ELECTRICAL APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM
Application deadline: Applications accepted the 1st Wednesday of January, April, July and October 2021.
On that date, you may drop off your application materials at the training center from 1:00pm to 4:30pm. You must bring your completed application, including sealed transcripts and photocopies of all supporting documents. We will not be addressing any individual questions, needs, or considerations at the time of your application.
The REJATC receives about 300 applicants every year for our electrical training programs. It is a highly selective process, as they’re only able to accept around 15 to 30 new apprentices each year. Since they’re investing roughly $50,000 toward your education and future success, they’re looking for the best possible candidates. For those who demonstrate exceptional aptitude, integrity, motivation and work ethic, the REJATC offers training and employment toward an accredited Associate Degree and a dignified, lifelong career in the electrical industry.
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How to Apply:
The apprenticeship training programs are open to all applicants who meet the requirements, described below. As a quick overview, there are four general steps in the application process:
- Qualifying individuals submit all of their application materials, in person, at the REJATC on the specified application days (i.e., the first Wednesday of January, April, July and October).
- About a month after application day, applicants take a standardized aptitude test at the electrical training center, to assess their skills in algebraic functions and reading comprehension.
- About a month after the aptitude test, applicants who have received a passing score will have an interview with the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee, comprised of IBEW-NECA members.
- Based on this interview, candidates are ranked according to their suitability for the apprenticeship program which they applied. Roughly 30 new apprentices are invited into our programs each year.
NOTE: Apprentice candidates are applying for a career in the electrical industry, not simply for a job or coursework. The application process takes many months to complete. Depending on when you apply, it may be upwards of a year before you are potentially accepted into the training program.
Applicants must meet the following basic qualifications:
- You must be at least 171/2 years old to apply and 18 years or older at the time of selection.
- You must possess a valid driver’s license.
- You must be a high school graduate, or have a G.E.D. or its equivalent; or have a two-year Associate Degree or higher.
- You must have completed one full year (i.e., two semesters) of high school algebra, or a higher level course such as trigonometry or calculus and received a grade of “C” or better.
- Alternately, one semester of college algebra, or a higher level course such as trigonometry or calculus, with a grade of “C” or better will suffice.
- If you do not have proof of completing high school or college algebra (or a higher level course), you may complete the Online Tech Math course through the Electrical Training Alliance. (Please see our FAQ section, below, for more information on this online course.)
- NOTE: Courses such as pre-algebra, into to algebra, and geometry do not count toward this math requirement.
You must provide an official, sealed transcript for high school and/or college, showing courses and grades. (The school transcript is to show that you have the proper math requirement.)All records and transcripts must be in English. If the documentation is not in English, applicants will need to translate it before submitting their materials on application day. LINGOMOD and A.P.I.E. provide professional translation services.