The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) jointly sponsor apprenticeship training programs that offer you the opportunity to earn wages and benefits while you learn the skills needed for a trade that can be both challenging and rewarding. You will have the chance to use your mind, as well as your physical skills, to complete work in a variety of settings with the constant opportunity to learn something new.
How Can I Become An Apprentice?
There are 6 basic steps you must complete to get into the apprenticeship program.
1. Attend an Informational Session: Informational Sessions are held each month from September through January. Wages, school hours, school location, dues, benefits, types of work performed, and cost to the apprentice will be discussed along with answering any questions that may arise.
Info Sessions will be posted on the calendar by the end of August.
NOTE: Please see the calendar to the left or review the upcoming events list for Informational Session dates. 2016/2017 Informational Sessions are posted.
2. Complete the checklist of required documents needed to apply: this checklist is handed out at the end of the Informational Session.
3. Once your checklist is completed you may call the JATC office for an appointment to turn in your documents and fill out an application.
4. You are now qualified to take our aptitude test. You will be scheduled to take the test late winter/early spring.
5. If you score a 4 or better on the 1-9 scale on the aptitude test you will qualify for an oral interview: you will be scheduled to interview in the spring.
6. You will be ranked on the average of the 8 scores from the interview panel and possibly accepted into the program.
Some of the basic requirements for becoming an apprentice are:
1. Minimum age 17 to apply, 18 to go to work
2. High School Education or GED
3. One Year of High School Algebra
4. Qualifying Score on an Aptitude Test
5. Drug Free
6. Drivers License
This online brochure is intended to help you make an informed decision about whether or not you would like to pursue an electrical apprenticeship. It will explain how the application process works. It has three parts: