These minimum qualifications determine eligibility for an interview.
- 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)* If you do not meet the high school algebra requirement, a Tech Math course from the Electrical Training Alliance can be used to fulfill this requirement. You can find out more information about the Electrical Training Alliance’s Tech Math Course by clicking here.
- Score a 4 or higher on 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 maybe required to take a physical exam which will include color blindness.
WHAT TO BRING WHEN YOU APPLY
- Copy of Birth Certificate
- Valid Drivers License
- Official High School Transcript
- An official high school transcript can be mailed directly to us from your institution.
- Emailed transcripts are not accepted.
- Unofficial transcripts are not accepted.
- Social Security Card
- GED Certificate (If applicable.)
- College Transcript (If applicable.)
- Veterans DD214 (If applicable)
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 score a 4 or higher on the NJTAC Aptitude Test.
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,
- Attitude, and
- Personal appearance.
TERM OF APPRENTICESHIP
The term of apprenticeship is 8,000 hours of on-the-job training divided over 5 years with 180 hours of related classroom instruction each year, plus an 8 week math refresher class.
Applicants selected will start their on-the-job training as soon as there is a job opening.
Starting salary is $18.08 an hour, with increment raises throughout the program, plus sharing in fringe benefits including:
- Free family health insurance,
- Free retirement and
- Free annuity after the first year.
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 Dallas College – North Lake Campus.
Apprentices are required to have a desktop or laptop computer
Apprentices purchase their books and pay tuition at the beginning of each semester.
Book cost averages $514.00 per semester
Tuition cost is $236.00 per semester (Out of state is higher)
NOTE: Costs are approximate – All above costs are subject to change as exact costs are determined.