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Applications MUST be made IN PERSON:

Electrical Training Center
680 W. Tarrant Rd.
Grand Prairie, TX 75050
(972) 266-8383
Fax (972) 266-8303

Application

The North Texas Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee accepts applications year round for apprenticeships in the electrical construction industry. Applications will be taken Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays ONLY, at 8:30 AM ONLY, with the exception of holidays. Applications are open to all persons regardless of age, race, creed, national origin, or sex.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be a high school graduate or have a GED
  • One year high school algebra or the equivalent, with passing grades (GED algebra not accepted)
  • Physically capable of doing electrical construction work - All applicants who are accepted into the Apprenticeship Program will have a drug screen and may be required to take a physical exam which will include color blindness.

Required Paperwork

  • Copy of Birth Certificate
  • Official High School Transcript
  • Veterans - DD214 as proof of service
  • GED Certificate (if applicable)
  • Valid Drivers License / State ID
  • Social Security Card
  • College Transcript (if applicable)

Interview

The Apprenticeship Committee (6 members) will notify applicants of the date and time of their interview. Interviews are held at the Electrical Training Center. The Committee will select the people they feel are the top prospects for the electrical industry. Points that can be taken into consideration at the interview are educational background, extent of math background, character, interest, cooperativeness, attitude, and personal appearance.

Term of Apprenticeship

The term of apprenticeship is 8,000 hours of on-the-job training divided over 5 years and 192 hours (2 semesters) per year of related classroom instruction, plus 1 semester of math refresher.

On-The-Job Training

Applicants selected will start their on-the-job training as soon as there is a job opening. Starting salary is currently $14.05 an hour with increment raises throughout the program, plus sharing in fringe benefits. Benefits include free family health insurance, free retirement and free annuity. The Journeyman Electrician rate at this time is $28.10 per hour.

School

Classes are held at the Electrical Training Center, one day every two weeks from 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM. There are 2 semesters per year. Apprentices will be notified as to the date and time school starts. College credit is given for apprenticeship classes towards a Degree in Electrical Construction through North Lake College/Dallas County Community College District.

Computer Requirements

Apprentices are required to have a computer. -Duel Core minimum, -4 GB RAM, -Sound, -Blueray, -HD Graphics, -Wireless, -MS Windows 7 or above, -Internet Explorer or compatible Browser.
 

Cost

Apprentices purchase their books and pay tuition. Books for Math Refresher Class cost $84.00 and average $290.00 per semester (after math book). Tuition paid by the student is $236.00 per semester for Texas residents. Out of State resident tuition is considerably higher. The fee for tuition and books is paid at the beginning of each semester.

(NOTE: Costs are approximate - All above cost are subject to change as exact costs are determined)

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