San Francisco Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee
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    San Francisco Joint Apprenticeship and Training

    The mission of the San Francisco Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee is to develop and standardize training to educate the members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the National Electrical Contractors Association; insuring and providing the Electrical Construction Industry with the most highly trained and highly skilled workforce possible.

    What Is Apprenticeship?

    The San Francisco Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC), is a cooperative effort between the San Francisco Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local Union #6. The JATC is charged with the responsibility of recruiting and training apprentices to meet the ever-growing needs of the Electrical Industries.

    In addition to training apprentices in the necessary skills required to be a Technician, the JATC also provides an extended education program of skills update and improvement courses for Local 6 members. The program keeps those individuals as technologically current as possible in their respective fields.

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    How Apprenticeship Works

    Apprenticeship is a comprehensive program of career training that combines the necessary classroom-based-related study in combination with actual hands-on job skills. The basic premise of an Apprenticeship is that the individual apprentice will be learning all of the related theories of his or her career and be able to practice this theory in real-life job experiences.

    Apprenticeship is not a new concept. In fact, since the Middle Ages, master craftsmen have used Apprenticeship Programs to pass on, train and teach all of the knowledge and skills necessary for individuals to become highly skilled specialists in their respective trade.

    With the advent of the ever-advancing technologies in today's world, the question of how to keep abreast of these advances can only be answered by Apprenticeship.

    What Does It Cost?

    Individual participants in the IBEW-NECA Program receive a training scholarship that covers all of the tuition. Individuals are responsible for the purchase of required tools and classroom textbooks as required.

    "The union sector has always excelled in craft training through the joint labor / management apprenticeship programs." -The Business Roundtable Construction Cost Effectiveness Task Force.

    Apprenticeship Benefits....
    - Free Education / Classroom Training (approximately 180 hours per year)
    - Safe Working Conditions
    - Excellent wage rates coupled with an ongoing progressive wage scale
    - Paid Health Insurance
    - Guaranteed Pension Benefits
    - Tax free Annuity
    - Quality On-the-Job Training
    (415) 587-2500

    Inside Wireman Electrical Apprenticeship

    Electrical apprentices are training in the field and in school to become Journeypersons working in the electrical maintenance and construction industries. The Electrical Apprenticeship Program is a 5-year program where the apprentice attends evening school or day school while learning the hands-on portion of the trade on the job site. The individuals working in the Electrical Trade perform work including but not limited to:

    Inside Wiremen install and maintain all raceway, electrical wiring and related systems for distribution of electrical light, heat, power, radio, and signaling above and below ground.

    Installation of Solar Photovoltaics and Wind Power equipment and systems.

    Control installations, new and maintenance, consisting of raceway, wiring methods for energy management systems, HVAC equipment, advanced lighting control, motor control and fire/life safety systems above and below ground.

    They work in new and existing residential, commercial, and industrial buildings and installations of all conduit and raceway systems, wiring methods above and below ground, on street and highway lighting, traffic signals, and other outdoor installations including trenching and shoring.

    They weld, lift substantial loads, climb, crouch, work in confined spaces and at heights.

    Jul 26, 2017
        Your Right to Equal Opportunity It is against the law for a JATC to discriminate against an apprenticeship applicant or apprentice based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age (40 years or older), genetic information, or disability.

    Jan 26, 2017


    We have three different application process'. 


    1.    Our regular application process is for those who do not have 4000 hours or over of prior experience with 110 volts or higher or are recently out of the military.


    2.    Our Helmets to Hardhats applications are for those who have completed their military duty within the  past five years with an honorable discharge.


    3.     Our 4000 hour applications is for those who have a minimum of 4000 hours of prior experience with 110 volts or higher working for a C-10 Contractor.



    Click on the links below for more detailed information regarding  the three different application processes.


    The Application:

     There  are  Five ( 5 )  requirements  that  must  be met  to  apply  for  the    San Francisco Electricians apprenticeship.  

    1. You Must be at least 17 years old to apply.  
    2. You Must have a Photo ID
    3.  You Must Complete our application
    • The first two pages (the "Application") must be filled out online/typed
    • Print all four pages. 
    • Complete the last two pages by hand.    


    1. You Must have proof of completing School, i.e:    (transcripts or diplomas)
    • G.E.D  OR
    • High School Graduate  OR   
    • 2 year College degree or Higher           
    1.      You Must have proof of taking and passing, with a "C" or higher, 
    • Algebra  OR   
    • Trigonometry   OR 
    • Calculus.   

    Two semesters of High School   OR  One Semester of College.                                                    If your proof of the math requirement does not clearly state "Algebra" or "Trigonometry" or "Calculus"  You Must submit a syllabus from your school showing the math that you are presenting was indeed Algebra, Trigonometry or Calculus.       

    (If you do not have the required math you will need to take a class at any community college of your choice or at

    Make Photo Copies of all your documentation & Highlight or mark  ONLY the Math requirements and Graduation/Completed date so that it is easily seen by our staff during the application process. Please be sure to also bring a photo Copy of your Photo ID too.   (See announcement for requirements)                                                                                                                              

    Final Step, bring all the documents to our facility on one of the application dates, within the time perimeters.   You must be in line before 3:30pm.  No one arriving after 3:30pm will be accepted.  Remember, the burden of proof is on you.  Without the above 5 items, your application will not be processed.          

    Mailed in applications will not be accepted.

    Applications will only be accepted in person on posted application days.


    Application Link:

    Online APPLICATION.pdf

    The first two pages must be typed filled on line, then Print all four pages.  Read and complete second two pages by hand, then bring all pages to the school on any of the applications dates along with a photo copy of all the required documents (see announcement).



    The Test:    

    When you apply, if you have all the required documents and your application is accepted, you will be given a date and instructions on when and where to appear for your test.  The test is a 10th grade reading comprehension & mathematics (based around algebra) test.  It is similar to the S.A.T. test.  To help prepare for the test you may visit:

    or search the internet for S.A.T. study guide.



    The Interview:

    Everyone who passes the test will be invited back for an interview.  The interview is a standard interview. 

    Everyone who interviews will be placed on our eligible applicant list.  We will contact applicants from the list and offer them an apprenticeship with the SFJATC when we have room in the school, the contractors need more apprentices and the committee directs us to take in a new apprentice(s).


    Announcement/Information Links:

    Online APPLICATION.pdf
    1 Reg.2024.pdf
    2 H2Hh 2024.pdf
    3 4000 2024.pdf

    Jan 26, 2017
    BrochureRTSF 4_20.pdf

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