The Chattanooga Electrical Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee (JATC) is jointly sponsored by International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA). The Apprenticeship Program consists of classroom training as well as On-the-Job Training (OJT). Apprenticeship is a five-(5) year program with periodic advances based on the successful completion of class work and a minimum number of OJT hours. Classroom work consists of two- (2) sessions a week (either Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday). Each session is three- (3) hours duration. Attendance in classroom is mandatory; no absences are excused. Attendance is a part of the grade. The application period is from the first business day of July to the last business day of December. During the application period, applications are taken Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 11:00am and 1:00pm to 4:00pm. All paperwork regarding the application must be submitted to the JATC by 4 PM on the last business day of December.
The JATC will offer you a scholarship to fully pay for your training except for the cost of yearly textbooks and online materials.
The jurisdiction (working area) of Local Union 175 IBEW covers approximately a 75 mile radius from Chattanooga. This means if you are selected for the Apprentice Program, you need to make a commitment to work the assigned jobs in the jurisdiction regardless of the location.
The Interview Committee should be made aware of any physical or mental conditions that would prevent you from doing electrical work; including but not limited to hard work at construction sites, working outdoors in inclement weather and working high elevations i.e. tall ladders, scaffolds or scissor lifts.