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?

Applicant Requirements

  1. Age – minimum 17 years of age (no maximum age).
  2. Education
    1. minimum education: must have state department of education certificate of high school equivalency or high school diploma.
    2. minimum math: must have received one full year credit of high school algebra or one post high school algebra semester credit. (Pre algebra and/or introduction to algebra does not count).
  3. Aptitude test – must successfully meet the norms of the aptitude test given once above requirements are met.

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.”

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.

Electrical Wireman and Sound and Communications Installer/Technician:
As a Wireman or Installer/Technician, 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 on the left. The Electrical JATC of Southern Nevada will not discriminate against apprenticeship applicants or apprentices based 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. The sponsor will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under NRS 610.144 and 29 CFR § 30.

Accepting Applications Information:
Applications will be received from qualified applicants for the Sounds and Communications Installer/Technician  apprenticeship program. IN PERSON ONLY. January 8th-19th, 2018; February 5th-16th, 2018 and March 5th-16th, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and extended hours on the listed Tuesdays from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (excluding weekends and holidays), at the Matt Firmenich I.B.E.W. #357 Training Facility, 620 Leigon Way, Las Vegas, Nevada 89110 (One block west of Lamb off East Bonanza).

Applications are not being accepted for the Wireman apprenticeship program at this time.

ELIGIBILITY QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Copy of your Driver’s License, State Issued ID, or Military ID, Permanent Resident card, Alien Registration Receipt card U.S. Passport accepted
  2. Copy of your State Department of Education issued certificate of high school equivalency, high school diploma or higher degree
  3. An official school transcript stating completion of Algebra or higher. (Pre-algebra and intro to algebra do not count)
  4. Must successfully meet the norms of the aptitude test. The test will be scheduled once the above requirements are met.

If a wireman applicant can prove to an organizer at the IBEW Local #357, after submitting an application, completion of Job Corps training and graduation in the electrical construction trade, the official transcript proving the algebra requirement will be waived. The applicant would still be required to successfully meet the norms of the aptitude test, provide a copy of Drivers License, State Issued ID card, Military ID card, Permanent Resident card, Alien Registration Receipt card or U.S. Passport, and provide a copy of a State Department of Education issued certificate of high school equivalency, high school diploma or higher degree.

If a wireman applicant can prove the following to an organizer at the IBEW Local #357, after submitting an application, the official transcript proving the algebra requirement will be waived:

  • 2,000 or 4,000 hours of work experience in the Electrical Construction Trade, by social security work history printouts
  • An honorably discharged military veteran who has 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
  • An honorably discharged military veteran as long as they apply within five (5) years from their discharge date.

The aptitude test will be required for tracking purposes only. The applicant would still be required to provide a copy of Drivers License, State Issued ID card, Military ID card, Permanent Resident card, Alien Registration Receipt card or U.S. Passport, and a copy of State Department of Education issued certificate of high school equivalency, high school diploma or higher degree.

If an installer/technician applicant can prove the following to an organizer at the IBEW Local #357, after submitting an application, the official transcript proving the algebra requirement will be waived:

  • 2,400 hours of work experience in the Low Voltage Electrical Trade, by social security work history printouts
  • An honorably discharged military veteran who has a minimum two (2) years of military experience in Military Occupation Specialty (MOS) applicable to the telecommunication.

The aptitude test will be required for tracking purposes only. The applicant would still be required to provide a copy of Drivers License, State Issued ID card, Military ID card, Permanent Resident card, Alien Registration Receipt card or U.S. Passport, and a copy of a State Department of Education issued certificate of high school equivalency, high school diploma or higher degree.

If it applies please bring copies of: Transcript of trade school, college or any other schooling Military Discharge Papers (DD-214).

THE ABOVE DOCUMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS FROM THE APPLICATION DATE.

It is difficult to transfer to another JATC. We recommend filling out an application where you plan to live for the duration of the program.

Pay Rates:
Beginning rate of pay for Electrical Wireman apprentices is 45% of Journeyman scale and 65% of Installer/Technician scale for the Installer/Technician apprentices. Pay upgrades are based upon completion of a minimum amount of on-the-job training hours and the completion of each school year.

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.