Apprenticeship

Apprentice Application Dates

Applications are now accepted 12 months a year. The best qualified applicants will be offered placement in our program and/or with an electrical contractor based on availability of  opportunities and the qualification level of candidates.   

You may come to our office at the date and time listed below or you may print out the application from the application tab.  If you choose to submit by mail, you will need to photocopy the required documents and produce the originals on or preferably before the day of the exam.  

First and Third Wednesdays of every month from 8:00am to 3:30pm

at

40 Western Industrial Drive

Cranston, RI  02921

(401) 946-9908

Applications are also available online


Directions to the JATC Training Facility:

  • Take Route 95 to 295
  • Take Exit # 4  on Route 295 to Plainfield Pike, Head West
  • Take a left turn onto Comstock Parkway
  • Take a right turn onto Western Industrial Drive

You will need:

First:  On the day of application all applicants will need a valid driver’s license, a High School diploma or have a GED.  You will need a passing grade of “C” or “70” in Algebra 1.  You will have thirty days to supply a copy of your birth certificate and a High School transcript. 

Second:  Applicants will take an exam that meets a national standard; the exam is 50% reading comprehension and 50% mathematics (including Algebra).  When an applicant receives a passing grade they will be granted an interview.  An applicant’s score on the interview will determine if they are accepted into the Apprenticeship program.

The apprenticeship program is a 5 year program; as long as you meet all the requirements of the Apprenticeship Agreement, you will be granted a full tuition scholarship that is paid by the Apprenticeship Trust Fund. However, the Apprentice will be responsible to purchase books, maintain acceptable grades and attend all classes; the program runs from September to May each year, typically two nights a week.


 

Applying and Qualifying for Appenticeship in the Electrical Industry

The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW 99) jointly sponsor an electrical apprenticeship training program that could potentially offer you the opportunity to earn wages, benefits and a college degree while you learn the skills needed for a trade that can be both challenging and rewarding. You will have the chance to use your mind, as well as your physical skills, to complete work in a variety of settings with the constant opportunity to learn something new.

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