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GENERAL INFORMATION SHEET / APPRENTICESHIP IN ELECTRICAL CONSTRUCTION

 

Applications must be made in person at the:       

NORTH TEXAS ELECTRICAL TRAINING CENTER
680 WEST TARRANT RD.
GRAND PRAIRIE, TX 75050
Phone 972-266-8383

APPLICATION

        The North Texas Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee accepts applications on
MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, AND THURSDAY 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 (These minimum qualifications determine eligibility for an interview)

  •         Age - at least 18 years of age

  •         High School graduate or have a GED

  •         One year of high school algebra or the equivalent, with passing grades    (GED algebra not accepted)

  •         Take the NJATC Aptitude Test.

  •         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.

PAPERWORK REQUIRED BEFORE SCHEDULING OF APTITUDE TEST

        -Copy of Birth Certificate                                        -Valid Drivers License/State ID

        -Official High School Transcript                               -Social Security Card

        -Veterans - DD214 as proof of service                     -GED Certificate (if applicable)

        -College Transcript (if applicable)

 

NJATC APTITUDE TEST

        After your paperwork has been reviewed and it is confirmed that you meet the qualifications, you will be scheduled for the NJATC Aptitude Test.
The Aptitude Test is made up of two parts: Algebra and Functions, and Reading Comprehension. It takes approximately two to three hours to complete
the test. To qualify for an interview, you must have completed the NJTAC Aptitude Test.

       

INTERVIEW

        The Apprenticeship Committee will notify applicants of the date and time of their interviews. Interviews are held at the North Texas 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 $14.68 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 $29.35 per hour.

 

SCHOOL

        Classes are held at the North Texas Electrical Training Center, one day every two weeks from 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM.  After you complete Math
Refresher, there are 2 semesters per year starting in January and July of each year. You will receive college credit through North Lake College
of the Dallas County Community College District.

 

COMPUTER REQUIREMENTS:

        Apprentices are required to have a computer
    Dual-Core Core minimum
    4GB RAM
    Sound
    DVD
    HD Graphics
    Wireless
    Microsoft Windows
    Internet Explorer

 

COST

        Apprentices purchase their books and pay tuition at the beginning of each semester. Books for Math Refresher Class cost $84.00 and then they
average
$310.00 per semester. Tuition paid by the student is $236.00 per semester for Texas residents. Out-of-State resident tuition is considerably higher.

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



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