NWEJATC
Jun 26, 2020
Thank you for your interest in our program. Currently, the Northwest Washington Electrical Industry JATC has suspended applications for the remainder of 2020, while we process the applications already in progress. We do not have a date set to reopen them next year. The JATC Committee will reevaluate future plans to accept applications. Please check back on our website as we do update it with new information. Thank you!
May 26, 2020
Inside Wireman
Inside Wiremen perform the installation and maintenance of electrical systems for commercial buildings such as schools, offices, retail stores, medical centers, and warehouses; industrial projects such as oil refineries, paper mills, power plants, and manufacturing plants; as well as public works projects such as street lighting and water treatment plants.

Types of system installations include: electrical power and lighting, power distribution and metering, motor control, instrumentation and process control, building automation and energy management, and power generation - both conventional and alternative/renewable energy.

Requirements to complete the program are a minimum of 8,000 hours of supervised on the job training, satisfactory completion of the five (5) year Inside Wireman course material and acquisition of a Washington State General Journeyman Electrician license.

The classroom training is held during the day for forty (40) hours per week, Monday through Friday, in 1-week sessions spaced throughout the school year of September through July. All apprentices attend 6 class sessions per school year. The apprentices can receive unemployment benefits while attending day school from the Employment Security Department. Dormitory facilities located at the Mount Vernon training center are provided for Wenatchee area Inside Wireman apprentices while attending classroom training at no charge.
May 26, 2020
LIMITED ENERGY / SOUND & COMMUNICATION TECHNICIAN - 3 YEAR, 4,800 HOUR PROGRAM

These technicians perform the installation and maintenance for all voice, data and video systems in commercial buildings such as schools, offices, retail stores, and medical centers, as well as industrial projects.

Types of system installations include: telephone, fiber optic networks, data networks, fire alarm, nurse call, CCTV and security.

Requirements to complete the program are 4,800 hours of supervised on the job training and satisfactory completion of the three (3) year Telecommunications Installer/Technician course material.

The classroom training is held during the day for forty (40) hours per week, Monday through Friday, in 1-week sessions spaced throughout the school year of September through July.
 
May 26, 2020
RESIDENTIAL WIREMAN - 2 YEAR, 4,000 HOUR PROGRAM

Residential Wiremen perform the installation, maintenance, and integration of various systems for the residential market in single and multi-family dwelling units.

System installations include power and lighting, climate control, home automation, as well as telephone, computer, security, fire alarm and television wiring.

Requirements to complete the program include 4,000 hours of supervised on the job training, satisfactory completion of two (2) years of Residential Wireman course material and acquisition of a Washington State Journeyman Residential Electrician license.

The classroom training is held during the day for forty (40) hours per week, Monday through Friday, in 1-week sessions spaced throughout the school year of September through July.
Jun 01, 2020
HOW APPRENTICESHIP WORKS
 
Apprenticeship, the "original four year degree" , has been used around the world for centuries as a means of training skilled craftpersons. It is an "earn while you learn" program where you are paid to learn a trade or occupation. Apprenticeship combines paid work experience working for employers under the supervision of journey-level workers, known as On the Job Training (OJT) combined with classroom training dealing with the technical details of the occupation, known as Related Supplemental Instruction (RSI).

Apprentices are paid a percentage of the journey-level wage rate based on how many hours of OJT and RSI that they have completed. Each increase in progression brings an automatic increase in wages. Additionally, most apprenticeable occupations also provide guaranteed health and retirement benefits. Union building trades apprentices generally receive the same rate of pay and contributions into the same health and retirement programs at every employer that they work for - they are always covered by the same benefit plans as they change jobs.
 

Our program offers:

  • Complete Training
  • Healthcare Benefits
  • Retirement Plans
  • Better Earnings WHILE you are learning
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Advancement opportunities
  • Lasting Career

 

May 29, 2020

We are currently not accepting new applications at this time. Feel free to check back on our website as we do keep it up-to-date. 

Applicants must be residents of Chelan, Douglas, Grant, Island, Okanogan, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish or Whatcom County in the State of Washington to be eligible to apply for our apprenticeships.

