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IBEW Local 569: Rigorous Training, Lifelong Learning

IBEW Local 569’s members are highly trained professionals who receive ongoing training throughout their career. Local 569’s industry training is the best in the region in quality, education and technical expertise. and is provided by our San Diego and Imperial Counties Electrical Training Institute(link is external).

Join us at ETI where you can earn a salary and build your career while receiving FREE College credits! At ETI, we provide a qualified, highly-skilled work force for the unionized electrical and sound telecommunication industries for San Diego and Imperial Counties of California.

Our curriculum is constantly upgraded to include the latest technological developments and our Instructors are the most qualified in the industry. Each one is either a direct graduate of our training program with several years of field experience or a professional engineer. Each apprentice who graduates to “Journeyman Wireman” status has logged over 11,000 hours of combined classroom and field experience and Journeyman Soundmen have logged over 6,400 hours. Journeymen are required to complete 18 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 San Diego Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association.


Imagine a world where you earn while you learn. A world that allows you to earn a salary and build a career while receiving FREE college credits. No fees, loans, no debt – just smart. That world is here now.

To learn more about becoming an IBEW Local 569 apprentice, please contact the:

San Diego and Imperial Counties Electrical Training Institute(link is external)

4675 Viewridge Avenue
San Diego, CA 92123
Phone: (858) 569-6633
Fax: (858) 569-0624 is external)

Their hours of operation are Monday thru Friday, 7:30am to 4:30pm. You can bring in your minimum required documents consisting of your:  official high school transcripts, valid driver’s license, and social security card on any day during our business hours (M-F 7:30AM-4:30PM, closed at noon for lunch) to start the application process.

If you have questions regarding our application procedures, or if you have applied and wish to check on the status of your application, please feel free to call (858) 569-6633.

Helmets to Hardhats - IBEW 569 Supports Veterans

As participants in the Helmets to Hardhats program, IBEW Local 569 provides returning veterans with a pathway into a middle-class career in the construction industry. Military personnel who have worked in an electrical or electronic “Military Occupational Specialty” in the armed services are able to enter our apprenticeship program through a special application process or be placed in Journey-level positions according to their skill level. This highly successful national program has placed veterans all over the country in skilled construction careers with family healthcare, pension retirement and excellent wages. 

For more information, please visit the Helmets to Hardhats website.