Thank you for your interest in becoming an electrician!

The electrical training ALLIANCE (previously called NJATC) was created over 70 years ago as a joint training program between the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) aimed at training the best electrical workers the industry has to offer. Today, the electrical training ALLIANCE has developed into the largest apprenticeship and training program of its kind, having trained over 350,000 apprentices to journeyman status through local affiliate programs.

Our training programs are “earn while you learn” programs. Apprentices are assigned to work for our affiliated contractors, earning a livable wage and benefits. At the same time, they participate in 3 to 5 year training programs, depending upon the classification of electrician. Some apprenticeships utilize night school, while others utilize short periods of day school.

If this appeals to you, please use the links below. The Electrical Training Alliance website shares a wealth of information about our programs. After reviewing this information, find the training center where you want to apply and contact them. Many of these training centers (JATC) have websites where you can start the application process online, other JATCs require application in person.

The link below will direct you to the electrical training center near you.

Please know that during the COVID-19 pandemic, many of our training centers have limited hours and resources.

To review the list of requirements to enter our apprenticeship, please use this link:

The Apprenticeship Training link explains the four different types of electrician apprenticeships. The requirements to apply are also explained. Please note, the requirement for a high school education can be met with a GED, and the requirement for high school algebra can be met by taking our online tech math course.

After all application requirements are met, you will be required to take an aptitude test. Following is a link that will give you an idea of what is included in the aptitude test:

Once you have completed all the requirements to apply, you will be scheduled for an interview. The interview committee selects the best applicants until each class is full.

Good luck on your application!