For over 115 years, Apprentice Training for the Electrical Industry (ATEI) has served as the training arm for IBEW Local Union 98 and the Penn-Del-Jersey Chapter of NECA. ATEI offers training for both new entrants into the electrical industry and for experience journey-level workers as well. ATEI utilizes the apprenticeship model for training new entrants into the electrical industry. Apprenticeship is a training model that has existed for hundreds of years and is built on the combination of on-the-job training (OTJ) and related or classroom training. Most importantly, the ATEI apprenticeship model is an earn-while-you-learn model. New apprentices are assigned to a signatory employer and earn a paycheck while attending weekly related instruction and learning on-the job. Depending upon which apprenticeship program you enter, the term of apprenticeship will vary. The Inside Wireman program, for example, consists of 8,000 hours of OJT and approximately 1,080 hours of related classroom instruction.