Learn all about our process here.
Applications are only accepted the first Monday of the month. Please come back at this time to apply to our apprenticeship program.
If you are interested in completing an application with this apprenticeship you will need to fill out the online application when it becomes available. The requirements at this time include possessing:
- Valid drivers license
- An additional official form of identification such as a birth certificate, passport or a social security card.
- GED, high school diploma or college degree. You must have your educational institution provide us with an official stamped transcript from high school, college and/or university.
- A summary of your work history is required. You may submit with your application any resumes and/or letters of recommendation.
You will have thirty days to get the necessary documentation back to our office. You do not have to have any electrical experience to be selected into our program.
Once the application has been completed, reviewed and verified that you meet the minimum qualifications, we will contact you by mail to take our aptitude test. This consists of basic English comprehension and algebra skills. Only if you pass the aptitude test will the LEJATC committee members conduct an oral interview. After the interview, you will then be placed on an eligibility list for a period of two years.
If you are unable to fill out the online application, please contact us for alternate methods.
AN INDIVIDUAL WHO CAN SHOW THAT THEY MEET THE CONDITIONS LISTED BELOW, AFTER MAKING APPLICATION FOR APPRENTICESHIP, WILL BE AFFORDED AN ORAL INTERVIEW BY THE JATC. IF INTERVIEWED, THE APPLICANT WILL BE LISTED AMONG THOSE APPLICANTS QUALIFIED FOR SELECTION, FOR A PERIOD OF TWO CALENDAR YEARS FROM THE DATE OF INTERVIEW. TO BE INTERVIEWED THE APPLICANT MUST:
- A. The minimum of 17 years of age.
- B. Be at least a high school graduate, or have a GED, or have a two year Associate degree or higher.
- C. Provide an official transcript from my school and post-high school education and training. all GED records must be submitted if applicable.
- D. Submit a DD-214 to verify military training and/or experience if they are a veteran and wish to receive consideration for such training/experience.
- E. Qualify for an interview using the electrical trade’s aptitude test developed and validated by the American Institute for research.
- F. Present evidence that they possess a valid drivers license.
- G. Prior to being indentured, applicants selected from the pool of interviewed applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
- H. Prior to being indentured, applicants selected from the pool of interviewed applicants may be required to provide results of a physical examination, a good drug test and a background check as decided by the JATC.
- I. Individuals who can verify (proper documentation required) that they have worked a minimum of four thousand (4000) hours specifically in the electrical construction trade, do not need to meet the requirements of items (B.) and (C.).
- J. Military veterans who have completed military training in a military occupational specialty (MOS) applicable to the electrical construction trade (as determined by the JATC), and can document a minimum of two (2) years of military experience in that MOS, will qualify for an oral interview by the JATC (proper documentation required), and do not need to meet the requirements of items (B.) And (C.).
Frequently Asked Questions
Each individual committee member scores your interview from 0 to 100. Then all of the scores are averaged together to become your interview score. You will be placed on the eligibility list according to how you scored on your interview and you will remain on this list for 2 years from the date of your interview. You can be contacted anytime during those two years. When selecting an apprentice, the committee selects an applicant from the top of this list.
You will receive a letter from the apprenticeship office shortly after your interview. The letter will tell you what you scored. The letter does not tell you where you are on the list. The list is always changing as new applicants are interviewed and as existing applicants on this list complete their two years. You should always keep the apprenticeship office informed of any address or telephone change so that in the event you are selected, we will be able to contact you.
You will receive your scoring letter within a few weeks, however, to be contacted if you are selected could be anytime during the two years following your interview. A class is selected according to the needs of the contractors.
The amount of the apprentices that will be selected is based on the needs of the contractors.
No. However, if you would like to re-interview to improve your score, you can do so after 90 days if you have worked 450 hours of documented work experience in the electrical construction industry or completed two post-secondary, industry related classes.
Yes, we do have hands on performance testing and written testing available to apprentices that have experience and previous schooling.
Within the jurisdiction of the INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS (IBEW) LOCAL 665. Please click here to view Local 665's jurisdiction on the Michigan map.
Once you have been indentured into the apprenticeship program, you will be placed in employment with one of our union electrical contractors. All work assignments will come from the apprenticeship office while you are in the apprenticeship program. Once you have graduated, your work referrals will come from the local union.
First year apprentice wages start at approximately $15.00 per hour with raises periodically throughout the apprenticeship. Apprentices also receive paid health care insurance and several retirement plans that are paid for by their contractor.
Any additional questions can be answered by contacting Sara at (517) 483-9688.