Program Requirements

Program Benefits

  • Excellent Wage Rate
  • Paid Health Insurance
  • A Career with a Future
  • State-of-the-art training
  • Safer Working Conditions
  • Advancement Opportunities
  • Guaranteed Pension Benefits

What is an Apprenticeship?

  • As an Installer/Technician or Wireman, you will gain a variety of skills and knowledge in the Electrical Industry.
    The Electrical Training Alliance, I.B.E.W. and N.E.C.A. have properly trained thousands of men and women to become competent Journeymen.
    As a result, these individuals enjoy the benefits of this extraordinary and exciting industry as noted above.

  • Electrical Training Alliance - The Electrical Training Alliance developed uniform standards that are adopted and used nationwide to select and train thousands of qualified men and women. The Electrical Training Alliance, the I.B.E.W., and N.E.C.A. organizations have hundreds of local programs offering apprenticeships and training in the following areas.
  • I.B.E.W. - The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers is the largest electrical union in the world. The I.B.E.W represents worker's rights in all areas of the electrical industry. The I.B.E.W. is truly a union of "Hearts and Minds."
  • N.E.C.A. - The National Electrical Contractors Association is the management's association for electrical contractors. N.E.C.A. represents thousands of employers who guarantee their work and perform quality work on time and on budget. N.E.C.A. electrical contractors satisfy their customers by doing the job "right the first time."

Accepting Applications Information:

The Electrical Apprenticeship is NOT accepting applications for Sound & Communications (Installer/Technician) and Inside Wireman apprenticeship programs at this time. Please check our website regularly for dates.

TO MEET MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR APPRENTICESHIP, APPLICANTS MUST;

  1. Complete an application form, accurately responding to all questions.
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  3. Be a minimum of 17 years-old: no maximum age:  Provide a copy of Driver's License, State Issued ID card, Military ID card, Permanent Resident card, Alien Registration Receipt card or U.S. Passport accepted.
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  5. Education:  Provide a copy of State Department of Education Issued certificate of High School Equivalency, High School Diploma, Associates Degree or Higher
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  7. Minimum Math: 
    • Installer/Technician applicants must provide an official transcript (electronically transmitted official transcripts MUST BE SUBMITTED BY THE APPLICANT'S SCHOOL via email to applications@earnwhileyoulearn.org), stating completion of one full year of high school, or one semester of post high school algebra or higher course (Pre-Algebra and Intro to Algebra do not count) WITH A PASSING GRADE, or provide a Certification of Completion from the NJATC Tech Math Course. 

       

    • Inside Wireman applicants must provide an official transcript (electronically transmitted official transcripts MUST BE SUBMITTED BY THE APPLICANT'S SCHOOL via email to applications@earnwhileyoulearn.org), stating completion of one full year of high school, or one semester of post high school algebra or higher course (Pre-Algebra and Intro to Algebra do not count) WITH A GRADE of "C" OR BETTER, or provide a Certification of Completion from the NJATC Tech Math Course. 
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  8. Miscellaneous: Provide a copy of Transcripts from Trade School, College or any other schooling, and Military Discharge Papers (DD-214).
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  10. Upon receipt of the above documents: Each applicant will be required to take the Aptitude Test prepared by the electrical training ALLIANCE. The applicant will be required to obtain a qualifying score to be eligible for the oral interview.
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  12. Work Legally in the United States: Each applicant must be able to work legally in the United States and provide a valid social security number. The JATC will not seek to verify authorization to work in the U.S., since that is the responsibility of Employers during on-the-job training, but if the JATC learns that an applicant is not eligible to work and will not be eligible at the time of registration, the JATC may terminate the application.
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  14. Capabilities & Performance: Each applicant must be capable of completing all requirements of the apprenticeship program and performing the work required of an electrical worker, with or without reasonable accommodations, including being able and willing to:

    • Safely perform or learn to safely perform the essential functions of the job;
    • Get to and from work at job sites anywhere within the geographical jurisdiction of this Apprenticeship Program;
    • Attend and successfully pass all related instruction;
    • Understand and follow all JATC Rules and Policies;
    • Climb and work from ladders, scaffolds, poles, and towers of various heights;
    • Push, pull, crawl, crouch, and work in confined spaces such as attics, manholes and crawlspaces, lift 25-50 pound objects on a fairly consistent schedule, and use various hand and power-assisted tools to install conduit, wiring, fixtures, devices, and electrical apparatus within commercial and industrial buildings;
    • Read, hear, speak and understand instructions and warnings in English.
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THE FOLLOWING ARE ONLY IF THEY APPLY TO THE APPLICANT;

    Military Service:

      Sound & Communications Installer/Technician:
        Applicants who can verify to an organizer at the IBEW Local #357, after submitting an application, that they are an honorably discharged military veteran as long as they apply within five (5) years from their discharge date will qualify for an oral interview by meeting the requirements of items (1.), (2.), (5.), (7.) and (8.). The aptitude test will be required for tracking purposes only.

