Over the past three years, the training center has been offering EPRI (Electric Power and Research Institute) “A” and “B” level Instrumentation Certification and the associated training.
The “A” Level course, Taught by John Scharosch, is 25 weeks in duration one night a week with a written Certification Exam completed during the last week. The A level course electrical theory and the fundamentals of flow, pressure, level and other industrial related processes. Once the student has passed the 200 question EPRI “A” Exam, they are qualified to apply for admission to an EPRI “B” preparatory course which taught by John McCamish over the course of 3 Saturdays. This course is entirely hands on and allows the student learn what they need for the next step.
After the "A" course is completed the student can make an appointment for the Practical EPRI level B exam. This is a three hour exam where the student must show 100% proficiency in calibration and documentation procedures as well as the operation of instrumentation standards. After successful completion of the EPRI “B” Exam the student will be able to sign the Instrumentation book located in Portland, Oregon local 48 dispatch hall.
If you would like to be a part of this community, sign up at the NIETC as soon as possible as classes fill up fast.
The Foreman is the key link between the customer, the contractor and the crew. Properly trained Foreman are vital to the growth and success of our Union Contractors and Electricians.
Increased competition in our industry has created the need for highly effective leaders who are able to meet demands of our increasingly challenging and competitive industry.
Contractors need leaders who can:
• Properly mange tools and materials
• Handle labor issues correctly
• Meet the demands of a tight job schedule
• Coach/mentor employees to peak performance
• Ensure a strong safety culture and work towards an injury free workplace
• Communicate effectively
• Manage change
• Understand the budget and properly manage labor hours
• Effectively manage a job from start to finish
• Build teams at the jobsite and in the company
We are proud to offer this new program to our membership and contractors. Training is available directly to the contractor or through general continuing education classes at the training center.
There are 14 modules available to complete the entire series. Each module is approximately two hours. Classes will be scheduled in Tuesday/Thursday blocks of 4 modules each and can be taken independent of one another. Modules 1 - 4 will be offered initially multiple times through January and February, followed by modules 5 -8 in March and April, Modules 9 -12 in May and June, Modules 13 and 14 in July and August. The modules will be offered at least twice each year, the schedule repeating.
For more information contact: Beth at
or go online at www.nietc.org and look under the Journeyman, Class schedule tab.
Developed through a grant from OR-OSHA, the NFPA 70E - How-to Comply with OSHA Electrical Standards online course is open for enrollment and is approved for 4-hours of Oregon only CEU credit.
The class is designed to inform students about electrical hazard frequency and severity, OSHA electrical and PPE regulations, lock out - tag out protocols, electrical system characteristics and design, and application of NFPA 70E requirements.
Under the grant parameters, the course is free for the balance of 2015. Course dates are posted on the homepage, under the NIETC JW class schedule tab. To enroll, email the registrar or call 503-262-9991.