VEEP was created to provide service members and veterans with the training and skills needed to join the apprenticeship immediately after separation. By working with bases and local training centers (JATCs), VEEP pairs participants with a JATC that will provide pre-apprenticeship training, and a JATC to continue their apprenticeship after separation. VEEP aims to provide as seamless a transition to civilian life as possible.
How Does VEEP Work?
VEEP is an intensive course, currently only offered in person at three locations in the United States. The program takes place over several weeks and covers topics that prepare you to be a successful electrical apprentice. What to expect from in person training is linked here. In addition to in person training there is a computer mediated version available for the inside electrician program only. What to expect from CML training is linked here.
Prior to attending VEEP, candidates name their top three desired locations for an apprenticeship after transition. The electrical training ALLIANCE works with the selected home location JATC to guarantee direct entry into that apprenticeship. Once an agreement is in place the participant and VEEP training program work to complete the necessary requirements for participation and completion . Training is provided at one of our in person locations, or online and computer mediated. Upon successful completion, the participant enters the apprenticeship and continues building a career in the electrical industry.
The biggest advantage of VEEP is that participants are able to select from locations across the United States and know that a career is waiting upon separation.
What do Electrical Workers do?
Inside Electrical workers install, maintain and repair electrical power, communications, lighting and control systems in homes, businesses and factories. Electrical workers work indoors and outdoors in nearly every type of facility. Almost all electricians work full time, which may include evenings and weekends.
Outside Linemen ensure that electrical power is properly distributed from power plant generation facilities to end-users. They are responsible for the installation and maintenance of all types of power transmission and distribution systems for industrial, commercial, and residential markets.
Both classifications of Electrical workers learn their trade through a registered apprenticeship program that is typically low cost or no cost to the student. A high-school diploma or equivalent is required to begin your apprenticeship and career in the trade. Most jurisdictions require Inside Electricians to be licensed by the state or local governmental agency as applicable .
The certified training and apprenticeship program for Electrical Workers is sponsored by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and the National Electrical Contractors Association and is supported by the electrical training ALLIANCE. This apprenticeship offers apprentices a superior education, at little or no cost to the students, which enables them to reach their full potential within the trade. During their term of training Apprentices are able to earn living wages from day one and receive full benefits (health, vision, etc.).
Once apprenticeship is complete, tradespeople can continue their education and are able to advance beyond Qualified Electrical Worker status through continuing education and certification programs. Based on certifications, a Qualified Electrical Worker can earn anywhere from $25.00 to $42.00 or more an hour.
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Interested in participating in VEEP?
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