West Texas Electrical JATC
The West Texas Electrical JATC offers an apprenticeship program that is registered with the Department of Labor, and is dedicated to helping men and women pursue their desire to become a licensed journeyman wireman.
We train our apprentices through a minimum of 8,000 hours of paid on-the-job training in addition to 900 hours of in class training over the course of their apprenticeship.
Benefits of the program include excellent starting wages with frequent and substantial pay increases, medical benefits for the apprentice and his or her family, and multiple retirement plans.
The West Texas Electrical JATC is one of many local training centers associated with the Electrical Training Alliance (Formerly known as the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee or NJATC). The Electrical Training Alliance was established over 70 years ago through a collaboration between the IBEW and NECA when it was determined that training was essential to the future of our industry.
The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) have spent decades developing the finest electrical apprenticeship program in the world. This program is composed of on-the-job training and classroom instruction, both of equal importance in the development of competent journeymen wiremen. Because of the quality of the program, and the relatively small number of apprentices brought in each year, those who have been selected have a special responsibility to make the utmost of the opportunity provided.
The mission of the Electrical Training Alliance is to develop and standardize training to educate the members of the IBEW and NECA; insuring and providing the Electrical Construction Industry with the most highly trained and highly skilled workforce possible.
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.