Apprenticeship and Journeyman Training
NECA’s commitment to excellence in the work force is vital to their leadership of the electrical construction industry. Apprentices are required to complete 8000 hours of -on-the-job training and 1000 hours of classroom instruction in a nationally recognized curriculum — making them the best-trained workers in the electrical industry.
Apprenticeship is a structured system by which on-the-job training and related classroom instruction are combined. The end result is a skilled craftsman. The IBEW-NECA electrical apprenticeship programs guarantee professional training with guaranteed results. If you want to be a professional electrician, it’s the only program of choice.
Working for a brighter future for the industry, NECA is a co-sponsor of the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (NJATC) for the electrical industry, which trains more than 25,000 electrical apprentices and is the sole source of significant in-service training for journeyman electricians.
Our goal is to provide the electrical construction industry with the most highly trained and skilled workforce possible. Direct training occurs through programs provided by the Albany NECA and IBEW Local 236 Tri-City Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee to ensure our journeymen and apprentices remain on the leading edge of the electrical industry. We follow the enhanced education standards developed by the IBEW-NECA Electrical Training Alliance to meet the competitive challenges of today’s global market economy.
NECA’s commitment to excellence in the work force is vital to our leadership in the electrical construction industry. Apprentices are required to complete 8,000 hours of on-the-job training and 1,000 hours of classroom instruction in order to become a Journeyman — making them the best-trained workers in the electrical industry.
How Can I Become An Apprentice?
To be accepted into the Tri-City Joint Apprenticeship Training Program (JATC) you must be able to meet the following requirements:
- Minimum age 18
- High School Education
- One Year of High School Algebra
- Qualifying Score on an Aptitude Test
- Drug Free
NECA-IBEW apprenticeship programs are structured on a system where on-the-job training and related classroom instruction are combined. The end result is a skilled journeyman.
For more information on the Tri-City JATC and the programs offered click on the link below.