International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

Apprenticeships

The following Apprenticeships are offered within IBEW Local 351

 

Journeyman Wireman

APPLICATIONS: The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee of IBEW Local 351 accept applications for first year Electrical Apprentices every Wednesday from 10:00am- 2:00pm and once a year after being advertised online and in print. Applications must be completed, in person, at Local 351 JATC, 1125 Black Horse Pike, Hammonton, NJ 08037. Call 609-561-8515 for more information.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED: All applicants shall be a minimum of 19 years of age and have a valid drivers license. Applicants must complete application form (available at the local 351 JATC office there is a $20.00 application fee). Applicants must provide a Copy of their Birth Certificate, Official High School Diploma or G.E.D. Certificate, and proof of a passing grade in Algebra I either high school or post high school, the NJATC math course will also be accepted.  All official transcripts are to be sent directly from school to JATC OFFICE.

APTITUDE TEST: Required for all applicants. Needed to qualify for oral interview.

NONDISCRIMINATION: The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee of Local 351 IBEW, in the conduct of its apprenticeship program, admits apprentices of any race, sex, color, national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to all applicants.

DRUG TESTING: All applicants must undergo a drug test before entry; the cost of test to be borne by the JATC.

PROCESSING FEE: There will be a non-refundable $20.00 charge for processing of all applications payable at time of application.

Additional information is available at time of application. As an apprentice in this apprenticeship and training program you may be required to report for on-the job training assignments anywhere within the employment jurisdiction of the JATC, the geographic jurisdiction, by county of the JATC is as follows:

New Jersey – The counties of: Atlantic, Camden , Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Salem, and parts of Burlington.

Telecommunications

APPLICATIONS: The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee of IBEW Local 351 accept applications for first year Telecommunications Apprentices every Wednesday from 10:00am- 2:00pm and once a year after being advertised online and in print.  Applications must be completed, in person, at Local 351 JATC, 1125 Black Horse Pike, Hammonton, NJ 08037. Call 609-561-8515 for more information.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED
:  All applicants shall be a minimum of 19 years of age and have a valid drivers license. Applicants must complete application form (available at the local 351 JATC office there is a $20.00 application fee). Applicants must provide a Copy of their Birth Certificate, Official High School Diploma or G.E.D. Certificate, and proof of a passing grade in Algebra I either high school or post high school, the NJATC math course will also be accepted.  All official transcripts are to be sent directly from school to JATC OFFICE.

APTITUDE TEST: Required for all applicants. Needed to qualify for oral interview.

NONDISCRIMINATION: The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee of Local 351 IBEW, in the conduct of its apprenticeship program, admits apprentices of any race, sex, color, national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to all applicants.

DRUG TESTING: All applicants must undergo a drug test before entry; the cost of test to be borne by the JATC.

PROCESSING FEE: There will be a non-refundable $20.00 charge for processing of all applications payable at time of application.

Additional information is available at time of application. As an apprentice in this apprenticeship and training program you may be required to report for on-the job training assignments anywhere within the employment jurisdiction of the JATC, the geographic jurisdiction, by county of the JATC is as follows:

New Jersey – The counties of: Atlantic, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Salem, and parts of Burlington.

 

Lineman

The NEAT program prepares apprentices for the challenges and rewards of a career in the Outside Electrical Industry as a Journeyman Lineman member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (I.B.E.W.) – building and maintaining power line systems throughout Northeastern United States and the nation.

Apprentices learn through on-the-job training, at-home study and classroom instruction. NEAT is an Area Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee (A.J.A.T.C.) program based on National Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee (N.J.A.T.C.) curriculum and consists of:

  • 7,000 hours of study, training and examinations; and
  • Approximately 3-1/2 years of instruction and training.

Apply online at www.neat1968.org

Earn College Credit
College credit is available to graduates of the apprenticeship program, who can receive 25 semester hours of college credit through the American Council on Education that can be applied toward continued college education.

  • You must be 18 years of age or older, have a valid driver’s license, receive a qualifying score on the NJATC Aptitude Test and be physically fit.
  • Upon completion of the above qualifications you will be scheduled for a personal interview.
  • You must have at minimum a Class B CDL permit and be able to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License.
  • You must be willing to work away from home anywhere within your local union jurisdiction and occasionally beyond.
  • You must learn to climb. You will be required to furnish your own climbing tools.
  • You must be able to function as a part of a highly skilled team, dependent on each other for safety and achievement.
  • You should like the outdoors.
  • You should like working with your head and your hands; the work is sometimes hazardous and strenuous.
  • You should have “perseverance” in order to complete your training program.
  • Once in this work for a year, virtually all apprentices say they are enthusiastic about the work and would not do any other kind of work.
  • You must obtain internet access.

The NJATC, working with the American Council on Education (ACE), has submitted NJATC Apprenticeship Courses for evaluation and establishment of recommended college credit for each year of the apprenticeship program. When you register your apprenticeship training with ACE, through the NJATC, you are eligible to get a transcript which you can take to your community college or university to receive college credit. The availability and amount of credit will be dependent on the college/university you apply to, and the type of degree you are seeking.

The American Council on Education (ACE) has recently revised the application procedure for our College Credit program. Effective immediately, all applications for college credit using the NJATC/ ACE program must be submitted using the new form that appears on the page following this information sheet.
In order to apply for credit recommendations, you simply need to complete the form and submit it with your application fee to the NJATC. This is a one time cost, and will allow you to register any training you receive which has been evaluated for credit recommendations with the ACE transcript service.

You will notice that the form allows you to enroll for credit at the end of each year of your apprenticeship, or after you have completed your entire apprenticeship. The choice is yours. However, when you submit a credit request, you must enter each year of apprenticeship ( course number and completion date) you are applying for. For example, if you wait until you complete the entire "Inside Wiremen" curriculum to apply for credit, and you also completed the Tech Math course, you would apply for credit for courses: 0001, 0002, 0003, 0004, 0005 and 0015. You would enter applicable completion dates for all six entries, as well. Your total ( one time) cost for these credits would be $45.00.

If, on the other hand, you applied after you completed the Tech Math course and the First Year of the Inside curriculum, you would apply for credit for courses: 0001 and 0015. Since this would be your first application, you would also send your one time $45.00 fee with the application. The next year, after completing Second Year, you could apply for credit for course 0002. This time, when you send the form in you would NOT include any additional fees -remember, the $45.00 is only paid once per student. After an individual student account is established with ACE, you may add to it, free of charge, as you complete additional NJ ATC credit-approved courses.

Remember, credit is now available for all four of the NJATC's apprenticeship curriculums: Inside, Outside, Residential and Telecommunications Installer/Technician. Credit is also available for those who complete the NJATC Tech Math course.

It is important to point out that having the ACE recommended credits does not suggest that all credits will apply toward any and all degrees. Some colleges may be reluctant to accept the credits and all courses are not guaranteed to apply toward all college degree programs. NONETHELESS, having these ACE credits on one's resume -for a cost of only $45 -is a bargain to say the least and should be obtained by all of our graduates.

For more information, please visit www.acenet.edu

 

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