Baker Technical Institute is launching a journeyman plant electrician apprenticeship program.
A core requirement is to have an oversight committee that consists of journeyman electricians and industry representatives. The program also requires industry partners to offer on the job training opportunities to students to be able to meet their 8,000 hour requirement.
Both Ash Grove Cement Company and Marvin Wood Products, along with local electricians, stepped up and partnered with BTI to make this all possible.
Students in the apprenticeship program will attend class one night per week at BTI and work onsite with a journeyman electrician when not in class. Students will need to complete 576 hours of classroom work and 8,000 hours of on the job training to complete the program. BTI plans to begin classes in January.