Do I Qualify?
The following are minimum qualifications for the program:
- At least 18 years of age (or 17 years and a high school graduate at the time of application).
- Have a high school diploma, a GED, an associates degree, or higher degree.
- Have a qualifying score of ‘5’ on the electrical trade’s aptitude test developed and validated by the American Institutes for Research. Applicants are scheduled for the aptitude test upon receipt of all required documentation.
- Have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation to get to any point within the Program’s geographical jurisdiction at any time. The jurisdiction is Medina, Portage, Summit, and Wayne counties.
- Successfully passing a high school or post education algebra course.
- Must be physically able to perform electrical construction work.
- Have the legal right to work in the United States.
Applicants with bona fide Electrical Construction training and work experience may qualify for an oral interview solely by providing indisputable documented evidence verifying a minimum of two thousand four hundred (2400) hours in the trade. Please call the JATC for further information.
The Committee will interview only those who complete the application process within 45 days and receive a qualifying score on the aptitude test.
- Filling out an online application on the AAEJATC Training Center Website. You will be asked to provide some information to request an account. Once your account has been approved, you will receive an email. With your approved account, you can go in and fill out the application. There is an application fee.
- A sequential application number is assigned at that time of the application.
- Submit (by mail or email) an official high school, college, and GED transcripts (If applicable) verifying meeting the educational requirements. Supporting high school transcripts must also be submitted for applicants with GED’s. However, copies of certificates for adult education courses and the like will be accepted for further review. For military training proof, an official copy of a DD214 must be uploaded or submitted.
- Proof of being at least 18 years of age (or 17 years old at the time of application). An uploaded copy your current copy of your driver’s license is required for proof of age and driving validation.
- Once we have your transcripts, you will be scheduled for an aptitude test and notified via email.
- You must achieve a qualifying score of “5” on the electrical trade’s aptitude test developed and validated by the American Institutes for Research. The AAEJATC will notify all applicants by regular mail for testing. This test can only be taken once within six months for all IBEW/NECA related programs. If you have taken the test for any other IBEW/NECA Program within the last six months, please notify this program of that fact; we will obtain the score and apply it to your application. Failure to do so may result in permanent disqualification.
- If you pass, you will be scheduled for an in-person interview with our committee. You will be notified via email.
- You will be scored on your interview and that score will be sent to you via email. This score is then placed on our ranking list for apprentice selection. When we select apprentices, we will do so right off the top of our ranking list starting with the highest interview score.
All documents become the property of the Akron Area Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee and will not be returned. Transcripts, documentation, or fees received after the deadline stated on the Application Process Checklist will NOT be returned.
Interviewing of qualified applicants is determined by the date that all parts of the application process are complete. Therefore, submitting all transcripts and documentation promptly is crucial. It is advisable to call to check the online status of your application at least two weeks before your designated deadline to verify receipt of the necessary documentation.
Selection of apprentices to the Apprenticeship Program is based on qualification alone without regard to race, creed, gender, age, color, or national origin. The candidates selected for the Apprenticeship are determined by interview score, starting with the highest composite interview score. The Industry’s needs determine the number of apprentices accepted into the Program at that time. Interviewed applicants will remain on an active list, subject for selection, for two (2) years from the date of the last interview.
Post selected applicants are required to pass a drug test, physician physical, and a background check. The AAEJATC bears the cost for these screenings.
Apprentices will be required to pay for administrative fees for each year of the apprenticeship. The current fee is $800 and must be paid before starting the class year.
Complete copies of the Registered Standards, Affirmative Action Plan, Selection Procedure, and Collective Bargaining Agreement are available for review on request. Copies of the Job Description for Inside Wireman are also available on request.
NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATORY POLICY AS TO STUDENTS
The Akron Area Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin — except the applicant must meet the minimum age requirement in administrating of its educational policies, admission policies, and other school-administered programs.
For preparation with the application process and information for future IBEW electrical workers, visit www.electricprep.com.