IBEW Local 347’s members are highly trained professionals who receive ongoing training throughout their career. Local 347’s industry training is the best in the region in quality, education, and technical expertise.

Our curriculum is constantly upgraded to include the latest technological developments and our instructors are the most qualified in the industry. Each one is a direct graduate of our training program with several years of field experience and on-going education. Each apprentice who graduates to “Journeyman Wireman” status has logged over 10,000 hours of combined classroom and field experience. Journeyman Technicians and Journeyman Residential Wiremen have logged over 6,000 hours of combined classroom and field experience. All apprentices are held to the strictest of standards and are overseen by an Apprenticeship Committee. Journeymen are required to complete 6 training hours per year of continuing education at one of our Training Centers to stay ahead of emerging technologies in the marketplace.

Training expenses for each apprentice and Journeyman including tuition, instructor fees, curriculum development, facility fees, and equipment and overhead costs are covered by a scholarship through our Training Trust which is funded through our collective bargaining agreement with the IOWA NECA.

To learn more about becoming an IBEW Local 347 apprentice, please visit or contact our Training Center Director:

Stephen Hansen
Director, Iowa JATC
515.224.4349 ext. 2