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Electrical Apprenticeship
(901) 452-4492
Sheet Metal Apprenticeship
(901) 278-7288

MEMPHIS ELECTRICAL
JOINT APPRENTICESHIP AND TRAINING COMMITTEE

Messick Adult Center
703 South Greer, Building A, Room 104
Memphis, Tennessee 38111
Telephone (901) 452-4492, Toll Free (877) 263-5282, Fax (901) 452-6508
The Memphis Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) is jointly sponsored by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA). The IBEW-NECA electrical apprenticeship program is a structured system combining classroom instruction and on-the-job training (OJT). Apprenticeship is a five (5) year program with periodic advances based upon the successful completion of class work and a minimum number of OJT hours.
Excellent Wages with Guaranteed Wage Advancement
Paid Health Insurance
Job Placement
Pension Plans
Safe Working Conditions
Classroom training is mandatory and meets two (2) nights a week for three (3) hours each night. The JATC generally follows the Shelby County Schools System calendar for starting dates, holidays and vacations. OJT consists of working in the field with skilled journeymen who will teach the skills of the trade working with tools and materials. The Joint Apprenticeship Committee will make a variety of job assignments with electrical contractors to provide a well rounded OJT experience. The jurisdiction (working area) of Local Union 474 IBEW and Memphis Chapter NECA covers approximately a 100 mile radius from Memphis. If selected for the program, the apprentice must make a commitment to work the assigned jobs in the jurisdiction, regardless of location. Dependable transportation for travel to and from a job and school is mandatory.

Application Procedures

The Memphis Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee accepts applications every Thursday of each month from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the above address (exceptShelby County Schools holidays). Applicants are tested monthly and those who pass will be interviewed and could be selected for the program at any time during a calendar year. Although applications are accepted year-round, classroom training starts yearly the first week of September.
 
Applicants who show they meet the conditions below will be afforded an oral interview by the JATC. If interviewed, the applicant will be listed among those qualified for selection for a period of two calendar years from the date of interview.
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Interviewed Requirements

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Be a minimum of 17 years of age.
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Qualify for an interview using the electrical trade's aptitude test developed and validated by the American Institute for Research.
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Present evidence that they possess a valid driver's license.
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Prior to being indentured, applicants selected from the pool of interviewed applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
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Prior to being indentured, applicants selected from the pool of interviewed applicants may be required to provide results of a physical examination and a drug test as decided by JATC.
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Individuals who can verify (proper documentation required) that they have worked a minimum of four-thousand (4,000) hours, specifically in the electrical construction trade will qualify for an oral interview.

Cost

Administrative annual tuition costs will be paid by the Joint Apprenticeship Committee. The apprentice is responsible for purchase of school textbooks for each year of classroom training and hand tools for his/her on-the-job training.

Advancement & Benefits

Apprentices are paid for OJT with advancements outlined in the following table. In addition, apprentice receive fringe benefits, including major medical and dental benefits, death and disability benefits and pension.
Period
OJT Hours
Pay Rates
Related Training
1
0
$10.35
N/A
2
1000
$11.60
Satisfactory Progress in School
3
2000
$11.60
1st Year of School Completed
4
3500
$14.15
2nd Year of School Completed
5
5000
$16.50
3rd Year of School Completed
6
6500
$18.85
4th Year of School Completed
Journeyman
8000
$23.55
5th Year of School Completed

Equal Opportunity in Apprenticeship Training

The Memphis Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee takes affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship training. The recruitment, selection, employment and training of apprentices shall be without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex or age--except the applicant must be at least 17 years of age to apply and 18 years of age at time of indenture. The JATC, does not, and will not, discriminate against a qualified individual with a disability because of the disability of such individual.
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  Industry Related Links
 
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
 
 
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local #474
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers #474

 

 
 
AFL-CIO
National AFL-CIO
 
 
National Electrical Contractors Association
National Electrical Contractors Association

 

 
 
National Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee
National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee

 

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Revised:01/25/14
Messick Shelby County Schools does not discriminate in its programs or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, sex, genetics, or age. For more information, please contact the Office of Equity Compliance at (901) 416-6670.