Application request forms will be available at the JATC Training Center (306 Anderson Road, Mt. Vernon, WA 98273) and at the offices of IBEW Local #191 at the Wenatchee Labor Temple (27 N. Chelan, Wenatchee, WA 98801) every weekday (excluding holidays) from 9:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. They can also be downloaded from the Program Information page of the JATC website at http://www.nwejatc.org.

Applicants must then return the completed application request form, supplemental information form and application fee, in person or by mail, to the JATC Training Center, 306 Anderson Road, Mount Vernon, WA 98273 or by email to applications@nwejatc.org. Upon receipt of the properly completed forms and application fee of $50.00, the JATC will mail the applications to the applicant. Applicants have sixty (60) days after returning their application request form to provide all transcripts and any other documentation required by the JATC.


May 26, 2020
Must be physically and mentally able to safely perform, or learn to safely perform, essential functions of the job either with or without reasonable accommodations.

Must be able to climb and work from ladders, scaffolds, poles, and towers of various heights.

Must be able to crawl and work in confined spaces such as attics, manholes, and crawlspaces.

Must be able to read, hear and understand instructions and warnings.

Must be able to get to and from work at job sites anywhere within the geographical area that this apprenticeship program covers.

Must be able and willing to attend all related classroom training required to complete the apprenticeship. Applicants for Inside Wireman apprenticeship, if selected, will need to own a laptop computer, running a currently supported version of MS Windows, and have access to the internet while away from the JATC training center in order to be able to access and complete the web-based learning components of their related classroom training.

Must be able to read, write and speak the English language.
May 29, 2020

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)


May 27, 2020
Must be 18 years of age. There is no upper age limit.

Must be a high school graduate, or have a GED with a minimum score of 2,500 (250 under old testing method) or a High School Equivalency of 600 or higher or a two (2) year associates degree or higher.

Must have taken at least one full credit of high school algebra, or its equivalent, and received a grade of "C" or better, or one post-high school algebra course equivalent to one full credit of high school algebra or current math placement results from a community college facility indicating a placement level beyond high school algebra (General Math for Residential Wireman) or provide evidence of completing the NJATC Technical Math online course with a minimum score of 75%.

Provide documentation to verify legal working status, a condition of employment, per I-9 requirements.

Possess a valid driver's license.

Submit a DD-214 to verify military training and/or experience if they are a veteran.

Must reside in the geographic area of the apprenticeship program at the time of the application which covers the following counties in Northwest Washington: Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom, Island, San Juan, Douglas, Chelan, Grant and Okanogan Counties.
May 29, 2020

INTERVIEWS: All applicants meeting the minimum requirements will be interviewed by the Committee, which will give them a numeric score based on their interview, education and work experience. Applicants will be asked a series of standard questions. After they leave, each Committee member will give them a numeric score. These scores are then averaged together for a composite score, which will determine the applicant’s rank on the applicant holding list.

SELECTION: Applicants will then be placed on the applicant holding list, ranked by score, for the occupation and area for which they have interviewed. The applicant holding list includes all applicants which have interviewed for that occupation in the previous two years.

Applicants will be offered apprenticeship off of the holding list, as needed to meet Industry needs, beginning with those with the highest score at the time of selection.

Applicants will remain on the holding list for a period of 2 years unless they are selected, or decline an offer, for apprenticeship, or request to be removed. After 2 years they will be dropped from the list. They may reapply after this, or after at least 90 days, if they qualify for re-interview by taking at least two post-secondary industry related classes or working at least 450 hours in the electrical construction industry.

All applicants offered apprenticeship must first pass a drug and alcohol screen test, paid for by the JATC, prior to being registered as an apprentice in the program. All applicants for Inside Wireman who are offered apprenticeship must also first pass a physical examination, paid for by the JATC, prior to being registered as an apprentice in the program. Applicants who fail either test will not be registered as apprentices and will be removed from the applicant holding list.


Jun 25, 2020

Jun 25, 2020

Jun 22, 2020

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


Jun 01, 2020

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Jun 15, 2020



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