What is an Apprenticeship through the EPJATC?
The El Paso Electricians JATC is a federal and state registered apprenticeship program that requires each Apprentice Inside Wireman to complete 1,000 classroom hours as well as 8,000 on the job training hours. Once an apprentice is accepted into the program, and indentured, they are placed to work with one of our participating contractors. A Journeyman Wireman ensures that the apprentice is receiving proper on the job training. The apprentice is also required to attend related classroom training for at least 6 hours a week in order to complete the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee’s Apprentice Inside Wireman course of study.
The El Paso Electricians JATC is a joint venture of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local Union 583 and the El Paso Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and was established to develop and maintain the best-trained workforce in the Electrical Industry. This apprenticeship program offers the opportunity to earn wages and benefits while learning the skills necessary for a challenging and rewarding career as a Journeyman Inside Wireman.
Also EPJATC provides upgrade training to IBEW/NECA members to sharpen their skills and to constantly keep them abreast of the latest technological changes in this fast paced, rapidly changing industry.
The El Paso Electricians JATC is a registered apprenticeship program with the U. S. Department of Labor. We have been training men and women for careers in the electrical contracting industry since 1946.