electricalThe South Arkansas Electrical Apprenticeship School is a four-year program hosted by SouthArk for those pursuing a career in Electricity. The apprenticeship program is sanctioned by the State of Arkansas Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship training. The program requires both classroom instruction hours (144 contact hours/year) as well as on-the-job training hours (2000/year). The student will receive an apprentice license, issued by the State of Arkansas, while an active participant in this program. Upon completion of the 4-year program, the student will be eligible to take the Journeyman Electrician Exam, administered by the State of Arkansas.

The South Arkansas Electrical Apprenticeship School classes are held at the SouthArk Center for Workforce Development

Requirements include:

  • Must be at least 16 years of age or older
  • Must provide high school diploma or GED
  • Must provide driver's license
  • Must be physically capable of performing the essential functions of the apprenticeship program, with or without a reasonable accommodation, and without posing a direct threat to the health and safety of the individual or others.
  • Must be employed while in the program to receive on the job training.

 To apply to the program or receive more information, please contact Sherri Whitehead at (870) 864-8453 or swhitehead@southark.edu.