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. NOTE: Please sign up for an Informational Session once they become available. Informational Session dates will be posted starting late August and end in January.
  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 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 early 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 18
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
7. Resume

Must live in Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin or Berkshire County

Click on the “Become an Apprentice” tab in the header to learn more

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CT Code update

The CT code update is NOT scheduled for 2025 yet.

You can sign up here:

CT Code update

Cost is $70 for CBA Members, Contributing contractors and $90 for non CBA members

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MA Code update

This is for licensed and current local 7 members and contractors.

The next class will be scheduled for the Fall of 2024 (One of the last ones)

Free for Retirees, contributing members and contractors. Non-contributing Members will be Charged $150.
Code books available at the JATC office for $125.


Sign up here when available

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Informational Meetings

Next meeting will be Posted in August 2024

Registration is not available:

The 2023 -2024 Informational meeting cycle has concluded.

Registration is not available

Last scheduled meeting of this cycle will most likely be in January


As Requested

Register in advance for this meeting: Click here

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