Applications for our Apprenticeship Program are accepted every day, but the deadlines to apply for the next selection periods occur each May 15 and October 15. Contact Chuck Little at 770-454-6400 for more information.
A CAREER PATH FOR YOU:
CONSTRUCTION WIREMAN/CONSTRUCTION ELECTRICIAN PROGRAM
For more information about the Program, or to download the Apprenticeship Application Package, click here.
∑ Do you want to know exactly what youíll be earning five years from now?
∑ Are you concerned about health care benefits?
∑ Do you like the idea of having a pension program for retirement?
∑ Are you tired of getting jobs from temporary agencies?
∑ Do you want to stay current with everything in electrical technology?
Who Are We?
The Atlanta Electrical Contractors Association (AECA) is a not-for-profit trade association representing over 40 employers. We are some of the largest, most successful contractors in Atlanta.
Our projects include:
Professional Athletic Complexes
We employ over 3,500 professionally trained electrical technicians and more than 500 electrical technician trainees. We need career-minded individuals who are eager to learn and grow with the Atlanta electrical industry.
We have been in the Atlanta area for over 75 years and some of our contractors have been here longer than that. A number of our contractors have employees who have been with them for more than 25 years.
Our employers provide:
Employer paid health insurance
Employer paid retirement plans
Employer paid tuition for safety/technical training
AECA members perform drug testing as a condition of employment, after an accident or injury and on a random basis as well.
You will be evaluated to identify an appropriate starting classification of Construction Wireman/Construction Electrician (CW/CE). There are a total of 8 levels. Throughout your career, you will need a valid Georgia driverís license and dependable transportation. Most of the work is in the metro Atlanta area.
Starting pay for a CW-1 is around $20,000 per year (plus benefits) with a CE-8 at $43,800 per year (plus benefits). The yearly pay is based on working 40 hours per week and 50 weeks per year.
Employer paid training will be provided throughout your career! Your current level of experience will determine how many hours of training youíll need each year Ė both on the job (OJT) and in the classroom. To move from one level to the next, you must have at least 2,000 on the job hours each year. Classroom training hours (10 hours to 160 hours) increase with your years of experience. Once all the requirements are met for a CE-8, you can upgrade to a Journeyman.
Itís entirely up to you! If youíre a productive self-starter who shows up for work everyday, has a positive attitude, can work well with others, completes tasks accurately, follows directions and promotes company goals, then you could become any of the following:
Supervisor Safety Manager Estimator Service Technician Project Manager Superintendent Contractor/Owner
Click here for our Construction Wireman/Construction Electrician Brochure (formerly known as IJ's). Left click to open in your browser or right click and scroll down to "save target as" to save directly to your hard drive. If you're asked for a password, just click "cancel."
For additional information about the Program, contact Chuck Little at 770-454-6400 or chucklittle@ bellsouth.net Heíll be glad to answer any questions you might have.