Do You Qualify?

All applicants must meet the following general requirements (unless he or she has a minimum of two thousand [2000] hours of documented electrical construction work experience (W2's) or has documented military experience as a construction electrician), in order to qualify for oral interview.

General Requirements for Applicants

  • Must be 18 years old.
  • Must have a high school diploma or a GED.
  • Must have a passing grade in high school Algebra I or post high school equivalent.
  • Must be a resident of Beaver, Lawrence, Mercer, or Crawford County.
  • Must have a valid PA driver's license.
  • Must have reliable transportation.

*High School seniors (only) may apply while still in school. Final acceptance will be determined on their ability to produce a high school diploma prior to starting our program. Seniors must also be 18 years old by September 1 in order to qualify.

How do I apply?

The Western Central Pennsylvania Electricians' JATC accepts ONLINE APPLICATIONS at this time.


The applicaton process is now closed (ending March 31, 2022), and will resume again for the 2023-2024 school year later this year. Check back for details.

We do not discriminate

The recruitment, selection, employment and training of apprentices shall be in accordance with written Affirmative Action Plan and Selection Procedure approved by the Registration Agency of the Western Central Pennsylvania Electricians' JATC.

All applicants are accepted without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, or sex.

Other Requirements

All applicants must take an aptitude test providing they meet the minimum requirements.

Upon acceptance into the apprentice program, a physical examination, which includes drug screening, is required at the JATC's expense. Drug testing is mandatory throughout the apprenticeship. The physical examinaton and drug. screening are paid for by the JATC

By accepting the offer of apprenticeship, you commit to participate in classroom-related training as well as on-the-job training.

All apprentices selected will be required to have a computer and internet access.

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The Western Central Pennsylvania Electricians Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee will not discriminate against apprenticeship applicants or apprentices based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, genetic information, or because they are an individual with a disability or a person 40 years old or older. The Western Central Pennsylvania Electricians Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 30.