International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Bachelor's Degree Program


Local #3 apprentices who have previously earned an Associates Degree or at least 64 college level credits are eligible for a Joint board of the Electrical industry Scholarship should they choose to pursue a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science Degree in Labor Studies. Having completed their Associate of Science in Labor Studies during their apprenticeship, Local #3 journeymen and women may also return to Van Arsdale School to pursue a Bachelors Degree in Labor Studies. These students are encouraged to consult with Local #3 officials about the unions tuition re-imbursement program. 

Returning Local #3 students have access to the college's Individual Prior Learning Assessment process, which enables them to request college credit for any further technical training they have received, or union leadership experience they have accumulated as shop stewards, forepersons, superintendents, trade teachers, business-representatives, collective bargaining agent, etc. 


For more information, contact Nedelka McLean, Coordinator of Student Services at our Manhattan location at (518) 587-2100 ext: 1478 or