Joining an I.B.E.W. apprenticeship program is an excellent way to begin a career in the electrical trade.
The Apprenticeship is a five year program with on-the-job training. Job related classroom instruction is held two evenings a week in which workers learn the practical and theoretical aspects of a highly skilled occupation. Tuition and book expenses are included.
The Apprenticeship Program's objective is to prepare students for employment in any of the related areas of the electrical trade. This program provides an overview of electrical occupations, including training and employment options available in the following areas: Safety and OSHA Standards, and Electrical / Commercial / Industrial Wiring.
Journeyman Electrical Wireman Program
Wed. April 1, 2020 - Fri. April 3, 2020 - (9:00am-3:00pm) Sat. April 4, 2020 - (8:00am-2:00pm)
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All applicants must apply in person with their pre-requisites in hand (see below for required documents). Once your application package is submitted, you will be notified of your scheduled Written Exam date via postal mail. The Written Exam consists of Algebra and Reading Comprehension – a minimum score of 70% is required to pass. After completing the Written Exam you will receive your test results via postal mail. If you achieve a passing score on the Written Exam, you will be scheduled for an Oral Interview with the Training Committee – a minimum score of 70% is required to pass. Upon completion of both the Written Exam and the Oral Interview your grades will be combined and you will be placed on a list according to your overall score. If you are accepted into the Apprenticeship Program, you will be notified via postal mail or by phone and class will begin in September of 2020.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS - INSIDE AGREEMENT
The following legal documents must be submitted in person, in order to be eligible to complete an apprenticeship program application:
Birth Certificate or Valid CA Driver’s License, showing applicant’s age (applicant must be at least 18 years of age).
Official, High School diploma, G.E.D., or H.S.P.E.
Official, Unopened, transcripts showing passing grades equivalent to a "C" or better for two (2) semesters or one (1) year of High School Algebra, or one (1) semester of College Algebra.
Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen (proof of U.S. Citizenship required) or meet the I-9 requirements (including SSN card) of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS).
Applicants must meet these minimum requirements:
1. Must be a minimum of 17 years of age in order to apply. However, applicants selected from the pool of those interviewed must be at least 18 years of age before being indentured.
2. Must be at least a high school graduate, have a GED, or have a two-year Associates Degree or higher. Must submit a DD-214 to verify military training and/or experience if applicant is a veteran and wishes to receive consideration for such training/experience.
3. In order to qualify for an interview, applicants must pass the electrical trade’s aptitude test developed and validated by the American Institute for Research. Applicants will be notified via mail of testing dates and times.
4. Before being indentured, applicants selected from the pool of those interviewed may be required to provide results of a physical examination, color vision test and drug test.
5. Individuals who can verify, by providing the proper documentation, a minimum of eight thousand (8,000) hours worked specifically in the electrical construction trade, do not need to meet requirements 2., above and a. below.
6. Applicants who have worked a minimum of forty-five hundred (4,500) hours as a Residential Wireman under a IBEW/NECA local collectively bargained agreement do not need to meet requirements 2., above and a. below. Instead, applicant must provide the proper documentation verifying work as a Residential Wireman.
7. Applicants who have completed at least three years of related instruction and forty-five hundred (4,500) hours of “on-the-job-training” as indentured in a properly registered electrical construction apprenticeship program not sponsored by the IBEW/NECA do not need to meet requirements 2., above and a. below. Instead, applicant must provide proper documentation in order to verify work in such apprenticeship program.
Applicants must provide the following at the time of submitting an application:
a. Documentation to prove the successful completion of either one full year of high school algebra with a grade of “C” or better; or one post-high school algebra course with a grade of “C” or better; or verification of successful completion of an online course at the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (NJATC) website at www.njatc.utk.edu.
b. An official, sealed, transcript for high school and post-high school education and training. Unofficial transcripts and/or transcripts that are not sealed may be declined at the discretion of the JAC.
c. All GED records must be submitted if applicable. Records not sealed may be declined at the discretion of the JAC.
d. A valid driver license or a state, or federally issued identification card.
We are not responsible for delays in obtaining official transcripts. Applicants who do not have all the required documents, as listed above, at the time of application will not be considered. No exceptions.
Qualified applicants will be required to take a Comprehensive Written Entry Level Examination and Score a 70% or better to maintain a qualified status. In addition, qualified applicants will be required to attend an Oral Interview with the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee. The purpose of the Oral Interview will be to evaluate and determine the proper period of apprenticeship for which the applicant qualifies prior to registration. The evaluation procedure may consist of a Credit for Prior Experience (CPE) exam, Oral Interview and/or submission of any supportive documentary evidence on behalf of the applicant, to ascertain applicant's skill level within the trade. Applicants who complete the Oral Interview process will be eligible for the program subject to the needs of the industry.
All applicants will be received and processed without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, or sex.
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