​​​West Texas Electrical JATC


EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PLEDGE
The Program will not discriminate against apprenticeship applicants or apprentices based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, genetic information, or because they are an individual with a disability or a person 40 years old or older.
The Program will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 30, as amended.


If you are interested in an apprenticeship in the electrical construction industry, please look over the basic qualifications and what will be expected of you regarding program participation.


You can apply online by going to TradeSchool Web Services and creating an account. Once account creation has been approved, follow these steps to submit an application.

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To apply in person:

The Amarillo Division of the West Texas Electrical JATC will make applications available from: 1 PM until 4:30 PM Monday through Thursday or later by appointment by calling (806) 372-1581.

Location: 200 S. Fannin Amarillo, TX 79106

The Lubbock Division of the West Texas Electrical JATC will make applications available from: 1 PM until 4:30 PM Monday through Thursday or later by appointment by calling (806) 744-4062.
Location: 405 50th Street Lubbock, TX 79404


The Midland Division of the West Texas Electrical JATC will make applications available from: 1 PM until 4:30 PM Monday through Thursday or later by appointment by calling (432) 563-0581.
Location: 10021 Liberator Lane Midland, TX 79706

​The Midland office is temporarily closed. Please contact Paul Salazar at 806-372-1581 for information about applying.


Applications are available by mail if requested in writing. To meet minimum qualifications for apprenticeship, applicants must:

a. Complete an application form.
b. Be a minimum of 17 years of age at the time of application.
c. Obtain a qualifying score of “4” using the electrical industry’s APTITUDE TEST developed and validated by the American Institutes for Research.
d. Be at least a high school graduate, or have a GED, or in lieu of a high school diploma or GED, have a two -year Associates Degree or higher.
e. Provide an official transcript for high school and post high school education and training. All GED records must be submitted if applicable.
f. Possess a valid Driver’s License.
g. Individuals who can verify (proper documentation required) that they have worked a minimum of two-thousand (2000) hours specifically in the electrical construction industry may qualify for an oral interview by meeting the requirements of items (a), (b),and(f).
h. Individuals who can verify (proper documentation required) that they have worked a minimum of four-thousand (4000) hours specifically in the electrical construction industry may qualify for an oral interview or direct entry by meeting the requirements of items (a), (b), and(f).
i. Honorably discharged veterans and individuals with previous electrical work and/or training experience may also qualify for either direct entry or direct interview. For details, contact psalazarjatc@wtxjatc.org.
j. Prior to being registered, applicants selected from the pool of interviewed applicants will be required to pass a drug test and a background check and must be at least 18 years of age.

Applicants who meet all basic requirements will be interviewed by the JATC. Apprentices will be selected in order of their final ranking.

The recruitment, selection, employment and training of apprentices during their apprenticeship, shall be without discrimination becauseof race, color, religion, national origin, or sex. The applicant must meet the minimum age requirement. The JATC does not, and will not,discriminate against a qualified individual with a disability because of the disability of such individual. The sponsor will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under applicable law and lawful regulations issued there under.

THE OUTSIDE PROGRAM (LINEMAN APPRENTICESHIP) IS A SEPARATE PROGRAM. PLEASE GO TO THEIR WEBSITE TO REQUEST AN APPLICATION.


You may request an application by mail (for the INSIDE Program) by submitting an Application Request Form to:

West Texas Electrical JATC
PO Box 245
Amarillo, TX 79105


Note: In order to have an application sent to you by mail, you must return both the Request Form and EEOC Form.

Please note that in order to electronically submit the forms listed above you must either:

  1. Save a copy to your computer and fill it in with a program such as Adobe Reader or Nitro PDF.
  2. Use the latest version of Internet Explorer.
  3. If using a smart phone or tablet, you will need to download the free Adobe Reader App.
  4. For option 1 or 2 you will need an email program such as Outlook or Webmail on your computer.


For those who qualify for interview:

After ninety (90) days from the date of initial interview with the JATC, if you have gained at least 450 hours of work experience in the electrical construction industry, or successfully completed two or more post-secondary, industry related classes, you may request a re-interview with the JATC by submitting a Re-Interview Request Form.