The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) is the largest electrical union in the world. The IBEW represents workers’ rights in all areas of the electrical and telecommunications industries.
The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) represents union electrical contractors, who guarantee their installations, who perform quality work on time and on budget, and who take a special interest in their employees.
The IBEW and NECA teamed up to sponsor the most rigorous and respected apprenticeship training programs. Established in 1941, the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the Electrical Industry (NJATC) was created to develop uniform standards that are used nationwide to train thousands of qualified men and women for demanding and rewarding careers in the electrical and telecommunications industries. In 2014, the NJATC changed its name to become the electrical training ALLIANCE.
- True Earn While You Learn Program, while you are indentured into the Waterloo Electrical Apprenticeship your tuition is covered 100% by the “JATC Trust” with a forgivable student loan. What does this mean? You will finish the program with classification of Journeyworker free of student loan debt. Additionally, you will be required to work for a contributing employer to the “JATC Trust” for a length of time.
- Your only costs will be for your basic hand tools and your required books.
- Earn a living while learning a career while earning the industries best wages, employer paid health insurance plan, and two employer paid retirements.
- GI Bill qualified education, as an apprentice you will receive GI Bill benefits no different then if you where attending a college. The difference is you are already earning a living.
The Waterloo Electrical Apprenticeship is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.