• Northwest Washington Electrical Industry JATC
    Proudly serving our community for over 70 years.

    IBEW Local 191 fights for hard-working families. 

     NWEJATC's west side jurisdiction is currently closed for applications. We will update the website as soon as it reopens. 

     The east side jurisdiction is currently accepting applications for the Inside Wireman and Limited Energy programs. Go to the Applicant tab for more information. 

    WATTS (Wenatchee Area Technical Training Site)
    478 2nd ST SE, E Wenatchee
    NW WA Electrical JATC
    Training Center in Mount Vernon, WA
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    Led by Training Director Rob Bartel, the Labor and Workplace Standards (LAWS) Committee toured the Mount Vernon Training Center and spoke with apprentices about their experiences in the electrical industry. 


    Governor Inslee recently toured NWEJATC's Wenatchee Area Technical Training Site (WATTS). Our Training Director, Rob Bartel, showed the Governor around the lab area and our instructor, Isaac, gave him a lesson on how to bend conduit. He congratulated us on opening the new site.

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     We are pleased to announce that Skagit Valley College has a Multi-Occupational Trades (Apprenticeship), AAS Degree for students that have

    completed a registered Inside Wireman or Limited Energy Apprenticeship program.

    Please see the list below of additional general education courses required to obtain the AAS Degree:

    If you are interested in pursuing this degree, please send an email to counselingandadvising@skagit.edu or call 360-416-7852.

    They will assist you through the process of acquiring the general education courses and the application process for your AAS.

    Skagit Valley College is the facilitator of this program, not the JATC.. 

    We are excited for the new WATTS building, located at 478 2nd St SE, E Wenatchee, to open for class October 3, 2022. 

    The Veteran’s Electrical Entry Program (VEEP) is designed by the electrical training ALLIANCE to fill two needs facing the United States currently. The first is providing transitioning service members, spouses, and recently separated veterans the ability to reenter the civilian workforce in a high demand field that offers excellent earning potential. This helps VEEP accomplish its second goal, providing high quality electricians to an industry facing a major shortage of skilled labor.

    VEEP understands that the transition to civilian life can be stressful. To help alleviate that, the program is provided at no cost to the participant and can be done while transitioning out of the military. Prior to attending VEEP, participants decide where in the United States they would like to live and work after completion of the program. The electrical training ALLIANCE then facilitates an agreement for direct entry of the candidate into the training center (JATC) that has jurisdiction in that location. Once an agreement has been made, the participant is approved to attend VEEP.

    Participation by active duty personnel also requires approval via the service mem bers’ chain of command and once enrolled, training is in lieu of daily duty requirements while still on active duty. The training must typically be started within the final 180 days of service, to take advantage of this aspect, check with your base Transistion Assistance team for details.

    Once approved, the training will take place locally at a participating JATC over the course of several weeks. After completion of VEEP, the participant receives direct entry into the apprenticeship program at the agreed upon location. Since all NECA/IBEW Apprenticeship programs are state & federally accredited, participants are eligible to collect their GI Bill benefits while working towards becoming journey-level worker in their field.


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    306 Anderson Rd
    Mount Vernon, WA 98273
    Phone: 360-428-5080
    Fax: 360-428-3374

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