PROGRAMS

Inside Apprenticeship

An Inside Wireman works on new construction projects, remodeling existing complexes, maintaining electrical equipment, repair work, and service work. As a commercial electrician, you will be involved in many different types of jobs presenting rewards and challenges.

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Residential Apprenticeship

A Residential Wireman is a skilled craftsman who specializes in wiring houses, apartments, and similar dwelling units of residence. A residential electrician does physical labor installing cables, electrical services, underground conduit, and electrical devices.

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Construction Wireman

A Construction Wireman works on residential and commercial light projects. This is program is an entry-level job into the electrical industry, not an apprenticeship. It is 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.
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.
“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.

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.

ABOUT US

The Akron Area Electrical JATC delivers the highest quality of training through the combined efforts of our membership and contractors. Our apprentices begin this program with different levels of education and backgrounds of all different styles. Even if you only know how to screw in a lightbulb, our program will assist you to reach new levels of excellence if you are willing to work hard and learn to the best of your ability. Through the classroom training and on-the-job training, our apprentices graduate as journey-level electricians. 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.
MATTI-LYNN CHRISMAN
MATTI-LYNN CHRISMANApprenticeship Coordinator
Matti-Lynn is the Apprenticeship Coordinator at the Akron Area Electrical JATC where she keeps record of each apprentice’s progress, journeymen training, and other data related to the success of our organization. Matti is a two-time graduate of Kent State University with a BA in Public Communication and a BFA in Musical Theatre. She spends her time adventuring outdoors or participating in theatre events/shows. Fun fact: she has two cats she rescued from a local shelter. One of them is a blind cat who loves to cuddle, and the other is a shy girl who loves to hide.
Barb Schaible
Barb SchaiblePre-Indentured Operations Administrative Assistant
Barb Schaible is currently the part-time 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.

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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

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/

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

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

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

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

WITCHEY LIGHTNING ROD
2145 Wall Rd.
Wadsworth, OH 44281
330-336-6202

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