IS THE ELECTRICAL INDUSTRY RIGHT FOR YOU?
HERE'S SOME INTERESTING FACTS TO CONSIDER
The finest and most highly trained electrical workers in the country receive their training through local joint apprenticeship training committees utilizing the standardized education programs developed by the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the Electrical Industry. Providing the highest level of training through the support of our partners.
State of the Art Training Facility
The Local JATC Training Facility here in Pittsburgh is truly second to none. From a cutting edge Calibration & Instrumentation lab to the advanced Motor Control & Programming room, we feel no one is more equipped to produce the very best the electrical industry has to offer.
The NJATC’s goal is to provide the highest quality training to those interested in a career in the various fields within the electrical industry.
In addition to receiving skill training on the job, our apprentices are provided trade related classroom training that produces competency and pride that lead to true craftsmanship. Quite often some local training committees provide special classes with hands-on training to support classroom lectures and discussions.
What Do Electrical Workers Do?
There are four specialty areas where you will find electrical workers. These four areas are best described by the type of work done in each of those areas.
ELECTRICAL TRAINING ALLIANCE-
Formerly knows as the NJATC, this joint effort was created over 68 years ago and has developed into what perhaps is the largest apprenticeship and training program of its kind. Local programs affiliated with the NJATC have trained over 350,000 apprentices to journeyman status without cost to the taxpayers. This joint program between the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) has clearly demonstrated the most cost effective way to train qualified craft workers.
How Can I Become An Apprentice?
Each of the four types of electrical work share common skills and knowledge. Each also has other skills and knowledge, which are specific to that particular area of work. Because of these differences, each type of work has a different apprenticeship program associated with it. Basic requirements for becoming an apprentice in any of the programs are similar, however. The following requirements are typical for individuals applying to be accepted into an IBEW/NECA Joint Apprenticeship Training Program (JATC) or IBEW/NECA Area Wide Joint Apprenticeship Program (AJATC).
Contact the local JATC or AJATC, in or close to the city where you live, for information about their apprenticeship and training programs. They will tell you how to apply to the program, where and when you can pick up application forms, and any additional requirement that the local training program may require.
How Can I Get More Information?
The NJATC has developed an interactive CD-ROM and four video tapes, which provide additional information about the four areas of training in the IBEW/NECA apprenticeship programs. Click here for more information, to view portions of these items or to order these items.
The CD-ROM includes video clips showing basic qualifications, completion requirements, on-the-job training, classroom training, typical job sites and career opportunities. You can also get information about the aptitude test, used by many JATCs; and the interview, which will provide you with the opportunity to meet the committee and enter the program.
Each of the four video tapes focuses on a particular area of work. There are video tapes for Outside Lineman, Inside Wireman, Installer Technician and Residential Wireman. Each of these tapes not only shows examples of work being done, but also includes information about opportunities in electrical construction, and information about how you can apply for an apprenticeship position.
Cost: $15.00 per tape
To order your copy of the CD-ROM or any of the four video tapes, please click here to download the PDF format order form and mail your check or money order to the NJATC with the completed form.
You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print this form. If you do not have it, You can download it for free from Adobe’s website.
In addition to providing quality apprenticeship training, the NJATC is also committed to developing and providing skills upgrade training to keep the Journeyman-level workforce as current and up-to-date as possible in the newest technologies. The NJATC works directly with equipment manufacturers and technology developers of a variety of tools, equipment and supplies, searching for the most up-to-date information available. Once a new training need has been identified, the NJATC designs an appropriate training course, provides instructor training and distributes the training materials to local JATCs to help them meet their local training need requirements.
Our local programs are training tens of thousands of journeyman level workers each year. We invest millions of dollars each year to ensure that these individuals are the best training workers in the industry, all at no cost to the taxpayers.