How to Apply for Apprenticeship
To apply for any of the electrical apprenticeship programs, you must first complete an application form. Applications are accepted on the first Tuesday of each month at our Apprenticeship Office (located in our Training Facility) at:
619 Southrock Drive
Rockford, Illinois 61102
Your application will be evaluated to determine whether or not you meet the following basic requirements:
I. APPLICATION PROCEDURES:
A. All Individuals interested in filling out an application for the Construction Electrician or the Telecommunication Programs must personally fill out an application at the Training Center Office located at 619 Southrock Drive, Rockford, IL 61102.
B. Applications are accepted for these programs on the first (1st) working Tuesday of each month from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
C. At the time of application, only those who had a residence for a minimum of one year within the geographical boundaries, as defined in the current Labor Agreement, will be considered for an interview. A valid Illinois Drivers License, Illinois Identification card or valid Voters Registration Card will be required as proof.
(PLEASE NOTE: Call or e-mail for the description of the boundaries.)
D. All applicants are responsible for notifying the Apprenticeship Office in writing of any change of their mailing address and/or telephone number after application is made.
II. BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
A. Application Completion Requirements – In addition to filling out an application, each applicant must furnish the Apprenticeship Office with the following sub-sections 1, 2, 3, 4 listed below within thirty (30) days after the date of the application is made. At the completion of sub-sections 1, 2, 3, and 4 the Aptitude Test will be scheduled.
1. Copy of Applicant’s Birth Certificate – Must be at least 17 years of age and provide a copy of the birth certificate. Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years of age at the time of selection and indenture.
2. Copy of Complete High School Transcripts – Must be a high school graduate or equivalent. Must provide an official transcript in English for high school and any post high school education and training. All GED information must be submitted if applicable. Military Veterans may submit their form DD-214 for consideration.
PLEASE NOTE: All transcripts must be sent directly from the education institution to the Apprenticeship Office. No hand delivered, faxed, or e-mail transcripts will be accepted.
3. Math Requirement – Must have successfully completed one (1) full year of High School Algebra with a minimum passing grade of “C” or better. Pre-Algebra is unacceptable.
4. Administration Fee – A $25.00 administration fee is required and is Non-Refundable.
5. Aptitude Test – If the applicant completes the above basic requirements as set in sub-section 1, 2, 3, and 4, the applicant will be notified of their scheduled date to take the JATC prescribed test.
NOTE: Failure to appear or complete the required test will disqualify the applicant from interviewing and will require applicant to start the application procedures over.
Approximately two weeks after you take the test battery, the local JATC will receive the test results. If you receive a qualifying score on the test battery, you will be scheduled for an oral interview. You will be interviewed by a committee representing both the IBEW and NECA (the National Electrical Contractors Association). Based on the interview (including a review of your qualifications), you will receive an overall ranking. As new positions become available in the apprenticeship program, names will be taken off the respective eligibility list in order of the ranking score. Your name will be kept on the eligibility list for two (2) years.
If you have any questions, you can call the Apprenticeship Office at: (815) 969-8484