PROGRAMS

Inside Apprenticeship

As a commercial electrician, you will be involved in many different types of jobs including:

  • new construction projects
  • remodeling existing complexes
  • maintaining electrical equipment
  • repair work
  • service work
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Residential Apprenticeship

A Residential Wireman is a skilled craftsman who specializes in:

  • wiring houses
  • wiring apartments
  • installing cables
  • installing electrical services
  • working with underground conduit
  • working with electrical devices
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Construction Wireman

A Construction Wireman works on residential and commercial light projects.

  • An entry-level job into the industry, not an apprenticeship
  • An excellent opportunity for those who want to begin collecting electrical work experience
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TESTIMONIALS

The training programs are second to none. This is a great opportunity to start a lucrative career with plenty of room for growth.
Martin H.

Traditional college was not for me. With the help of Local 306, I was able to learn a trade to support my family: residential electric. Thanks to the Commercial Apprenticeship that I am currently enrolled, I will be able to further my electrical career.

David M.
“The JATC program helps me learn the more refined, technical aspects of what I’m learning in the field to help solidify my skills and back up my training.”.
Nathan L.
In the apprenticeship I will be given the opportunity to learn many things in the classroom and through on the job training about the electrical trade. It will set me up for a career as a skilled and knowledgeable electrician where I can make good money, have great health benefits and look forward to a prosperous retirement with the union pension.
Mike G.

ABOUT US

The Akron Area Electrical JATC delivers high quality training to apprentices of all different levels of education. Even if you only know how to screw in a lightbulb, our program will assist you to reach new levels of success. You just have to be willing to learn! Through the classes and on-the-job training, you will graduate as journey-level electrician. Your career starts on day one and only grows through the years!

MATTHEW CAPOZZI
MATTHEW CAPOZZITraining Director
Matthew Capozzi is the Training Director for the Akron Area Electrical JATC where he administers registered electrical apprenticeships and continuous education for journey level workers for International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 306. Matt is a 2010 graduate of the AAEJATC Inside Apprenticeship. He has 17 years of experience in the electrical industry as an apprentice, journeyman, foreman and instructor. He is an OSHA authorized construction trainer, NFPA 70E trainer, an EVITP trainer, and an Inside Apprenticeship instructor. Prior to his work in the electrical industry, Matt worked for Lesco Inc., where he was employed as an installer and project manager.
STEVE MANGUS
STEVE MANGUSCurriculum Coordinator
Steve Mangus is the Curriculum Coordinator for the Akron JATC. Steve instructs courses, helps design and build new hands-on labs, and develops new curriculum. Steve graduated from the Akron apprenticeship program in 1994 and has been a Foreman on many jobs in Akron and surrounding areas. Before he started the apprenticeship, Steve graduated with a diploma in Electronic Engineering Technology from the National Institute of Technology. After which he was hired as an Electronics Technician for Revco Drug Stores where he traveled to many states installing and repairing equipment. Steve has been married for thirty-two years and enjoys life with his wife and three children.
AIMEE LEPORIS
AIMEE LEPORISApprenticeship Coordinator
Aimee is the Apprenticeship Coordinator in training at the Akron Area Electrical JATC where she keeps record of each apprentice’s progress, journeyman training and other data related to the success of our organization. Aimee is a graduate of Miami University (Go Redhawks!) with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing. She enjoys spending quality time with her husband, son & daughter. She is a huge college football fan and can be found watching games every Saturday during football season!
Barb Schaible
Barb SchaiblePre-Indentured Operations Administrative Assistant
Barb Schaible is the receptionist for the Akron Area Electrical JATC where she speaks to customers, takes applications, answers phone calls, and keeps up on day to day tasks in the office. Barb has a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and comes to us from Virginia where she worked at the University of Richmond. Barb and her husband are avid bicyclists and enjoy spending weekends exploring the local bike trails. She also enjoys knitting and spoiling her two dogs, Chip & Bruno.

Local Partners

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National Partners

Providing support for Electrical Apprenticeship programs on a national level

Local Contractors

Below is a list of our superb electrical contractors who are signatory to IBEW local 306 and partner with the Akron Area Electrical JATC for their training needs, membership education, and apprentices.

ADVANCED ELECTRIC
3308 E Waterloo Rd
Akron, OH 44312
330-628-1958

ALL ENERGY SYSTEMS

7780 Brandywine Rd.

Hudson, OH 44236

330-414-7047

AMPS ELECTRIC

2026 Sharon Copley Rd.

Medina, OH 44256

330-391-0445

ANR ELECTRIC
3783 State Rd.
Akron, OH 44319
330-644-4454
www.anrelectricco.com

B.I.S.
1481 Exeter Rd.
Akron, OH 44306
330-773-9191
www.bisedge.com

BLANKS ELECTRIC
25 S. Van Buren Ave.
Barberton, OH 44203
330-745-4046

CASEY ELECTRICAL
478 17th Street, NW

Barberton, OH 44203
330-807-4877

CNE ELECTRIC
924 Manitou Ave.
Akron, OH 44305
330-604-5602
www.cneelectricalcontractors.com

DIES ELECTRIC
643 E. Tallmadge Ave.
Akron, OH 44310

330-253-9959
http://www.dieselectric.com/

DUTTON ELECTRIC

1217 Ashwood Rd.

Akron, OH 44312

330-784-6969

J.W. DIDADO ELECTRIC
1033 Kelly Ave.
Akron, OH 44306
330-374-0070
www.jwdidado.com

EMERY ELECTRIC
2080 Case Parkway South
Twinsburg, OH 44087
330-963-7811
www.emeryelec.com

FINE LINE COMMUNICATIONS
2305 East Aurora Rd. Suite A-10
Twinsburg, OH 44087
330-998-6743
www.finelinecomm.com

FOUR STAR ELECTRIC
3200 Greenwich Rd. #39
Norton, OH 44203
330-825-7111

HATZELL & BUEHLER

1200 Resource Drive Suite 10

Cleveland, OH 44131

216-777-6000

https://www.hatzelandbuehler.com/

HAYWOOD ELECTRIC
1139 Wooster Rd. N
Barberton, OH 44203
330-745-0021

HILSCHER-CLARKE ELECTRIC
441 Munroe Falls Rd.
Tallmadge, OH 44278
234-571-2699
www.hilscher-clarke.com

JMP RESOURCE

2894 Carriage Stone St., NW

Uniontown, OH 44685

330-329-9448

JORDAN ELECTRIC

2438 Ridgewood Rd.

Akron, OH 44313

330-388-7730

LAKE ERIE ELECTRIC
1888 Brown St.
Akron, OH 44301
330-724-1241
www.lakeerieelectric.com/

NOVATNY ELECTRIC
955 Evans Ave.
Akron, OH 44305
330-630-8900
www.novatny.com

SPEELMAN ELECTRIC
235 Northeast Ave.
Tallmadge, OH 44278
330-633-1410
www.speelmanelectric.com

STEEN ELECTRIC

1484 Main St.

Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

330-929-3106

THOMPSON ELECTRIC
49 Northmoreland Ave.
Munroe Falls, OH 44262
330-686-2300
www.thompsonelectric.com

WITCHEY LIGHTNING ROD
PO Box 223
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
330-352-3351