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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 to 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 Apprenticeship is that the individual apprentice will be learning all of the related theory 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.
- 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
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 Photovoltics 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.
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.
We have three different application process'.
1. Our regular application process is for those who do not have 4000 hours or over of prior experiance with 110 volts or higher or are recently out of the military.
2. Our Helmets to Hardhats applications are for those who have completed thier Military duity with in the past three years with an honorable discharge.
3. Our 4000 hour applications is for those who have a minimum of 4000 ours of prior experience with 110 volts or higher.
Click on the links below for more detailed information regarding the three different application announcements and the application.
To apply with the San Francisco Electricians apprenticeship you must complete the applcation (below) online/typed. Print it, (after it is completely filled out), bring the application and the required documents on one of the application dates, within the time perameters.
Application and Annoucement Links:
1 Online APPLICATION.pdf
2 H2Hh 2018.pdf
3 4000 2018.pdf
On February 22, 2014 we upgraded the lights, receptacles, and switches at the Ronald McDonald house in San Francisco. The turn out was fantastic and we completed our goals.Thanks to all 50 of you. Look out for photos on this page.
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