Electrical Apprenticeship Applications Information




April 14, 2021 - Upcoming Training

We are looking for interest in another AutoCAD 1 class. If you are interested in learning how to use the software that architects, engineers, and electrical construction professionals utilize to draft the drawings that electricians use every day on the job to guide them through all the various electrical installations, this class is for you. It will provide you with all the basic information and skills for beginning to utilize AutoCAD and prepare you for more complex design projects featured in AutoCAD 2.

If you are interested in taking AutoCAD 1, please call 201-265-7273 x3230 and have your name added to the list. We will run the class in the very near future if there is enough interest

Please keep checking here for updates on upcoming training classes and information on the exciting things happening at the Training Academy.



About the Training Academy:

Our membership consistently keeps up to date with these evolving challenges and avoid being left behind. Our contractors rely on individuals with the aptitude and desire to:

  • Being productive on day one
  • Meet challenges and construction goals daily
  • Excel in a variety of job-site assignments
  • Demonstrate their knowledge, skills and abilities
  • We employ the "Code Of Excellence" daily
How does each member meet our obligation to proficiently perform the work associated with the tasks of our trades? That's where Local 164's Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee … the JATC … steps in. Representing both the IBEW and NECA, we've dedicated countless hours towards developing an efficient training program … through systematic schooling and on-the-job training … to produce highly qualified electricians and telecommunications technicians with the skill, attitude and knowledge to get jobs done on time and under budget.

Training Facility

The IBEW Local 164 Training Academy is a state-of-the-art facility, located in a 40,000-square-foot, two-story building adjacent to our headquarters. It offers easy access to the Garden State Parkway, NJ Routes 17 and 4, allowing for quick and direct transportation via car. (Get directions)

The Academy boasts 12 large classrooms and 10 labs, including two state-of-the-art computer labs with a full complement of the most modern equipment. This includes the latest electrical, instrumentation, local operating network and "voice-data-video" equipment, all of which is central to the experiments and troubleshooting exercises that make up typical classwork-related studies.

The Training Academy also has a library of the latest printed materials, along with educational information available via a variety of media, including films, videos, and online training and content. Our center also boasts a 10,000-square-foot auditorium, available for student assemblies and large seminars. These facilities provide an excellent setting for the advancement of the program's objectives.

The program itself is a national standardized training program, with course materials periodically reviewed, updated and revised by the Electrical Training Alliance which serves as our National JATC. Our goal is to ensure that all students keep up with the latest technology advances, ensuring their ability to meet long-term career objectives!

College Credit:   Local 164's electrical and telecommunications programs are recognized by the American Council on Education (ACE), and graduates earn college credit after completion! As of early 2004, electricians earn 60 semester hours of college credit recommendations from the ACE, while telecommunications technicians earn 37 semester hours. We also currently have an articulation agreement with Hudson County Community College which provides 22 credits toward a Construction Management degree upon completion of our 5-year Inside Electrical Apprenticeship. Thereafter, students may further their education by transferring these credits into degree programs offered by two- or four-year institutions.