The apprentice learns the skills of the trade through on the job training, working alongside an experienced journeyman who passes on the skills that he or she has learned over the years. In addition to the on the job training the apprentice receives a balance of classroom instruction and hands on lab activities that produces competency and pride that leads to becoming a true craftsman.
Another true advantage to apprenticeship is you earn while you learn. Apprentices start earning a livable wage as soon as they start working. They receive pay advancements throughout their apprenticeship based on the hours worked and the hours in the classroom.
Apprentices receive their education at the training center in Cedar Rapids, IA. Classes are one day a week for 5 hours from the end of August to the end of May. The Inside Wireman program is 5 years, the Telecommunication Technician program is 3 years and all classes are taught by experienced Journeyman.
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