Workforce Development

Electrical Apprenticeship

Are you're interested in pursing a career where you can work with your hands, encounter versatile and challenging tasks, and enjoy high compensation, and job security?

With a growing shortage of qualified electrical workers, it has never been a better time to join the electrical industry.  There are plenty of job opportunities available in this high demand field.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), electricians will have a 23 percent growth rate between 2010 and 2020, which is higher than the national average!

What Is An Electrical Apprentice?

An electrical apprentice is someone who works directly under the supervision of a licensed electrician (Journeyman or Master) in order to learn the trade through first-hand experience.  The apprentice will be employed in residential, commercial, or industrial electrical work, and be required to apply for an Apprentice License, in accordance with the Department of Labor standards.

Program Summary

The Electrical Apprenticeship program is a 4-year program that provides training for participating companies that need qualified journey workers in the electrical industry.  Apprentices must complete 160 classroom hours and 2000 OJT (on the job) training hours each year of program participation.  At the end of the four years of training, apprentices can choose to earn the journeyman designation.  After several more years of competent work, they can become a master electrician.

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Contact Information

If you have any questions, feel free to contact:

Leane Hardin

  Leane.Hardin@np.edu
  501-760-4135

Admission Requirements

To apply you must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Have proof of education (HS diploma, GED, or DD214)
  • Copy of Driver's License or State Issued ID
  • Employed with a qualified electrical Contractor in State of AR
  • Complete and submit application packet

Applications for registration to the program must be returned to the Community & Corporate Training Center located at 109 Mid-America Blvd., Hot Springs, AR.

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