Applications open in January 2024. Inside apprenticeship applications will open January 8 - January 19. Applications will be available Monday through Friday 8 am - 3:30 pm. Monday January 8th and Tuesday January 9th the applications will be available 8 am - 7 pm. Telecommunications apprenticeship applications will open January 22 - February 2. Applications will be available Monday through Friday 8 am - 3:30 pm. Monday January 22nd and Tuesday January 23rd the applications will be available 8 am - 7 pm.
Contact us for information.
Steps in the Apprenticeship Journey
Qualification for Apprenticeship
- Be a minimum of 18 years of age
- Complete an application form
- Be at least a high school graduate, or have a GED, or have a two-year Associate Degree or higher
- Show evidence of successful completion of one full year of high school algebra with a passing grade, or one post-high school algebra course with a passing grade.
- Provide an official transcript for high school and post-high school education and training. All GED records must be submitted, if applicable.
- Submit a DD-214 to verify military training and /or experience if you are a veteran and wish to receive consideration for such training/experience.
- Qualify for interview using the Electrical Trade’s Aptitude Test developed and validated by the American Institutes for Research.
- Present evidence that you possess a valid driver’s license/current photo.
- Have been a resident of the geographical jurisdiction of Local Union 117 (McHenry County and the Northern 9 Townships of Kane County, Illinois) for 12 months.
- Supply an official copy of your birth certificate.
- Speak, read, and comprehend the English language.
- Supply a copy of your originally issued or official duplicate, Social Security Card.
- Supply all documents in English or they must be translated by a certified translator.
- Prior to being indentured, applicants selected from the pool of interviewed applicants will be required to pass a physical examination and a drug test as decided by the JATC.
- Individuals who can verify (proper documentation required) that they have worked a minimum of eight-thousand (8,000) hours specifically in the electrical construction trade, do not need to meet the requirements of items (3) and (4).
- Individuals who have worked a minimum of eight-thousand (8,000) hours as a Residential Wireman under an IBEW/NECA local Collective Bargaining Agreement (proper documentation required), do not need to meet the requirements of items (3) and (4).
- Individuals who have completed at least 3 years of related instruction and 4,500 hours of OJT as indentured apprentices in a properly registered electrical construction apprenticeship program not sponsored by IBEW/NECA (proper documentation required), do not need to meet the requirements of items (3) and (4).
- The first 100 applicants who meet all basic requirements will be considered by the Committee; as the demand for apprentices increases, the pool will be increased proportionately.