Outside lineman in buckets to fix transformers

NEAT Apprenticeship

Earn While You Learn to be a Union Outside Lineman!



Online applications are being accepted starting March 1, 2021.

The Northeastern Apprenticeship Training program prepares apprentices for the challenges and rewards of a career in the Outside Electrical Industry as a Journeyman Lineman member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (I.B.E.W.) – building and maintaining power line systems throughout the Northeastern United States and the nation.

Apprentices learn through on-the-job training, at-home study and classroom instruction.

NEAT is an Area Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee (A.J.A.T.C.) program based on National Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee (N.J.A.T.C.) curriculum and consists of:
• 7,000 hours of study, training and examinations and
• Approximately 3-1/2 years of instruction and training.

Earn College Credit

College credit is available to graduates of the apprenticeship program, who can receive 27 semester hours of college credit through the American Council on Education that can be applied toward continued college education.