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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 on a monthly basis. All applicants will be notified by regular mail of when the test will be administrated.
Interviews are currently held once a month. All applicants will be notified by regular mail of when the interview will be conducted.
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 administrative fees of $1,000 per year and the Residential Program has administrative fees of $800 per year.
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.
The application must be completed in 30 days to include the submission of transcripts.
The current wage for a Residential wireman is $20.17 per hour.
The starting wage for a Residential apprentice is $11.21 per hour
The current wage for an Inside Journey-level worker is $34.04 per hour.
The starting wage for an Inside apprentice is $13.82 per hour.
From the time an application is started, there is 30 days to complete the application and submit official transcripts. After 30 days, the application will be archived, and reapplying will be necessary.
No, college transcripts are in addition to the minimum requirements and could influence your application.
Yes, the JATC does need an official copy of your high school transcripts to complete the application process. 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 transcripts will suffice in lieu of official high school transcripts.