The total cost for the program can be summed up as:

  1. $25.00 non-refundable application fee due at the time of application.
  2. $125.00 for an online math course required of all new apprentices.
  3. $700.00 annual tuition fee.
  4. $272.00 for hand tools (if you purchase from the Program).

The ETAK Program pays all college tuition to Pellissippi State Community College for each apprentice. Our total cost for training for each apprentice exceeds $5,000 per year and that amount continues to climb. A pretty good scholarship for apprentices.

Other costs during apprenticeship:

  • Union dues, paid to the Local Union, are approximately $45 per month. Much of this cost is applied to fund a member’s IBEW pension and life insurance plan.
  • 3.5% working assessments are deducted from wages to fund the Local Union operations and building fund.

TOTAL COST FOR ALL FIVE YEARS is less than $4,000. By then you have earned 45 semester hours of college credit and, maybe another 57 semester hours of college credit. WE SUGGEST this is a pretty good scholarship. And, you are vested in the NEBF pension plan ($160 per month at retirement). And, this retirement increases $32 for each additional year you work before retirement. And, the NEBF is only one of three retirement plans.

Contact Us

To learn more about ETAK programs you should review this entire website. For information about our training programs see the Apprenticeship and CW/CE information areas. If you still have questions after reviewing this site you may contact our office.

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6107 Central Avenue Pike
Knoxville, Tennessee 37912


Local: 865.379.6214
Fax: 865.379.1712