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What Do Electrical Workers Do?

There are four specialty areas where you will find electrical workers. These four areas are best described by the type of work done in each of those areas:
  • Outside Linemen are the electrical workers who install the distribution and transmission lines, that move power from power plant to a factory, a business, or your home.

  • Inside Wireman are electrical workers who install the power, lighting, controls and other electrical equipment in commercial and industrial buildings.

  • VDV Installer Technicians are electrical workers who install circuits and equipment for telephones, computer networks, video distribution systems, security and access control systems and other low voltage systems.

  • Residential Wiremen are electrical workers who specialize in installing all of the electrical systems in single-family and multi-family houses or dwellings.



How Can I Become An Apprentice?

Each of the four types of electrical work share common skills and knowledge. Each also has other skills and knowledge, which are specific to that particular area of work. Because of these differences, each type of work has a different apprenticeship program associated with it. Basic requirements for becoming an apprentice in any of the programs are similar, however. The following requirements are typical for individuals applying to be accepted into an IBEW/NECA Joint Apprenticeship Training Program (JATC) or IBEW/NECA Area Wide Joint Apprenticeship Program (AJATC).


You must apply to become an apprentice.

If you plan on applying, please view the Application Requirements.






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Welcome to our web site. We hope it provides you with the information you need in becoming an apprentice. Use this site to stay up to date on events, cancellations or other news from BNJATC. Applications will be taken January 9-13 and January 16-20, 2017 8:30am-11:30am and 1:00-3:30pm.





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