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TUCSON ELECTRICAL JOINT
APPRENTICESHIP & TRAINING PROGRAM

The Tucson Electrical Joint Apprenticeship & Training Program
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JATC

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Apprenticeship is an all-inclusive program providing quality education to individuals pursuing a career in the electrical field. This program implements both classroom instruction coupled with hands-on learning and on-the-job training.

Workers from the Tucson Electrical JATC

Individuals study all related electrical theory in the classroom with subject matter experts as it correlates into real-life job experiences. Apprentices spend 80% of their apprenticeship in the field gaining skill and knowledge from skilled journeyworkers. Our goal is to provide our students with the necessary skill, knowledge and experience to be a successful craftsman in the electrical field.

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A message from the Training Director.

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) teamed up to sponsor the most rigorous and respected apprenticeship training program. We are a five-year apprenticeship program of classroom instruction and 8,000 hours of on the job training, dedicated to training electricians. Our program is committed to providing enrichment opportunities for our students and educational excellence.

Our classroom instructors are highly qualified and most are electricians who work in the field. Over the past ten years, we have been aggressive in providing our instructors with the skills they need to succeed in the classroom. Our instructors, each summer, attend the National Training Institute (NTI) in Ann Arbor, Michigan. This instructor training program employs Professional Educators from different colleges and universities throughout the United States. This is a four-year program receiving a completion diploma as a Master Instructor. While the focus is on Instructor training through the Professional Education classes and the “How to Teach” courses, there is also advanced technical courses our instructors are required to take. This week long training re-energizes our program with qualified educators who are ready to make a difference and be accountable for providing innovative and creative instruction. Being prepared to teach when we walk through the classroom door with clear objectives of what we want our students to learn is the key to our student’s success in this program. Our goal as a program is to foster a positive learning environment by giving our instructors the tools needed to enhance their presentation of the curriculum. The apprentices recognize our instructors truly care about their learning. Our staff of educators is the core of the apprenticeship program as they provide a learning environment that enhances the effective execution of the lessons being taught. There is enjoyment in the classroom.

Along with our apprenticeship training, we offer Journeyman upgrade classes, Supervision, OSHA 10, MSHA, CPR/First Aid, Electrical Safety in the Workplace based on 70E, and online courses.

The Tucson Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee has been training skilled apprentice electricians since 1941 with our sponsoring parties, Southern Arizona Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association NECA, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 570 IBEW, the Electrical Training Alliance, the Arizona Department of Economic Security, Office of Apprenticeship, and the United States Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship.

If you want a career in the electrical industry, this is the program for you.

Karen King
Training Director

What is the Program?

Program Specifics.

Habitat for Humanity from Tucson Electrical JATC

  • Length of Program: Five years
  • Apprentices will work for electrical contractors in the field, 40 hours a week
  • Completion of apprenticeship is 8,000 On-the-Job Training hours and a total of 900 hours of related classroom instruction over the five years (When work is available & our contractors call for apprentices) Classes will be held two nights per week for three hours. (Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs)
  • Currently no tuition
  • Must pay for your own books: average cost $600 per year
  • Starting pay: 50% of Journeyman Wireman rate
  • Pay upgrades are granted when school hours and On-the-Job Training hours for that period are complete

What’s in it for You?

Apprenticeship Benefits.

Our apprenticeship program makes it easy for aspiring electricians to learn alongside industry professionals and perform the actual work contractors and clients expect upon graduating. The JATC offers an inclusive benefits package to all apprentices as they work to transition from trainee to qualified journeyworker inside wireman.

CURRENTLY, NO TUITION

Apprentices receive classroom instruction from subject matter experts.

SAFE WORKING CONDITIONS

We train all apprentices in standard safety procedures to ensure safe installation and operation.

PROGRESSIVE WAGE SCALE

JATC provides wages on a progressive scale as outlined in the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

RETIREMENT PLANS

Multiple pension plans as outlined in the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

HEALTH CARE

We offer an extensive health benefits package for you and your family as outlined in the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

REAL TRAINING

Quality, on-the-job training with the latest technologies and master electricians.

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