TUCSON ELECTRICAL JOINT
APPRENTICESHIP & TRAINING PROGRAM
Tucson Electrical JATC
Southern Arizona National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the Local 570 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) jointly sponsor the Tucson Electrical Apprenticeship & Training Program (JATC).
How long is the program?
What is the expected work and on-the-job training schedule for apprentices?
Apprentices will work in the field 40 hours/week. On-the-job training totals 8,000 hours (when work is available and our contractors call for apprentices).
How many classroom hours must be completed?
A total of 900 hours of related classroom instruction is required. Classes will be held two nights per week for three hours (Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs).
What are the tuition costs?
Currently, there is no tuition cost. However, apprentices must pay for their own books, which cost an average of $500/year.
What is the pay?
Starting pay for an apprentice is 50% of Journeyman Wireman pay. Pay upgrades are granted when school hours and on-the-job training hours are completed for that period.