Electrician Training


Safety & Skills Training – Investing in our Workforce

Members of the Niagara Peninsula Electrical Contractors Association (NPECA) financially support a training fund through monthly contributions. This fund provides ongoing safety and skills training for our work force at no additional cost to the contractor or the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 303 member. The fund also ensures that our in house trainers are trained to recognized standards. G. Hubbard, IBEW Local 303 is the Training Co-ordinator.

Members of the NPECA and IBEW Local 303 are very pro-active in ensuring that our work force is skilled and safety conscious.

Mandatory training for apprentices throughout their apprenticeship program:

  • WHMIS with annual update (4 hours)
  • Working at Heights (8 hours)
  • First Aid with CPR (16 hours)
  • Non Contact Voltage Tester including proximity tester (1 hour)
  • Personal Protective Equipment (2 hours)
  • Access Structures (2 hours)
  • Housekeeping/Tools (4 hours)
  • Electrical Hazards (2 hours)
  • Arc Flash Awareness (3 hours)
  • Installing wire and cable (2 hours)
  • Powder active tools (2 hours)
  • Hoisting & Rigging (16 hours)
  • Confined Space (4 hours)
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act and subsequent updates (4 hours)
  • Tag and Lock out Procedures (4 hours)
  • Forklift Training (propane) (8 hours)
  • Electrical Code Updates including Code Book (3 hours)
  • Certificate of Qualification preparation course (32 hours)
  • Electrical Project Supervision – Level I (24 hours)

Training continues with our licensed journeymen. Programs are offered to upgrade skills or address current training needs of our customers:

  • Electrical Project Supervision – Levels I, II and III
  • Fire Alarm Certification – Levels 1 through 4
  • Welding
  • Electrical Construction Estimating
  • Photovoltaic/Solar installation
  • Special training approved on merit (Broderson crane, elevated platform, renewable energy)
  • Code Updates (including Code Book)

Our commitment is to provide a safety conscious and skilled workforce on all our job sites.

Members are able to register for training online at www.ibewlocal303.com or by calling the Association office.