Welcome to Electrical Training Institute, the information hub where you earn while you learn. Join us at ETI where you can earn a salary and build your career while receiving FREE College credits!

At ETI, we provide a qualified, highly-skilled work force for the unionized electrical and sound telecommunication industries for San Diego and Imperial Counties of California.

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If you're interested in furthering your career, apply for one of our tuition-free apprenticeship programs:

Inside Wireman Apprenticeship Program

This program is a 5-year training program approved by the Division of Apprenticeship Standards for the State of California. The program requires that each apprentice receive a minimum of 8000 hours of on-the-job training in the electrical construction industry with the supervision of a journeyman wireman electrician.

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Telecommunications Apprenticeship Program

This program is a 4-year training program approved by the Division of Apprenticeship Standards for the State of California. The program requires that each apprentice receive a minimum of 6400 hours of on-the-job training in the electrical construction industry with the supervision of a journeyman sound electrician.

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Intelligent Transportation Systems Apprenticeship Program

This program is a 4-year training program approved by the Division of Apprenticeship Standards for the State of California and the Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship. The Transportation Systems Apprenticeship scope of work covers street lighting, traffic signals, and intelligent freeway systems.

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How it works...

Apprenticeship combines on-the-job and classroom training, preparing the apprentice for a career as a skilled craftsman. Apprentices work during the day at training assignments with contractors (employers), who pay the apprentice directly for time worked. Apprentices may be sent to work anywhere in San Diego and Imperial counties.

Apprentices attend school two nights per week two semesters during the year (ETI operates on a tri-semester year. Our apprenticeship classes are credited through Palomar College, San Marcos, California. All classes are held in classrooms and labs at our training facility in San Diego and/or Imperial Valley.

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Are you a US Military Veteran?

Military experience gives you a jump-start!

You’ve already honed your technical skills. Why start your career from scratch when you leave the military? Use those skills to advance your career right now through the Electrical Training Institute.

ETI programs are approved for V.A. benefits, and with military background you can automatically by-pass some of our entrance requirements.

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Applicant test preparation help

These websites have test examples and suggestions for taking the test: http://www.electricaltrainingalliance.org/SamplePage Study help: https://electricianapprenticehq.com/aptitude-test-questions/ and https://www.nietc.org/preparing-for-aptitude-interview.html This website is recommended by the IBEW for test preparation cost: $49.95 x 2 courses; Math aptitude and reading comprehension – https://www.electricprep.com/  Also: https://www.jobtestprep.com/njatc-apprenticeship-test  

Women in the Trades Conference

The EWMC (Electrical Workers Minority Caucus) is a non-profit organization which strives to promote equal opportunity for members of the IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) and to extend career opportunities and training to members and youth of undeserved communities. We foster leadership development and empower minorities to become active participants and leaders in the […]

Intelligent Transportation Systems Instructor Opening

The Electrical Training Institute is looking for motivated and qualified members to share their knowledge with the next generation of IBEW members. Good instructors directly affect the quality of our programs and are the key to our success. The Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) program is a new and evolving program to prepare apprentices to work […]

PRESS RELEASE: $3 million grant will fund San Diego Electrical Training Center in Imperial County

$3 million grant will fund San Diego Electrical Training Center in Imperial County U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $3 Million To Help Establish A Workforce Training Facility In El Centro, California FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 1, 2018 SAN DIEGO – Last week, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration […]

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Summer Semester begin @ San Diego & Imperial County Training Centers
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