Application Process

Complete Application

  • All applicants must meet the minimum requirements for apprenticeship
  • The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) will accept applications for apprenticeship Monday through Friday from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm.  Applications will be accepted at IBEW Local 106, 322 James Avenue, Jamestown, NY 14701
  • Applications must be completed at the Union Hall in person

Aptitude Test

  • Aptitude tests are given as needed.
  • If you meet the basic requirements, you will be scheduled to take the NJATC Aptitude Test Battery.  The test battery consists of two tests.  It will take approximately two and a half hours to complete
  • Results for the Aptitude test take approximately two to four weeks
  • Applicants must receive a minimum score of 5 to qualify for oral interview

Oral Interview and Ranking

  • You will be interviewed by a committee representing both NECA and the IBEW.  Based on the interview, and a review of your qualifications, you will receive an overall ranking score
  • Your name will be placed on an eligibility list for two (2) years


  • In July of each year the JATC takes the necessary number of applicants off  the eligibility list in order of ranking score
  • If you are not selected to begin an apprenticeship during the two-year period, you will need to reapply if you are still interested
  • Upon acceptance all applicants are given a list of required documents proving they meet the minimum qualifications for apprenticeship
    • Examples of required documentation may be
      • Valid driver’s license
      • Birth certificate
      • Proof of residency
      • High school and college transcripts
      • Military discharge papers
      • etc
  • Upon acceptance applicants are required to take a drug test and physical examination
  • Apprentice begin work in July and begin classes in September