be employed by special
systems contractor members of the association. After the training period
and when the apprentice has achieved technician status, job
opportunities will exist locally and nationally. The demand for an
technician's services will be in direct proportion to attitude and
eagerness to produce quality, useful work.
WHAT PAY CAN AN
The minimum pay an apprentice can expect is 50% of the hourly rate of
pay for a special systems technician. This rate is determined by the
Apprenticeship and Training Committee and approved by State
Apprenticeship Council (SAC). The apprentice has the ability to receive
hourly pay increases for every 1000 hours worked, when successfully
completing the corresponding semester of related classroom instruction
with a minimum of 75% grade, and attending the required number of
related classroom instruction hours throughout the training. When the
apprentice has successfully completed the apprenticeship program they
will have their ES7 or ES3 license.
IS THERE A COST TO THE
Apprentices are required to purchase text
books and their tools.
WHO CAN APPLY TO THE
Any person at least 18 years of age can apply. The Apprenticeship &
Training Committee will review results of applicant’s educational
background, references and whatever related work experience they may
have, if any.
WHAT ARE THE MINIMUM
REQUIREMENTS FOR CONSIDERATION AND THE PROCEDURE TO APPLY FOR THE
To qualify for an interview and to be placed on the ranking list,
applicants must meet the following requirements. IEC charges a $20.00
fee for the application.
must be at least 18 years of age.
application provided by the sponsor and accurately respond to all
questions and items including statements that indicate they are able
to perform the essential function of the trade.
Submit a valid
Applicants must complete the math section of the
Accuplacer Exam at an approved facility. Official test scores must
be submitted with a completed application to the IEC office.
responsible for reliable transportation to the employer’s place of
business, job site and classroom related instruction.
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