We are not accepting applications at this time. Applications are accepted on an "as needed" basis. If our committee decides to accept new applications for the school year beginning in 2015, we will post application dates and times on this website. Posting will likely take place after Thanksgiving, 2014.
When your application has been approved and accepted, you will be notified to take an aptitude test. The tests will be scheduled for selected dates in February, March and April 2015.
After receiving a notification that you have achieved a passing test score, you will be scheduled for an interview. The interviews are scheduled for times in April and May of 2015.
Upon completion of the interview, your name will be placed on a waiting list for work and placement into the apprenticeship program.
In the future, when applying, you will be required to bring:
1.) A copy of your High School Diploma or GED
2.) Sealed Transcripts from your high school showing that you have taken at least a year of high school algebra with a passing grade of "C" or better. (One semester of college Algebra with a minimum "C" grade is also acceptable.)
3.) A vaild Driver's License or Photo Identification
4.) If your diploma and transcripts are from a different country (not USA) you will be required to have them reviewed (at your cost) by a recognized company that can interpret foreign educational programs to determine the education you have received is of an equivalent level to what is required by our program. Your evaluation report must be in compliance with guidelines set forth by the National Council on the Evaluation of Foreign Educational Credentials. (See the link on the right hand side of this webpage)
Continuing Education Courses
We will be listing upcoming classes on this website. Check on the left hand side, look under Member Resources: JW ContEd Info:Drop-down Menu ~ Click on NIGHT-Time Cont. Ed Calendar
Please Note- all payments for Continuing Education courses and any purchases at the JATC office must be paid by either Credit Card or Debit Card. The office will no longer accept checks or cash.
You can view our upcoming classes in your local LU180 Newsletter and the classes are usually posted on the JW Continuing Education cork board in our Lobby.
(Requirement for Night Classes is 6 students minimum or class is canceled)
Green Technologies taught at the JATC
Advanced Lighting Control
A recent award of 2.9 million dollars in stimulus money has been awarded to the twenty Electrical JATC programs in the State of California. These funds will be shared beween the programs to teach, educate and certify electricians in advanced lighting control. While Solar and Wind grab most of the headlines in energy efficiency, experts predict the biggest gains will come from energy conservation through reduced energy consumption. Retrofitting the many commerical and industrial buildings in our state with these advanced lighting control products will help reduce energy usage.
The major energy suppliers in the state are required to find ways to reduce energy consumption and are looking to partner with CALCTP certified electrical contractors to achieve this goal. It has been estimated that 2,100 electricians with CALCTP certifications will be needed to complete the estimated 32 billion dollars in potential work this retrofitting could generate. Details in future training opportunities in advanced lighting control will be forthcoming later this year.
Wind Generation Installations
Unlike many parts of the country, we are fortunate to have this work in our area. It has been estimated that there will be over 400 Megawatts of new electrical wind generation machines (windmills) to be installed in the not too distant future.
The NJATC has created a new curriculum for training in this emerging field. Signup sheets are available in our Training Center for this upcoming continuing education course.
Solar training has become one of our most popular continuing education courses. We have currently trained over 175 journeymen and apprentices in this growing field. Signups for spring and summer classes will soon be posted in our Training Center.
Night-Time Scheduled Classes
(See our continuing education night time calendar)