A five year apprenticeship that, when successfully completed leads to graduation as a journeyman wireman with the IBEW.
To graduate, the apprentice must complete a minimum of 8,000 hours of on-the-job-training and successfully complete a minimum of 184 hours of related classroom training each year.
The Florida East Coast Electrical JATC will work with our contractors to find the apprentice a job, when work is available. Applicants should be aware that these jobs involve physical labor under many conditions.
The work involved may be associated with residential, commerical or industrial projects and may involve digging a ditch, pulling conductors into electrical conduit, installing electrical devices or some other electrical construction related task.
Apprentices attend school one 8-hour day every other week. The course curriculum is provided by the National Joint ApprenticeshipTraining Committee (NJATC). There is no tuition nor any class fees other than the cost of books which range from $400.00 to $600.00 per year, depending on the year of study.
Upon successful completion of the five years of training, the apprentice may apply for college credit from ACE (American Council on Education).
You can begin by visiting one of our offices (see locations below) and completing an application. Persons with prior electrical work experience may be able to receive credit for that experience as noted in the application package.