Accepting applications year-round online or in person. Stop by Monday through Friday from 8am-3pm.
Or start your application online.
Program Length: 5 years
When you accept applications: Every Friday from 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM and from 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Do you accept online applications? No
For our program, the minimum entry requirements are as follows:
- Be a minimum of 17 years of age.
- Be at least a high school graduate, or have a GED, or have a two-year Associate Degree or higher.
- Show evidence of successful completion of: one full year of high school algebra with a passing grade, or one post high school algebra course with a passing grade.
- Provide an official transcript for high school and post high school education and training. All GED records must be submitted if applicable.
- Submit a DD-214 to verify military training and/or experience if they are a veteran and wish to receive consideration for such training/experience.
- Qualify for an interview using the electrical trade’s aptitude test developed and validated by the American Institutes of Research.
- Present evidence that they possess a valid driver’s license.
- Prior to being indentured, applicants selected from the pool of interviewed applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
- Prior to being indentured, applicants selected from the pool of interviewed applicants may be required to provide results of physical examination and a drug test as decided by the JATC.
- Individuals who can verify (proper documentation required) that they have worked a minimum of eight thousand (8000) hours specifically in the electrical construction trade; do not need to meet the requirements of Items (B.) and (C.).
- Individuals who have worked a minimum of forty-five hundred (4500) hours as a residential wireman under an IBEW/NECA Local Collective Bargaining Agreement (proper documentation required), do not need to meet the requirements of Items (B.) and (C.).
- Individuals who have e completed at least 3 years of related instruction and forty-five hundred (4500) OJT as indentured apprentices in a properly registered electrical construction apprenticeship program not sponsored by IBEW/NECA (proper documentation required), do not need to meet the requirements of Items (B.) and (C.).
- Applicants must live within the jurisdiction of the Williamsport JATC
The job of an electrician is to distribute and connect electrical equipment to a power source. Electricians install and maintain various types of electrical systems including lighting, motors, climate control and safety systems found in residential, commercial and industrial facilities. They also install conduit systems that contain wire to carry electricity from motor control centers or panel boards to all equipment that uses electricity.
The work of an electrician can vary, as one day they could be installing conduit and next day they could be wiring a control panel. Besides a variation of work, electricians can also work both inside and outside.