Congratulations on your acceptance into the JATC program. Please see and be prepared for the next steps listed below. If you have questions after reading the next steps, please contact Training Director, Robert Franklin, at 610-432-9762 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. Request your Transcripts
Contact your High School or Educational Institution for Transcripts
Provide an official transcript for high school and post high school education and training. To request proof of your GED, please visit DiplomaSender.com.
2. Military? Submit a DD-214
Submit a DD-214 to verify military training and/or experience if you are a veteran and wish to receive consideration for such training/experience.
3. Take the Aptitude Test
You will be contacted by the JATC to take the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee aptitude test.
4. Preparing for the Aptitude Test
The test is made up of two parts – a reading comprehension test and a math test. For the math portion, make sure your understanding of basic Algebra is up to date. For assistance with the aptitude test, you can visit Electrical Apprentice Headquarters at: http://www.electricianapprenticehq.com/aptitude-test-questions/
5. Wait for an Invitation to Interview with the JATC Committee
Once you pass the aptitude test, Local 375 will contact you to interview for the apprenticeship program.
6. Preparing for the JATC Interview
To prepare for the interview, ask yourself some basic questions. Why do you want to join the IBEW? Do you have any previous work experience that would apply to your work as an apprentice? How do you handle stressful situations? For more tips, see the list of Top Qualities Journeymen look for in an Apprentice (see below).
SOMETHING TO CONSIDER
Top Qualities Journeymen look for in an Apprentice.
- Be Teachable
- Be Humble
- Focus on your mechanical skills first.
- Learn to use the NEC as a reference and not as a “how-to” book.
- Stay off your cell phone.
- If you have time to lean, you have time to clean. Clean up after yourself.
- Be ready to work, on-time. To do this, plan on being at work 15 minutes early so when the clock starts, you are ready to work, on-time.
- Ask questions if you’re not 100% positive.
- You are a professional; dress like a professional.
- Protect and audit your tools. They are your life’s blood. Make sure you always have what you need for a given job.
- Don’t overcomplicate the simply stuff; don’t oversimplify the complicated stuff.
- Admit and accept your mistakes. Mistakes are your opportunity to learn. Treat them as a lesson, not an insult.
- Work hard when no one is looking