JATC

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR APPRENTICES
For the Position of Inside Wireman (Electrician) Apprentice

This Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) will accept applications for apprenticeship Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. each month.  Applications will be accepted at IBEW Local 106, 322 James Avenue, Jamestown, NY 14701.  You must apply in person.

To meet the minimum qualifications for apprenticeship, applicants must:

  • Be at least 17 years old (18 at the time of indenture)
  • Have a high school or general equivalency diploma with a passing grade in high school algebra or a post high school algebra course
  • Obtain a score of five or higher on the Electrical Apprentice Selection Test Battery
  • Have lived within the local’s geographic jurisdiction for at least one year – all of Chautauqua  County and parts of Alleghany and Cataraugus Counties
  • Have a driver’s license – apprentices will be required to operate company vehicles
  • Be able and willing to get to and from various job sites, and attend all related classroom training
  • Be physically able to do the work, which includes working from ladders and in confined spaces
  • Take a physical examination, including a drug test, at the committee’s expense – if accepted into the program.
  • Veterans who wish to receive credit for military training and experience must submit their DD214, after selection into the program.

The math and aptitude requirements will be waived for individuals who have a minimum of 4,000 hours of substantiated electrical construction experience and reach the appropriate level on the IBEW/NECA NJATC proficiency exam.

Applicants who are accepted for the program must supply documentation of meeting the minimum qualifications within 15 days of their offer for indenture.

For further information, applicants should contact the New York State Department of Labor office located nearest their home or local at 716-484-9449.

Apprentice programs registered with the Department of Labor must meet standards established by the Commissioner.  Under state law, sponsors of programs cannot discriminate against applicants because of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, disability or marital status.  Woman and minorities are encouraged to submit applications for apprenticeship programs.  Sponsors of programs are required to adopt affirmative action plans for recruitment of women and minorities.