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Gain valuable knowledge and earn a solid paycheck on your way to becoming a Journey-level Electrician. Our apprenticeship programs are designed to fully prepare you for a career as an electrician.
An Inside Wiremen (commercial electrician) performs the installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of electrical systems of commercial projects like office buildings, factories, hospitals, power plants, and more.
A Residential Wireman performs the installation, maintenance, and troubleshoot electrical systems in single and multi-family dwellings such as family homes and apartment buildings.
A Construction Wireman works on residential and light commercial projects. Being a Construction Wireman is not an apprenticeship, but an excellent opportunity for someone with experience or with interest in getting started as a career electrician.
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The training programs are second to none. This is a great opportunity to start a lucrative career with plenty of room for growth.
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.
“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.”
“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.”
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Frequently Asked Questions
Aptitude tests are held monthly. All applicants will be notified by email when the they are scheduled to take the aptitude test.
Interviews are held as often as the committee needs them. Applicants will be notified by email when they are scheduled to interview. This will happen after the applicant has passed the aptitude test.
Online applications are accepted all year long and are available 24/7 at by clicking here.
The academic year usually begins in September and ends in May. Classes are held twice a week in the evenings from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Healthcare typically starts after 3-4 months of working and Pension contributions begin when the apprentice becomes a member of the local union; This typically is after the first year of the apprenticeship.
The Inside Program has an administrative fee of $1,000 per year and the Residential Program has an administrative fee of $800 per year. First year apprentices are able to split these payments: half due in the fall at the start of class and half due in the spring. After the first year, apprentices will pay the full amount each fall before the start of classes.
The Residential program is 3 years long.
The Inside program is 5 years long.
There is a $15.00 processing fee per application per program.
Once you have started your application, you have 45 days to complete it before it expires. If you do not complete the application in this time, you will have to start over with a new application.
Once you have completed the Residential Apprenticeship Program, your starting wage as a Residential Journeymen will be around $23.00 per hour.
Residential apprentices start off around $13.00 per hour. Prior electrical construction experience proven by pay stubs or other documentation will be taken into consideration for advancement in pay.
Once you have completed the Commercial Apprenticeship Program, your starting wages as an Inside Journeyman will be around $36.00 per hour.
Inside apprentices start off around $14.00 per hour. Prior electrical construction experience proven by paystubs or other documentation will be taken into consideration for advancement in pay.
We tell our applicants to prepare for a three - four month process when applying for either of the apprenticeship programs. You must complete the application online, get an official copy of your transcript to the JATC, pass the aptitude test, do well in the interview, and be selected off our ranking sheet. Transcripts accepted include high school or GED equivalent documents, or college transcripts with an Associate degree or higher. All applicants must have passed an Algebra course.
College transcripts are not required, but we encourage you to submit any documentation that could influence your application. This may include college transcripts, industry certifications, letters of recommendation, etc.
Yes! The JATC does need an official copy of your high school transcripts to complete the application process. This means that the JATC must receive your transcripts in the mail or in an email directly from your high school. We will also accept a sealed envelope brought into our office. If you have a GED, that must be submitted along with your official high school transcripts for the courses completed. If you have an associates degree or higher, those official transcripts will suffice in lieu of official high school transcripts.