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January 4, 2022 - HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Upcoming Classes:

Saturday, January 29, 2022 - 4-Hour Confined Space Awareness - 8am-12:30pm

In an effort to accommodate our members who are unable to attend classes in the evenings due to work or child care responsibilities, we are offering the opportunity to attend our 4-Hour Confined Space Awareness training on a Saturday morning. This training is critical for anyone attempting to do permit-required confined space entry. Hazard awareness and training on the dangers of confined spaces is the first step in protecting ourselves while working in confined spaces. The course will cover: Identification of permit-required confined spaces, Identification of the roles for personnel working in or around confined spaces, Identification of physical and atmospheric hazards, Atmospheric testing equipment and procedures, Confined Space Entry Permit procedures, Non-Entry Rescue and Emergency Response, Initiation of Emergency Response and other important information that will help us stay safe while working in confined spaces.

If you are interested in attending this training, please call Hillary at 201-265-7273 x 3230. 

As of today, the class is scheduled to be in-person but may be moved online if the Covid surge is still occurring. Class attendees will be notified of any change in advance of the class date.



February 1, 2022 - Basic First Aid and Basic Life Support - Beginning February 1, 2022 and continuing through February/March as needed

These classes are a modular course consisting of Adult Basic Life Support and Basic First Aid and will provide the minimum amount of training necessary to successfully complete the requirements for a trained Basic First Aider.
Adult Basic First Aid - Covers Prevention and initial care for emergency moving of injured patients, wounds/bleeding, traumatic shock, musculoskeletal injuries, burns, near drowning, eye injuries, allergic emergencies, Asthma, fainting and Diabetic emergencies, drug overdose, seizures, poisons, temperature-related problems, insect bites/stings, spider and snake bites, jellyfish stings, dental injuries, and suspension trauma.

Adult Basic Life Support - Covers prevention and initial care for Cardiac emergencies, CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation), AED (Automatic External Defibrillation), Heart Attack, Angina, Stroke, Recovery Position, and foreign body airway obstruction.
These are important, potentially life-saving skills that can be critical in an emergency whether on the job or not and are always good to know in any emergency situation. These certifications require Bi-annual and Annual recertification, respectively, to maintain competency.

These classes provide important skills that can potentially save a life in any emergency situation, whether on the job or off. These classes require Bi-Annual and Annual recertification respectively.

If you are interested, please contact the Training Center and add your name to the list at 201-265-7273 x3230.




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.