IBEW Local 35
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Hartford, CT 06114
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Apprenticeship Opportunities


Hartford Electricians Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee
Christopher Brown, Training Director
208 Murphy Road
Hartford, CT 06114
(860) 525-5982

The NECA & Local 35 Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (JATC) is a partnership between the Connecticut Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 35 of Hartford, Connecticut.  We provide the highest quality trained instructors who teach our students and produce the most qualified electricians in the state of Connecticut.

We offer a career in the electrical industry, not just a job.

The apprentice program is a five-year program that consists of 8,000 hours of on-the-job training along with five years of related theory.  Up to sixty (60) JATC training credits can be applied toward a two or four year college degree, thereby saving you both time and expense.

While working on the job, you will be learning the skills and knowledge that are required to perform the task of a state licensed and qualified electrical worker.  In the evening while attending classes, you will reinforce the skills you are learning on the job through related theory classes.

If you are willing to make the commitment to the Program there is NO COST for the training.  Students only have to purchase their textbooks each year.  Apprentices employed by a contractor will not only receive a decent wage, but will also be entitled to a great benefit package including Health & Welfare, Pension, and Annuity.  First year apprentices receive Health & Welfare only.  Apprentices begin receiving Pension and Annuity benefits in their second year.

Qualifications for Apprenticeship

Candidates must:

  • Be a minimum of 17 years of age to apply, 18 years of age at time of indenture into the program
  • Be a high school graduate or have a GED
  • Have proof of a minimum of one full year of algebra with a passing grade
  • Provide an official transcript
  • Complete an application
  • Take the National Joint Apprentice Training Committee Aptitude Test
  • Appear before the JATC Committee for an oral interview
  • Have good ethics
  • Be drug free (a negative reading on a drug screen)
  • Possess a willingness to learn and succeed

 Apprenticeship Pay Rates

  • 1st Period - 40% of JW rate plus Health Insurance and NEBF
  • 2nd Period - 40% of JW rate plus Health Insurance and NEBF
  • 3rd Period - 50% of JW rate plus all Benefits
  • 4th Period - 60% of JW rate plus all Benefits
  • 5th Period - 70% of JW rate plus all Benefits
  • 6th Period - 80% of JW rate plus all Benefits

We Are Selective

We are seeking men and women who demonstrate the best CHARACTERISTICS, APTITUDE, MOTIVATION and PERSONALITY traits conducive to our trade.  The recruitment, selection, employment and training of apprentices during their apprenticeship shall be without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex or age.

A good candidate is one with a record of having done well in school, especially in math and science, one who has demonstrated reliability and a sincere desire to succeed, and one who has a positive attitude and desire to work hard.
Application Process

All applicants are required to obtain a copy of their high school transcript.  Please contact your school and have them provide you with in a transcript in a sealed envelope and with an original stamp.

After the application period has closed, the JATC will notify qualified candidates as to the date, time, and place where they will be given the NJATC Aptitude Test administered by the JATC.  Based upon the results of the aptitude test, applicants will be notified if they qualify for an interview by the JATC Committee.

After applicants have been interviewed, the class will be selected.  All applicants accepted into the Program are required to pass a drug test.

The school year begins in September of each year and classes continue into May.  On job training is performed throughout the year and is not limited to the school year.

For more information on these exciting career opportunities, visit with your guidance counselor.  

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