         

        Applicants who can verify to an organizer at the IBEW Local #357, after submitting an application, that they are an honorably discharged military veteran with a minimum two (2) years of military experience in Military Occupation Specialty (MOS) applicable to the low voltage electrical industry and can document as long as they apply within five (5) years from MOS experience will qualify for an oral interview by meeting the requirements of items (1.), (2.), (5.), (7.) and (8.). The aptitude test will be required for tracking purposes only.

         

      Inside Wireman:
        Applicants who can verify to an organizer at the IBEW Local #357, after submitting an application, that they are still serving as military reservist or have at least six (6) years of active duty military service with the U.S. Armed Forces, with a discharge under honorable within two (2) years of the application date, will qualify for an oral interview by meeting the requirements of items (1.), (2.), (5.), (7.) and (8.). The aptitude test will be required for tracking purposes only.

         

        Applicants who can verify to an organizer at the IBEW Local #357, after submitting an application, that they have at least three (3) years of active duty military service with the U.S. Armed Forces, with a discharge under honorable within five (5) years of the application date, will qualify for an oral interview by meeting the requirements of items (1.), (2.), (5.), (7.) and (8.). The aptitude test will be required for tracking purposes only.

         

        Applicants who can verify to an organizer at the IBEW Local #357, after submitting an application, that they are an honorably discharged military veteran with a minimum two (2) years of military experience in Military Occupation Specialty (MOS) applicable to the electrical construction industry and can document as long as they apply within five (5) years from MOS experience will qualify for an oral interview by meeting the requirements of items (1.), (2.), (5.), (7.) and (8.). The aptitude test will be required for tracking purposes only.

       

    Industry Experience: 

      Sound & Communications Installer/Technician:

        Applicants who can verify to an organizer at the IBEW Local #357, after submitting an application, that they have worked a minimum of one-thousand, two hundred (1,200) hours of work specifically in the Low Voltage Electrical Industry (by social security work history printouts) will qualify for an oral interview by meeting the requirements of items (1.), (2.), (7.) and (8.). The aptitude test will be required for tracking purposes only.

         

      Inside Wireman:

        Applicants who can verify to an organizer at the IBEW Local #357, after submitting an application, that they have worked a minimum of two-thousand (2,000) hours of work specifically in the Electrical Industry (by social security work history printouts) will qualify for an oral interview by meeting the requirements of items (1.), (2.), (7.) and (8.). The aptitude test will be required for tracking purposes only.

    Job Corps: 

      Sound & Communications Installer/Technician:

        Applicants who can verify to an organizer at the IBEW Local #357, after submitting an application, completion of Job Corps training and graduation in the electrical construction trade will qualify for an oral interview by meeting the requirements of items (1.), (2.), (6.), (7.) and (8.).

         

      Inside Wireman:

        Applicants who can verify to an organizer at the IBEW Local #357 357, after submitting an application, completion of Job Corps training and graduation in the electrical construction trade within two (2) years prior to application, will qualify for an oral interview by meeting the requirements of items (1.), (2.), (6.), (7.) and (8.).

    Pre-Apprenticeship Program:

      Applicants who can verify to the JATC Office, after submitting an application, that they have completed a structured pre-apprenticeship training program meeting minimum requirements recognized by the JATC, and sponsored by community outreach group, the IBEW or NECA, the Local, State, Regional, or National Building Trades programs, or by the JATC, will qualify for an oral interview by meeting the requirements of items (1.), (2.), (6.), (7.) and (8.).
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    ALL DOCUMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS FROM THE APPLICATION DATE.

    An applicant must submit an application prior to submitting required documents. Documents can be dropped-off at the JATC Office (620 Leigon Way, Las Vegas, NV 89110) Monday through Friday 7:30 am until 12:00 pm, mailed to the JATC Office, or emailed to applications@earnwhileyoulearn.org (electronically transmitted official transcripts MUST BE SUBMITTED BY THE APPLICANT'S SCHOOL).

    Applicants who meet all minimum eligibility requirements will be interviewed by the JATC. Apprentices will be selected for possible registration in order of their final ranking. Prior to being registered, all selected applicants (including those admitted through direct entry) will be required to pass a drug test. The cost of the tests is borne by the JATC. If the applicant fails any pre-registration drug test, refuses to take any pre-registration drug test, or has insufficient hair or urine for any pre-registered drug test, each of which constitutes a failed pre-registered drug test, the conditional offer will be revoked.

    EEO/AA Opportunity

    The sponsor will not discriminate against apprenticeship applicants or apprentices based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, genetic information, or because they are an individual with a disability or a person 40 years old or older, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law. The sponsor will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 30 and other applicable laws.

    Pay Rates:
    Beginning rates of pay for Inside Wireman apprentices is 35% ($17.70) of Journeyman scale ($50.58) and Sound and Sounds & Communications Installer/Technician apprentices is 50% ($17.58) of Installer/Technician scale ($35.16).  Pay upgrades are based upon completion of a minimum amount of on-the-job training hours and the completion of each school year.  Wages are subject to change by future contract agreements.

    If you have any other questions, please feel free to give us a call at (702) 459-7949. Pacific Time 7:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday-Friday excluding Holidays. Also, you may fill-out a Contact Form.