What happens once I turn in my application?
Your information is entered into the JATC database and once you have the minimum requirements you are put on the waiting list to take the test.
Can I apply for both programs?
Yes you can apply for both programs however, if you get selected for both programs you can only choose to pursue one (1) of them.
How do I find out when I am scheduled for an aptitude test?
You will receive a letter in the mail with your test date and time.
I have hours in the field already, can I still apply?
Yes you can still apply. Here is how we handle applicants with hours. You will need to submit proof of the hours you worked with a C-10 Electrical Contractor.
If you have 4,000 or more hours and we accept your proof you would be eligible to bypass the aptitude test once you apply. Your file goes onto a waiting list for the next available interview .
What if I don't pass the aptitude test on the first try?
You will have to wait six (6) months before you can request to take the test again.
What happens once I am eligible for an interview?
Once you have turned in your application, transcripts, and passed the aptitude test now it is time for that all important interview with the Committee. Once an interview date has been selected you will be notified by mail on your interview date and time.
What does my interview score and rank mean?
Your interview score is the average score (out of 100) given to you by the Committee. That score is then entered onto our Ranking List. The Ranking List is the list that we use to pull applicants for employment. The higher your interview score the higher you’re ranking is on the Ranking List.
Example: Your score is a 94 and your rank is 5. That means that you would be the 5th person called out for employment.
Your score was 90.25 and your rank is 35. That means that you would be the 35th person called out for employment. However keep in mind that your rank can move up and down the Ranking List as people are placed for employment or as new applicants are interviewed. So a rank of 35 could turn in to a rank of 17 or 150.
What can I do to re-apply to try and increase my interview score?
In order to apply for a re-interview you must first wait 1 year from your original interview date. By then you must have completed a minimum of 1,000 hours of Electrical Construction work or two (2) or more college credited classes since your last interview. Classes must be trade related (i.e.: math, electrical, welding, etc.) also classes must be one (1) quarter in length.
Electrical Construction clarification: This means working as a material handler, working for an electrical wholesale house (i.e. Platt, CED, Graybar, North Coast, B&W, Rainier Lighting are a few places) or even working in the field adding hours to an electrical trainee card.
Contact the appropriate Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee office for more details or go to the appropriate JATC website.