IN-TECH/IBEW 134 - Continuing Education for IBEW Members
The IBEW-NECA Technical Institute (IN-TECH) is a premier apprenticeship education center for Local 134 electricians. In collaboration with IIT, graduates of the IN-TECH program have the opportunity to continue their education and transfer into the Bachelor of Industrial Technology and Management (BINTM) program at IIT.
The BINTM program prepares technical specialists for managerial positions in industry. Students obtain a broad knowledge of current technologies and the management abilities required for a overseeing a range of industrial operations. IBEW/IN-TECH students are encouraged to pursue a professional specialization in Industrial Facilities, which consists of four courses focused on facilities and construction management.
Obtaining the BINTM degree requires the transfer of 63 credits from an accredited college and completion of 63 credits at IIT, for a total of 126 credits. Most students attend on a part-time basis (taking two or three courses per semester) and finish the program in about four years; however students may proceed through the program at their own pace. Review admission requirements at www.iit.edu/cpd/intm/programs/BINTM_admission.shtml.
IBEW/NECA offers a Tuition Reimbursement Program that provides financial assistance to support the continuing education of IN-TECH graduates. This program will cover 50% of tuition costs for a maximum of three courses (4.5 credits) per calendar year. An application is required to confirm program eligibility and a request for reimbursement must be submitted at the start of each semester in which assistance is desired. Eligible students must obtain a "C" or better in all supported courses. More details on this program are offered in the scholarship brochure.
For complete details on the BINTM degree, go to http://www.iit.edu/cpd/intm/programs/bachelor.shtml or download the program description.