Idaho Electrical Apprenticeships
"The IBEW and NECA Electricians Apprenticeship Training Program for Idaho"

What is a Union Electrician Apprentice
A worker, under an indenture agreement, who learns a trade by working on the job with journeyman supervision and classroom instruction. The apprenticeship is to include not less than 8,000 hours of reasonably continuous work, plus classroom instruction to cover 900 hours of related training.

We Want You!
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers L.U. 449 (IBEW) and the Idaho Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) invites you to check out the opportunities available to you through a "Union Electricians Apprenticeship Program". Applications will be available to applicants at the JATC Offices listed in this brochure, from 8 am until 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. A request for an application can be requested by mail, by filling out the enclosed questionnaire and returning it to the JATC office in your area.

What are the Wages & Benefits?
Apprentices are provided with good wages and benefits, which include:
 - Health Insurance
 - Pension and Retirement Plans
 - Multi-Employer Labor Pool
 - No Tuition for Related Training
 - Guaranteed Constant Wage Rates

Sample Wages and Benefits Based on Estimated Journeyman Rate of $27.20 Hour
% of
Journeyman Rate
OJT Hours
Union Benefits
1st Term
0-1000$13.60 hr$6.00 hr$19.60 hr
2nd Term
1000-2000$14.96 hr$6.00 hr$20.96 hr
3rd Term
2000-3500$16.32 hr$8.85 hr$25.17 hr
4th Term
3500-5000$17.68 hr$9.09 hr$26.77 hr
5th Term
5000-6500$19.04 hr$9.33 hr$28.37 hr
6th Term
6500-8000$21.76 hr$10.04 hr$31.80 hr

What are My Expenses?
There are a few costs that you should consider, such as:
 - Tools
 - Books
 - Transportation
 - Special Clothing for Harsh Environments
 - Dues & Working Assessments

Step 1 - How Do I Qualify
Applicants must show proof of the following:
 - Be at least 18 years of age
 - AND must be a high school graduate or have received a GED
 - AND must have completed one full credit of high school algebra with passing grades, or one post high school algebra credit with passing grades (Positive documentation is required by official transcript showing courses and grades from High School and/or College)
 - AND possess a valid Driver's License
 - AND have completed an application with the above documentation attached before the cutoff date

Individuals that have one of the following documented, do not need to meet the requirements of High School Graduation/GED or Algebra:
1. A minimum of 2,000 - 3,999 hours of electrical construction work experience recognized by the State of Idaho Electrical Division (Copy Required)
2. A minimum of 4,000 hours or more of electrical construction work experience recognized by the State of Idaho Electrical Division (Copy Required)

Step 2 - Applications
You may request an application by completing the form at the end of this page. After completing the form press submit to request the application. Upon receipt of the form, an application will be mailed to you. Applications can be obtained from the JATC Office, weekdays, from 8 am until 4:30 pm. You may submit with your application the required documentation listed above, a resume, letters of recommendation, and/or a DD214 showing any related military training.

All applications and required documentation must be completed and returned to the JATC Office to be considered for this current application period.

The deadline for application is as follows:
1st Quarter Selection: February 28
2nd Quarter Selection: May 31
3rd Quarter Selection: August 30
4th Quarter Selection: November 30

Step 3 - Aptitude Test
Qualified applicants will be notified of the Aptitude Test Date, Time and Location. All applications must be completed and returned with required documentation to qualify for the next Aptitude Test.

You must bring a valid Driver's License with you to the Aptitude Test for Identification purposes.

Step 4 - Oral Interview
Applicants who qualify for an oral interview will be notified of the interview date and time. Applicants will be interviewed by a committee representing both NECA and IBEW. The committee will consider such attributes as
 - Education
 - Ability/Skills
 - Work Experience
 - Reliability
 - Interest
 - Attitude
 - Judgment
 - Co-Operation

Step 5 - Ranking & Indenturing
Based on the interview, applicants will receive an overall ranking score. Applicants will then be ranked on a list according to this final score. As new positions become available in the apprenticeship program, names will be taken off the list in the order that the names appear.

Applicants names will remain on this list for up to 2 years. If you have not been selected within the 2 year period you may reapply at the end of the 2 year period. However, you may request to re-interview AFTER 90 days if you have gained at least 450 hours of documented work experience, or sucessfully completed two or more post-secondary, industry related classes.

Prior to being indentured, applicants selected from the pool of interviewed applicants must be at least 18 years of age, possess a valid Driver's License, and will be required to pass a drug test before an indenture agreement can be signed.

If accepted into the program you may request credit for previous work experience you obtained. Proper documentation will be required. The Committee's decision will be final.

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 - except the appilcant must be at least 18 years of age to apply and 18 years of age at the time of indenture. The JATC does not, and will not, discriminate against a qualified individual with a disability becuase of the disability of such individual. The sponsor will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under applicable law and lawful regulations issued thereunder.
Apprenticeship Application Request Form
To receive more information, contact us at:
Eastern Idaho Electrical JATC
8450 South 5th Avenue
Pocatello, ID 83204
(208) 232-4300

We require a NON REFUNDABLE application fee of $25.00. We only accept payment in the form of check or money order.