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  • Residential Program
    Updated On: Feb 26, 2009


    Akron Area Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee
    2650 S. Main St., Suite 100, Akron, OH 44319
    Which direction will you go?
                      College:      $35,000 for 4 years of book, tuition and fees
                                        $30,000 -%35,000 Earning potential at entry level with Degree
           Apprenticeship:      $550 per year on average for books and tuition
                                        $68,000 earnings potential plus benefits during apprenticeship
                                        $36,000/year Journeyman wage plus benefits upon completion
    What is an Electrician?
    Electrical construction is a dynamic and diverse industry with specialized skills. The electrician must be able to layout, assemble, install, repair and test entire electrical and electronic systems. Along with their electrical training, journeyman electricians must have complete working knowledge of blueprint reading and know the National Electrical Code and local codes. There is, of course, the hazard of electrical shock and burns from “live” wires. Therefore, safe work practice is a must. Electricians must be mechanically inclined, physically fit and enjoy working with mathematical formulas.
    Electrical work is preformed both indoors and outdoors in all temperatures and weather conditions.
    A Residential Electrician will perform work on single and multi-family dwelling units. The type of work performed may include: new construction, old-work (re-wire) or service work. Specialty work would include: pools & spas, landscape lighting, data cabling and sound systems.
    How do I prepare for the trade?
    The following will be helpful to have completed courses in or posses the following skills:
    • Algebra, geometry, trigonometry
    • Above average reading ability
    • Physical science courses
    • Mechanical drawing and/or blueprint reading
    How do I qualify?
    • You must be 17 years of age at application date and 18 to be indentured
    • Possess as high school diploma or GED, or have a two year Associate Degree or higher
    • Provide official High School Transcripts
    Terms of Apprenticeship – Residential Wireman Program
    • 3 years w/4800 hours of on-the-job training
    • Minimum of 160 classroom hours of related instruction per year
    • Starting Wage – 50% of Residential Wireman wage – advancements correspond with satisfactory progress on both on-the-job training and academics
    •  College credit for related classroom training
    •  Probation period of 1600 on-the-job training hours and satisfactory performance of classroom training during such time
    •  All selected applicants will be required to pass a physical and drug test at the JATC’s expense
    •  All selected applicants will be required to have Book/Tuition fees paid by August 31st.
    Application Process
    Step 1: Make Application
    Step 2: Provide required documents
    Step 3: Interview (if qualified)
    Step 4: Entered on ranked eligibility list
    A) Ranking is determined by interview score
    B) Applicant remains on ranking list eligible for selection for a period of 2 years
    C) As future applicants are interviewed, the ranking order is subject to change
    Step 5: Selection
    A) New apprentices are selected from the current ranked list beginning with the highest score and continues in descending order
    B) The number selected annually is a committee decision based on industry needs
    C) Those selected will be notified by mail
    Applications may be filled out at 2650 S. Main St., Suite 100, Akron, OH 44319, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Information will be supplied at the time of application for completing the application process. For further information on applying, call 330-644-4286.
    The Akron Area Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee, 2650 S, Main Street, Suite 100, Akron, Ohio, admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of it’s educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.

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