Hands-On

Train in brand new facilities...

We recently completed construction of the Hands-On Training Building. The new structure is located right behind the current classroom building. And is outfitted with an electric vehicle charging station and solar array, allowing students to train on real world equipment. The new addition houses state-of-the-art hands-on training in all aspects of the electrical trade.

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Earn while you learn

learn in the lab earn on site...

An apprenticeship combines on-the-job and classroom training. Allowing you, as an apprentice, to actually earn while you learn. As an apprentice, you will work year-round for local electrical contractors, and attend classroom sessions during the academic year. As you learn by doing, you are paid directly by the contractor employing you.

Career Opportunities.

An Inside Wireman, also referred to as a Journeyman Electrician, primarily performs electrical construction work in commercial and industrial settings. This is a highly skilled person who completes a five-year...

What is an Apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship combines on-the-job and classroom training. This allows you, as the apprentice to actually earn while you learn. As an apprentice, you will work year-round for electrical contractors...

Training for Success!

Choosing a career can be difficult. There are a lot of factors to consider. Will you enjoy what you do? What are the pay and benefits? Is there growth potential? The only thing tougher then choosing a career...

About CNYETA

The Central New York Electricians Training Alliance provides a skilled, knowledgeable and able work force for the unionized electrical industry within the Central New York area. This covers locations between Syracuse and Cooperstown, from Thendara to Cortland and all points that fall in between, including the metropolitan areas of Syracuse...

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Quick Facts

Can I take the ETA/AIR Aptitude test more than one time?

The only time you would retake the ETA/AIR Aptitude test is if you do not at first qualify for the oral interview by achieving a score of five (5) or above on a stanine scale. You will not be eligible to re-test for a period of six (6) months from the previous test date. Qualifying test scores are accepted for a period of two (2) years. If you re-apply after that time period you will be scheduled to retake the test.

Is experience necessary to apply for apprenticeship?

No experience in the electrical field is required to apply for apprenticeship. The Central New York ETA provides training with a combination of classroom and on-the-job training.

When can I apply for apprenticeship?

Applications are accepted online year round by using the on-line application form. Click here to access the application. Be sure that you follow through with the instructions provided in order to get your application processed in a timely manner.

Where are the jobsites located?

You can expect the jobsites to be located anywhere within the IBEW Local 43 Jurisdiction. This covers locations between Syracuse and Cooperstown, from Thendara to Cortland and all points that fall in between, including the metropolitan areas of Syracuse, Utica, Rome, Oswego, and Fulton. Click here to view a Jurisdiction Map.

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