Accepting Applications in January 2023, contact us for information.

Steps in the Apprenticeship Journey

Step 1.

Choose a Program

Step 2.

Read the Minimum Qualifications

Step 3.

When the Application Period Opens, Come and Pick Up An Application (Photo ID Required)

Step 4.

Complete and Return Your Application and Materials

Step 5.

Score a 4 or Higher on the Electrical Trade's Aptitude Test

Step 6.

Interview with the JATC Board

Step 7.

Acceptance Call and Letter

Step 8.

Pass a Physical / Drug Screen

Step 9.

Begin Your Apprenticeship

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The Power of Power--Electrical Apprenticeship

Qualification for Apprenticeship

  1. Be a minimum of 18 years of age
  2. Complete an application form
  3. Be at least a high school graduate, or have a GED, or have a two-year Associate Degree or higher
  4. 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.
  5. Provide an official transcript for high school and post-high school education and training. All GED records must be submitted, if applicable.
  6. 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. 
  7. Qualify for interview using the Electrical Trade’s Aptitude Test developed and validated by the American Institutes for Research.
  8. Present evidence that you possess a valid driver’s license/current photo.
  9. 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.
  10. Supply an official copy of your birth certificate.
  11. Speak, read, and comprehend the English language.
  12. Supply a copy of your originally issued or official duplicate, Social Security Card.
  13. Supply all documents in English or they must be translated by a certified translator.
  14. 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.
  15. 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).
  16. 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).
  17. 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).
  18. 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.

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