Electrical construction is a dynamic and diverse industry with specialized skills. The electrician must be able to layout, assemble, install, repair, and test entire electrical and electronics systems.
Along with their electrical training, journeyperson electricians must have a complete working knowledge of blueprint reading and know the National Electric Code and local codes.
There is, of course, the hazard of electrical shock and burns from “live” wires. Therefore, safe work practice is a must. Electricians must be mechanically inclined, physically fit and enjoy working with mathematical formulas.
Electrical work is performed both indoors and outdoors in all temperatures and weather conditions.
- Be 17 years of age at application and 18 to be indentured
- Possess a high school diploma or GED (or in lieu of a high school diploma or GED, have a two year Associate Degree or higher)
- Successfully complete one credit of Algebra 1 (transcripts required)
- Reside in the geographical area
- Complete and score a qualifying score on the electrical trade’s aptitude test
** Individuals who can verify that they have worked a minimum of four-thousand (4,000) hours specifically in the electrical construction trade, will qualify for an oral interview by the J.A.T.C. to be considered along with other qualified applicants.
How do I prepare for the trade?
It will be helpful to have completed courses in or possess the following skills:
- Algebra, geometry, trigonometry
- Above average reading ability
- Physical science courses
- Mechanical drawing and blueprint reading
What are the program specifics?
- Length of program is 5 years
- A minimum of 8000 hours of on-the-job training
- A minimum of 900 hours of classroom related training
- Starting pay is 42% of journeyman wage