What is an apprenticeship? An apprenticeship that applies classroom studies and on-the-job training working towards becoming a Journeyman Electrician. As an apprentice, you will earn while you learn.
How do I apply? Fill out an application request form found on our website, www.nwejatc.org, and turn in the form in person or by mail with the application fee of $50.00. The JATC will mail the application to you. You then have 60 days after turning in the application request form to provide all transcripts and any other documentation required. We do not offer online applications.
How long is the apprenticeship? The Inside Wireman program is 5 years and 8,000 hours of on-the-job training. The Residential Wireman is a 2 year apprenticeship with 4,000 hours of on-the-job training. Lastly, the Limited Energy program is a 3 year program with 4,800 hours of on-the-job training. How much does the program cost? There is no tuition cost. The only out of pocket cost is for the books which varies each year and a laptop.
What are the residency requirements to apply for an electrical apprenticeship? You must be a US Citizen or have the right to work in the US.
What level of education is required to apply for an electrical apprenticeship?
High School Graduate with a 2.0 GPA or GED score of 2500 or 250 if prior to January 2002, high school equivalent of 600, AA Degree or higher from an accredited school. This is not a requirement but acceptable in lieu of a High School Diploma
Are there any math requirements necessary to apply? Yes. The math requirements can be met by documentation of one of the following:
- “C” average grade for one full credit of High School Algebra
- Equivalent course in college level algebra
- Math placement test done at community college that places you beyond HS algebra
What are the next steps after submitting my application and documentation? You will take an Aptitude Test with Algebra and Reading Comprehension and must pass with a 4 or better. Completion of an oral interview You will be ranked based on your interview score. The JATC will select from the top of the list, as needed, to fulfill the needs of the electrical industry.
How long am I in the classroom? It varies with each program, but you will typically be in the classroom for one week blocks, Monday through Friday, several times throughout the year.
Where are the apprentice classes held? They are held at the JATC, 306 Anderson Rd, Mount Vernon, WA