Fridley, MN 55432-3307
What is Apprenticeship?
The following apprenticeship info has made available by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry.
Qualifications for Apprenticeship
Minnesota Limited Energy Agreement
Individuals may enter the pool of qualified applicants by the following means listed below. Every individual selected for apprenticeship shall come from this established pool of apprenticeship applicants:
Individuals who can show that they meet the qualifications listed below will make application for apprenticeship and be reviewed by the committee for indenture. To be considered for indenture, applicants must be employed by a contractor signatory to the Minnesota Limited Energy Agreement. In addition, applicants must:
- Be a minimum of 17 years of age; and must be a minimum of 18 years of age at the time of selection and indenture;
- Complete the application form;
- Show evidence of successful completion of: one full credit of high school algebra with a passing grade or one post high school algebra course with a passing grade;
- Be a high school graduate or have a GED, or in lieu of a high school diploma or GED. Have a two year associate degree or higher;
- Provide an official high school transcript and post high school education and training. All GED records must be submitted if applicable;
- Submit a DD-214 to verify military training and/or experience if a veteran;
- Obtain a score of three (3) or higher using the electrical trade’s aptitude test developed and validated by the American Institutes for Research
(Aptitude tests are offered monthly. Contact us for dates and times)
- Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license;
- Individuals who can verify (indisputable documenting evidence) that they have worked a minimum of 4800 hours, specifically in the low voltage trade, do not need to meet the requirements of items c, d, and e.
How to Apply
You can apply online by simply clicking on the link below. You will be redirected to TradeSchool Web Services.
Classification and Wage Scale
For the Limited Energy Installer Apprenticeship Program
The Minnesota Statewide Limited Energy Apprenticeship Program uses the wage scale as defined in the Limited Energy Union Agreement. Wage rates listed below are in effect until June 30, 2023.
The rates listed are effective as of July 1, 2022.
|Period||Classification||Hourly Rate of Pay|
|1||Installer Level – 1||$17.45|
|2||Installer Level – 2||$19.57|
|3||Installer Level – 3||$21.75|
|4||Installer Level – 4||$23.95|
|5||Installer Level – 5||$26.13|
|6||Installer Level – 6||$28.31|
The classification for apprentices completing the Installer Apprenticeship Program is Journeyman Installer.
|Classification||Hourly Rate of Pay|
|General Foreman Technician||$46.57|
There is not an indentured Technician Apprenticeship Program. Technician classifications are available only if qualifications are met and an offer is made and accepted as per the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Please note, the above wage rates do not include any benefits or deductions.