Once all of the documents have been turned in, and it has been determined that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications, they will be sent a letter stating they are scheduled for the next available aptitude test either at the JATC Training Center in Mount Vernon or at the offices of IBEW Local #191 in Wenatchee. The letter will indicate the date and time of the test. Applicants must give themselves ample travel time, as late applicants will not be admitted (under any circumstances) due to the fact this is a timed test.
The test checks general aptitude in the areas of algebra and reading comprehension. Sample test questions can be viewed at http://www.electricaltrainingalliance.org/SamplePage on the Electrical Training Alliance website. When on this page, look for “Preparing for the Test” on the left side.
After taking the aptitude test, applicants will receive an email regarding their test results. If a qualifying score was received, it will state that the applicant is scheduled for an interview before the JATC Committee, which will include the date and time of the interview. The interviews are usually scheduled every other month. If the applicant does not receive a qualifying score, the letter will state they can retest again six months from their original testing date.
EXCEPTIONS: Applicants for Inside Wireman who can verify that they have worked a minimum of 4,000 hours at the electrical construction trade, or who have received an Associates Degree in the fields of Commercial or Industrial Electrical or Instrumentation, with an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher, issued NWEJATC APPRENTICE APPLICATION INFORMATION, 6-15 PAGE 3 of 3 by a public Community or Technical College in the State of Washington, will not be required to meet the educational and testing requirements of 4, 5 and 10 above, but must sit for the aptitude test.
Applicants for Sound & Communication Technician who can verify that they have a minimum of 2,400 hours of limited energy / sound and communication work experience will not be required to meet the educational and testing requirements of 4 and 5.
Applicants for Sound & Communication Technician who have completed a Jobs Corp training program in the occupation of telecommunications will not be required to meet the educational requirements of 4 and 5 above. Applicants who are military veterans who have completed military technical training school in a Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) applicable to the electrical construction trade and can document at least 2 years of military experience in that MOS will not be required to meet the education requirements of 4, 5 and 10 above, but must sit for the aptitude test. (must apply within 5 years from MOS experience)