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FAQs

 

Frequently Asked Questions
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WHEN CAN I APPLY FOR APPRENTICESHIP?

CAN I TAKE THE ELECTRICAL TRAINING ALLIANCE/AIR APTITUDE TEST MORE THAN ONE TIME?

HOW MUCH TIME DOES IT TAKE TO FILL OUT THE APPLICATION?

IS EXPERIENCE NECESSARY TO APPLY FOR APPRENTICESHIP?

WHAT ARE THE BASIC REQUIREMENTS?

WHAT IS APPRENTICESHIP?

WHAT SORT OF INCOME SHOULD I EXPECT FROM THE APPRENTICESHIP?

WHERE ARE THE JOBSITES LOCATED?

WHERE DO APPRENTICES GO TO SCHOOL FOR CLASSROOM TRAINING?

ARE THERE FEES ASSOCIATED WITH THE APPLICATION?

 

 

 

 

When can I apply for apprenticeship?

This Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (EJATC) will accept online applications for apprenticeship. You can apply by visiting HOW TO APPLY page , and following the instructions.

Note - If anyone needs access to a computer or help filling out the application, please contact us and we will be glad to assist you further. [back to frequently asked questions]

 

Can I take the Electrical Training Alliance/AIR Aptitude test more than one time?

The only time you would retake the Electrical Training Alliance/AIR Aptitude test is if you do not at first qualify for the oral interview by achieving a score of four(4) or above on a stanine scale. You will not be eligible to retest for a period of six (6) from the previous test date. Qualifying test scores are good for a period of two (2) years. If you reapply after that period you will be rescheduled to retake the test. [back to frequently asked questions]

 

How much time does it take to fill out the application?

It generally takes between twenty (20) and thirty (30) minutes. You will be required to provide a resume and all High School and post High School transcripts. It is suggested that you also provide 3-5 work personal reference letters. [back to frequently asked questions]

 

Is experience necessary to apply for apprenticeship?

No experience in the electrical field is required to apply for apprenticeship. The Ithaca JATC provides training with a combination of classroom and on-the-job training. [back to frequently asked questions]

 

What are the basic requirements?

Basic requirements can be found by clicking here. [back to frequently asked questions]

 

What is an Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeship combines on-the-job and classroom training. The contractor with which they are employed pays the apprentice for on-the-job training, and they go to class one night a week. [back to frequently asked questions]

 

What sort of income should I expect from the apprenticeship?

Hourly rates are based on percentages of the Journeyman Wireman rate. Effective June 1 2014, the hourly rate at the Journeyman level is $ 32.05. Apprentice rates on wage page of this website. "Click here" to view our wage page. [back to frequently asked questions]

 

Where are the jobsites located?

You can expect the jobsites to be located anywhere within the IBEW Local 241 Jurisdiction. [back to frequently asked questions]

 

Where do apprentices go to school for classroom training?

Our Training Facility is located at 134 Cecil A. Malone Drive in Ithaca. [back to frequently asked questions]

 

Are there fees associated with the application?

There are no fees associated with the application process. [back to frequently asked questions]

State-of-the-Art Training Facility -

State-of-the-Art Training Facility

New Location -

The Ithaca Electricians JATC and IBEW Local Union #241 have moved into their new home at 134 Cecil A. Malone Drive in Ithaca.

The 9.500 square foot facility is comprised of 6,500 square feet for the JATC Training Center and 3,000 square feet of leased office space for the Local Union staff.

The renovation of the facility included the use of extensive LED technology in both the inside and outside lighting systems along with lighting control in every space. The lighting load was reduced by 60% over the previous usage. We will also include a roof mounted solar system complete with state of the art graphics in the spring of 2014.

The JATC space has 3 distinct sections. The first is classroom space with a student lounge and kitchen area. The center section houses a computer lab. The third space consists of hands on labs and rooms for certification activities. The class room space includes a Smart Board and other state of the art educational elements. The computer lab will enable us to participate in the Blended Learning and LMS initiatives that are going to change the way we teach and that apprentices and journeyman learn. We will also be giving our aptitude test on line. The construction of the certification rooms and work booths provide an opportunity for us to enhance hands on elements in all of our training.

We met our initial challenge, which was to include as much of the overall program as possible before we occupied the facility. We are now focusing on redefining and prioritizing the remaining program over the next few years. So, while we still have some work to do, we are extremely happy to be occupying the space and look forward to continuing to improve the space and the quality of training.

This was truly a collaborative effort between IBEW Local Union #241 and the NECA Southern Tier Chapter and exemplifies that very effective partnership. A huge thanks to both organizations and their leadership, Business Manager Michael Talarski and Chapter Manager Bruce Condie for their guidance and support.
More to come as we continue our effort to provide the very best training for our apprentices and journeyman and provide our contractors with a work force that will enable them to successfully serve their customers.