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 over $1,500 college tuition per year for each apprentice. The total cost for training for each apprentice exceeds $6,000 per year and that amount continues to climb.

Other costs during apprenticeship:

  • Union dues, paid to the Local Union, are less than $40 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.

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