Construction Wireman / Construction Electrician Program
The Construction Wireman Construction Electrician (CW/CE) program sometimes offers employment opportunities for those waiting to make
application for the apprenticeship program. The program may also offer employment for those interested in the trade but unable to qualify
for the apprenticeship program. It may also be an excellent program for those already employed in the electrical construction trade but
interested in seeing what other opportunities are available.
The CW/CE program is NOT a dead-end program. It is designed to provide a pathway to Journey Level status for those willing to complete
training, mostly through home study courses coupled with certification and testing.
Wages are based on a percentage of the current Journeyman hourly rate. Benefits will also vary in the CW/CE program. NEBF is a pension plan
that begins immediately for everyone at no cost to the employee. Upon retirement, one also receives a pension from the IBEW for each year of
membership. There is also a Local Pension Plan wherein the employer pays a contribution for all workers with the classification of CE1, CE2, CE3.
There are no deductions in wages for the NEBF pension or the local retirement program. One does of course pay union
dues which are less than $40 per month. The IBEW also provides a death benefit for its retired members.
Health Insurance is provided for a CW/CE with the classification of CW2 and higher. Family coverage can be purchased.