How To Apply
Process for Becoming An Apprentice
Process for becoming an Apprentice -
Review the webpage information, there is a lot of pertinent information for you to look at
If you are interested in applying to the apprenticeship program, fill out an online application
Submit updated resume
Submit three reference letters, not just the names of potential references
Submit academic and military transcripts
If you are a veteran, register with the Helmets to Hardhats program
The resume and reference letters can be emailed to TrainingDirector@ithacajatc.com or mailed / delivered to 134 Cecil A Malone Drive, ATTN: . The transcripts should be mailed or delivered (not emailed).
When you have competed all the steps listed, and if you meet the minimum requirements, you will be scheduled to take an aptitude test at our Training Center. The aptitude tests will be administered again (date is forthcoming).
Requirements / Applying
The Electrical Training Alliance has developed uniform standards that are adopted and used nationwide by local programs to select and train thousands of men and women each year. The finest electrical workers in the country receive their training through the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee of National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW).
It's a model education partnership which produces the best-trained, most up-to-date electrical apprentices and journeymen in the country. The majority of the $100 million annually spent is privately funded.
The Ithaca JATC provides apprentices with tuition free classroom training and training assignments and paid on the job training, earning while they learn.
Our apprenticeship programs are highly specialized, and features an "earn-as-you-learn" approach. Apprentice classes are conducted at night so that they may work in the field during the day. In both classroom and on-the-job situations, the apprentices receive their training from highly qualified professionals. They also earn a good wage and are afforded attractive benefits like health insurance, pensions and 401k plans, college credits and more. Upon graduation, they will be in a class of highly trained professionals in a very rewarding career with a bright future.
What basic requirements must I meet to qualify?
You must be:
-a high school graduate or possess a GED (GED copies required when applicable).
-able to show proof of the successful completion of one year of high school regents algebra
-able to provide an official transcript for high school and any post high school education and training
-able to achieve a qualifying score on an aptitude test given
-have a valid New York State drivers license.
-take an aptitude test administered by the JATC. This test is by appointment only and will be scheduled by the JATC following the receipt of official high school transcripts.
Applicants who have met the above requirements will be interviewed by the JATC. Apprentices will then be selected in order of their final ranking without discrimination.
How do I apply?
AFTER YOU APPLY
We need your Official High School Transcript within 30 days of your application. You will need resume, transcripts of high school and post high school grades and/or documentation of other training or certifications, and three written references. We are unable to process your application without these documents. To forward the official high school transcript, simply call the high school that you attended and ask the school to forward the transcript to:Ithaca JATC
134 Cecil A. Malone Drive
Ithaca, New York 14850
You are responsible to forward the three (3) references in the mail personally. If you did not graduate from High School, it is necessary for you to also submit a copy of your GED. Additionally, college transcripts, DD214 and any applicable certificates can also be sent to this address.
When the pertinent information has been received by the JATC, your application will be processed. Assuming you meet the minimum qualifications, your application will then be considered for the next available Electrical Training Alliance/AIR Aptitude Test. Aptitude testing takes place twice a year. You will be notified of this by mail. There is no testing fee. Our test is alcohol and drug free.
With a qualifying score on the aptitude test the JATC Committee will then grant you an oral interview. All applicants interviewed by the JATC Committee will be placed on a ranking list in order of their interview score. Your ranking is provisional, as the application process is continuous and directly affected by each applicant as they are added to or removed from the list. The ranking list determines the order in which new apprentices are called to be indentured into the program. If selected, a drug screen with a negative result is required.
Apprentices are called to work according to the industry needs. When contractors need additional help, a request is placed with the Training Director. When the need is too great for the existing workforce, new apprentices are contacted to come to work. This does not necessarily coincide with the Academic Year.
An Academic Year is approximately from September through June. This is when all apprentices are required to attend scheduled classroom training.
NOTICE: We do not discriminate -