Apprenticeship

The Chester Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (CJATC) for the Electrical Indusrty offers a five (5) year apprenticeship to become a Journeyman Electrician. This committee is partnered through the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA). The apprenticeship program consists of 8,000 hours of on the job training, as well as 900 hours of classroom and lab training.

Notice of Apprenticeship Opportunity

A: Be a minimum of 18 years of age at the time of application -must provide evidence of minimum age as required by the JATC .(e.g. copy of Birth Certificate)

B: Be at least a high school graduate, or have a GED, or, in lieu of a high school diploma or GED, have a two-year Associate Degree or higher.

C: 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. (School transcript)

D: Provide an official transcript for high school and post high school education and training. All GED records must be submitted.

E: Possess a VALID PA Drivers License.

F: Individuals who can verify (proper documentation e.g. tax, payroll records, notarized letters required within 30 days of application) that they have worked a minimum of four thousand (4000) hours specifically in the electrical construction trade.do not need to meet the requirements of items (B) and (C).

G: Individuals who have worked a minimum of forty-five hundred (4500) hours as Residential Wireman under an IBEW/NECA local collective bargaining agreement (proper documentation required), do not need to meet the requirements of items (B) and (C).

H: 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 (B) and (C).

I: Prior to being indentured, applicants selected from the pool of interviewed applicants will be required to provide results of a physical examination and a drug test as decided by the JATC.

J: The recruitment, selection, employment and training of apprentices during their apprenticeship, shall be without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex or age – except the applicant must be at least 18 years of age to apply. The sponsor will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under applicable law and lawful regulations issued there-under.

K: Applicants who meet all basic requirements will be interviewed by the JATC. Apprentices will be selected in order of their final ranking.

APPLICATION FEE-$40 Cash or Money Order. (NO CHECKS)

IN ORDER TO COMPLETE AN APPLICATION FORM FOR THIS APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM, AN APPLICATION FEE OF $40.00 MUST BE RECEIVED AT THE TIME OF THE APPLICATION PROCESS. CHECK OR MONEY ORDER PAYABLE TO: CHESTER J.A.T.C.