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The NJATC (National Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee) is co-sponsored by the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). Together, they invest in excess of $100 million annually to train over 70 thousand apprentices and journeyman in our craft. The NJATC'S training programs are registered in all 50 states and meet the U. S. Department of Labor's strict criteria for such programs. Our local Baton Rouge Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) is simply an extension of the NJATC, as is all other local JATC'S located throughout the Nation. Our local training program, financed by our members without any taxpayer funding, is both state and federally approved.

How Can I Become An Apprentice?

The following requirements are standard requirements for individuals applying to be accepted into a NECA/IBEW Joint Apprenticeship Training Program (JATC) or NECA/IBEW Area Wide Joint Apprenticeship Program (AJATC).

Minimum age: 18
High School Education
One Year of High School Algebra
Qualifying Score on an Aptitude Test
Drug Free
Valid Driverís license

You will be challenged on many levels. Becoming an electrician requires a great deal of knowledge and skill in the field as well as learning to conduct yourself in a professional manner on every job you encounter. Most importantly, you must become completely proficient in all of the safety issues that electricians confront on a daily basis. Our local JATC will provide you with all the tools you need to accomplish this, enabling you to secure a career as a trained, skilled craftsman in the electrical industry.

Apprentice Obligations: The term of electrical apprenticeship is a five (5) year training obligation, with a minimum of 8000 hours in On-the-Job Training and a minimum of 1000 classroom hours. The local Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) assigns apprentices to work for qualified electrical contractors, under the supervision of a skilled journeymen. Apprentices normally work 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week, with occasional overtime. He/she will typically attend evening classes, two nights per week, three hours per night. Training is provided FREE OF CHARGE, with the exception of a minimal tuition and book fee.

You can contact the local Baton Rouge Apprenticeship and Training Director, Keith Brand, at (225) 752-4861, or visit the NJATC website at: www.njatc.org , to obtain additional information on any of the above listed classifications.


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