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, one post high school algebra semester credit or completion of NJATC Tech Math  (Pre algebra and/or introduction to algebra does not count).
  3. Aptitude test – obtain a qualifying score of the aptitude test, the test is 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.

Accepting Applications Information:

We will be accepting applications for the Inside Wireman (5 years) apprenticeship program from November 26th, 2018 through December 7th, 2018, from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm Monday through Friday.  Application hours will be extended to 7:00 pm on the following dates: November 27th, 2018 and December 4th, 2018.  Applications will be accepted at the Matt Firmenich I.B.E.W. #357 Training Facility, 620 Leigon Way, Las Vegas, NV 89110 (One block west of Lamb off Bonanza).  Applicants must apply in person.

We are NOT accepting applications for the Sounds & Communications Installer/Technician (3 years) apprenticeship at this time.

ELIGIBILITY QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Complete an application form.
  2. Be a minimum 17 years of age: 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.
  3. Education:  Provide a copy of State Department of Education Issued certificate of High School Equivalency, High School Diploma, Associates Degree or Higher
  4. Minimum Math:  Provide an official school transcript (electronical transmitted transcripts will not be accepted 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 countwith a passing grade, or a Certification of Completion for the NJATC Tech Math Course.
  5. Aptitude Test:  Obtain a qualifying score using the electrical industry’s aptitude test developed and validated by the American Institutes for Research.

THE FOLLOWING ARE ONLY IF THEY APPLY TO THE APPLICANT;

  • Job Corps:  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 requirement of items (1.), (2.) and (5.).
  • Work Experience:  
    • 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 Construction Industry (by social security work history printouts) will qualify for an oral interview by meeting the requirements of items (1.) and (2.).   The aptitude test will be required for tracking purposes only.
    • Sounds & 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 two-thousand four-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.) and (2.).   The aptitude test will be required for tracking purposes only.
  • Veterans:
    • Inside Wireman 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 requirement of items (1.) and (2.).  The aptitude test will be required for tracking purposes only.
    • Sounds & 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 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 requirement of items (1.) and (2.).  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 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.) and (2.).  The aptitude test will be required for tracking purposes only.
  • Miscellaneous:  If it applies to the applicant, provide a copy of Transcripts from Trade School, College or any other schooling, and Military Discharge Papers (DD-214).

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

Applicants who meet all basic requirements will be interviewed by the JATC.  Apprentices will be selected in order of their final ranking.

Prior to being registered, applicants selected from the pool of interviewed applicants will be required to pass a drug test.

The recruitment, selection, employment and training of apprentices during their apprenticeship, shall be without discrimination because of 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 applicant must meet the minimum age requirement.  The sponsor will take affirmative action to provide to equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under applicable law and lawful regulations issued thereunder.

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 rates of pay for Inside Wireman apprentices is 35% ($15.92) of Journeyman scale ($45.48) and Sound and Sounds & Communications Installer/Technician apprentices is 50% ($15.80) of Installer/Technician scale ($31.59).  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.