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Three Apprenticeship Programs

Three Apprenticeship Programs, Three Training Locations

 

WECA has three state-and-federally-approved apprenticeship programs: Commercial Inside Wireman, Residential Wireman, and Low Voltage (Sound andCommunication Installer: Voice Data Video and Fire Life Safety). Commercial Inside Wireman and Residential Wireman are offered at three training facilities throughout the state of California: Sacramento Region, San Diego, and Riverside. Low Voltage is offered at our Sacramento Region and San Diego facilities. Our experienced instructors and established curriculum are helping to train your electrical workforce of tomorrow.

A WECA apprentice's school tuition costs are paid by the WECA Member Contractors who employ them. WECA Apprentices attend classes in an accelerated and intensive format consisting of full-time classroom training and hands-on labs for two consecutive weeks every five to seven months. Each two-week session is equal to one semester of classroom instruction.

Electrical and Low Voltage contractors must be approved to train by WECA and agree to abide by state and federal apprenticeship regulations before indenturing apprentices into one of our programs.

WECA is an Equal Opportunity Organization. The recruitment, selection, employment and training of apprentices during their apprenticeship, shall be without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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WECA Apprenticeship Programs

Commercial

The Apprentice enrolled in the Commercial Inside Wireman Apprenticeship Program works under the direct supervision of a journeyman electrician installing electrical distribution centers, panel boards, sub panels, conduit systems, motor controls, lighting, fire alarms, and temporary wiring in commercial building.

  • 5-year commitment (Classroom & Paid On-The-Job Training)
  • A generous health & welfare plan that includes Anthem Blue Cross, Dental, Pension Plan, and Life Insurance.
  • Starting hourly base wages range from minimum wage to $22.00 or more depending on the type of work and location. Commercial apprentices can expect to earn between $17.00 and $45.00 or more per hour in their 5th year of apprenticeship depending on the type of work and location.

Residential

The Apprentice enrolled in the Residential Wireman Training Program works under the direct supervision of a journeyman electrician installing home and small apartment house wiring, which includes electrical service, installation of Romex and boxes, hooking up of ranges and other major appliances, receptacles, switches, lighting, electrical heat, and heat pumps.

  • 3-year commitment (Classroom & Paid On-The-Job Training)
  • Includes Fringe Benefit Package provided by Contractor.  Fringe benefits may include major medical or 401K or cash equivalent.
  • Starting hourly base wages range from minimum wage to $21.00 or more depending on the type of work and location. Residential apprentices can expect to earn between $12.20 and $31.00 or more per hour in their 3rd year of apprenticeship depending on the type of work and location.

Low Voltage (Sound and Communication Installer: Voice Data Video and Fire Life Safety)

The Apprentice enrolled in the Sound and Communication Installer (Voice/Data/Video) Training Program works under the supervision of a journeyman technician installing and testing, servicing and maintaining systems utilizing the transmission and/or transference of voice, sound, video and digital signals for commercial, education and security and entertainment purposes, as well as for fire, life, and safety.

  • 3-year commitment (Classroom & Paid On-The-Job Training)
  • Includes Fringe Benefit Package provided by Contractor.  Fringe benefits may include major medical or 401K or cash equivalent.
  • Starting hourly base wages range from minimum wage to $15.00 or more depending on the type of work and location. VDV apprentices can expect to earn between $14.00 and $25.00 or more per hour in their 3rd year of apprenticeship depending on the type of work and location.

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Training Facilities

Sacramento Region Office & Training Center (HQ)

 

 

3695 Bleckely Street
Rancho Cordova, CA 95655
Phone: (916) 453-0112
Fax: (916) 452-7011
Toll Free: (877) 444-WECA (9322)
E-Mail: info@goweca.com
Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Map of Sacramento Region Location

Have a question outside of office hours? Please either email us at info@goweca.com or use our contact form and we'll respond to within 24 hours (M-F.)

 

 

 

 

San Diego Training Center

(no office services at this location)
9320 Hazard Way, Suite B-1
San Diego, CA 92123
Phone: (877) 444-9322 toll-free
Fax: (858) 751-0604
E-Mail: info@goweca.com
Map of San Diego Location

           

 

Riverside Training Center

(no office services at this location)
1180 W. Spring Street, Suite B
Riverside, CA 92507
E-Mail: info@goweca.com
Map of Riverside location