An individual who can show that they meet the conditions listed after making application for apprenticeship, will be afforded an oral interview by the JATC. If interviewed, the applicant will be listed among those applicants qualified for selection for a period of one calendar year from the date of interview.
To be interviewed the applicant must:
- Be a minimum of 17 years of age.
- Be at least a high school graduate, or have a GED, or have a two-year associate degree or higher.
- Provide an official transcript for high school and post high school education and training. All GED records must be submitted if applicable.
- Submit a DD-214 to verify military training and/or experience if they are a veteran and wish to receive consideration for such training/experience.
- Show evidence of successful completion of: one full year of high school algebra with a passing grade, or one post high school algebra course with a passing grade
- As prescribed by the JATC, qualify for interview using the Electrical Trade's aptitude test developed and validated by the American Institutes for Research.
- Complete a biodata form.
- Present evidence that they possess a valid Driver's License.
- Prior to being indentured, applicants selected from the pool of interviewed applicants must be at least 18 years of age and may be required to provide results of a physical examination and drug test as describe by the JATC.
All applicants must have had 1 year of Algebra with a passing grade, be 18 years or older, have a valid drivers license, and a high graduate or GED and documentation is required.
After an applicant has sent in the required information, within the specific time frame, they will be scheduled for an Aptitude test. This committee requires that an applicant score a 4 or higher to be eligible for an interview. Those that rank at the top (of a pre-determined number of apprentices to take for the year) will then be scheduled for a drug screening and will be required to pass it.
This is a 5 year program. An apprentice will, at the end of his or her term, gain on-the-job training in the excess of 8000 hours and over 940 hours of class room training. As an apprentice advances through his or her training, they receive predetermined pay increases (a percentage of JW scale). EARN WHILE YOU LEARN. At the end of an apprentice's term they become a Journeyman Wireman and are paid full scale.
You can contact Ben Tiefel if you have any questions at (765) 449-4300.