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IBEW Local 22 is one of 2,376 local electrical unions across the United States. We’ve been Omaha's Electrical Construction Union since 1892. We provide the skilled labor to install and maintain the area's Commercial, Industrial, Residential, and Low-Voltage electrical applications.
The Local 22 Jurisdiction serves over 22 counties in Nebraska and Iowa. We also have a satellite office in Columbus, NE to serve our industrial and commercial partners more effectively.
Our union is designed to provide assistance and a voice for the local electrical worker in all matters and issues that affect their lives. Matters like finding work, providing answers on health and financial benefits, or gaining access to new or additional training.The bottom line is this: Local 22 is the people in it, and the people are the union. We are always seeking new members to join our Brotherhood and start making a better life for themselves and their families.
If you are currently a licensed Electrician in the state of Iowa or Nebraska, and would like information on how to join IBEW Local 22, please visit our offices at 8946 L Street in Omaha, 2304 13th Street in Columbus (on Monday's from 4pm - 6pm) or contact one of our Membership Development Coordinators:
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To become an Apprentice in our Local, the Omaha Joint Electrical Apprenticeship & Training Committee accepts applications year around for the Electricians Apprenticeship program. Applications for Commercial and Industrial (Inside Electricians) can be filled out on all working Mondays, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Applications for Residential and Telecommunication can be filled out on all working Tuesday’s, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Applications are taken at the Apprenticeship Office, (8960 L. Street, Suite 200, Omaha, NE). There is a $20.00 application fee.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR APPLICANTS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
* Must be at least 17 years of age at the time of application and 18 years of age at the time of starting the program.
* Must have a birth certificate
* Must have a Social Security card.
* Must have a valid drivers license.
* Must be a high school graduate or have a GED.
* Minimum Math - Must have completed one full year of high school algebra with a passing grade. OR One posth high school algebra course with a passing grade.
* Will be required to take an aptitude test and score a minimum grade.
* Applicants selected will be required to provide results of physical examination and will be screened for drugs and alcohol.
Please visit our Omaha Joint Electrical Apprenticeship Training Committee Website for more information
|Construction Wireman / Construction Electrician
The Construction Wireman program is a four-year entry level program that consists of five levels. A placement test will be given if an applicant has prior verifiable experience, by way of check stubs, W-2s, tax forms, or a letter from previous contractors. Starting pay for a CW-1 is $10.76 per hour. After 1500 hours, the pay would be increased to $12.30 per hour, plus benefits. The pay for a CW-5 is $16.94 per hour, plus benefits. Advancement is completing the required coursework, by working the required number of hours, and taking a test to show skill improvement. At any time, a person may choose to stay at their current pay period. After completing all five levels, you may enter into the Construction Electrician program.
The Construction Electrician program is a three-year program intended for electrical workers with more than 8000 hours (about four years) of verifiable experience. A placement test will be given when the applicant has provided verifiable experience, by way of check stubs, W-2s, tax forms, or a letter from previous contractors. The starting pay for a CE-1 is $20.02 plus fringe benefits. After 2000 hours and successful completion of the Craft Certification test, the pay will be increased to $21.56 per hour plus fringe benefits. After 2000 hours as a CE-2 and successful completion of the Craft Certification test the pay will be increased to $23.10 per hour. Once the person receives a Journeymen’s license from the States of Nebraska and Iowa, and successfully completes the final test of the Craft Certification, the Construction Electrician will become eligible for Journeyman Wireman status in IBEW Local 22.
The Omaha Joint Electrical Apprenticeship & Training Committee is accepting applications year round for the Construction Electrician/Construction Wireman program. Applications can be filled out on all working Mondays and Tuesdays from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.; Applications are taken at the Apprenticeship Office, (8960 L Street, Suite 200, Omaha, NE).
THE APPLICANT MUST HAVE THE FOLLOWING ITEMS BEFORE AN APPLICATION CAN BE FILLED OUT:
* Must be 18 years of age.
* Must have a Social security card, or proof of a social security number.
* Must have a birth certificate.
* Must have a valid driver’s license.
* Must show proof of high school graduation or GED.
* Must register with Bart Burshaw of the Nebraska Workforce Development Office. 5717 F Street Omaha NE (Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
AFTER THE APPLICATION IS COMPLETELY FILLED OUT:
* Applicants will receive a physical examination form that must be completed before the applicant can be sent to a contractor.
POINTS OF INTEREST:
The CW/CE Program is simply another path for a person to join our ranks. This makes it possible for an individual who is unable to complete an apprenticeship for any reason to still gain and maintain employment and education in the electrical construction industry. This program permits the participant to advance at their own pace and still be a proud member of the best team in the world.
This program is also designed to assist those who have been trapped into “helper” type programs where they are locked in by others. Advancement in this program is NOT an employer’s decision. It is not the decision of the Local Union or the Apprenticeship Training Office. Growth and advancement rests clearly with the participant and is limited only by the individual’s personal desires, initiative, and ability. If you are motivated, you will progress and you will succeed. No more excuses from employers about not making the profit goals, or putting off your review for another 60 days. If you achieve the goals, you will advance to the next pay-grade. You will make more money.
It is up to you to take advantage of this program and gain the skills and knowledge you need to be successful. By becoming more skilled and advancing your training, you help us all to become more marketable and more employable.
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