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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get an application mailed to me?

Applicants have the option to download the application from our website or request a mailed copy if needed. However, to finalize the application process, all candidates must personally submit their applications at our Portland campus within the days and hours specified in the current open announcement.

What does JATC stand for?

Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee. It is a committee made of equal number of Employer and Employee representative. Employer members represent management and Employee members represent labor.

If I already have an employer who wants to hire me, can I bypass the application process?

No, The JATC does not place individuals in the program based on intents to hire. All interested individuals must apply, and when your application gets into the top 20 names of the Ready for Employment list, then the employer can hire you.

I have a college degree, do I have to take the math placement test?

All applicants, no matter their level of education, must take the math placement test, acceptable Math placement test scores by College are indicated below. The only exception is an individual who has completed a math 60 or above class within the past twelve months of his/her application date, passing the class with a "C" or better.

Can I start apprenticeship school while I am waiting to get into the apprenticeship program?

No, classes are for registered apprentices only.

Can I challenge the first year of classes?

No, the committee guarantees the State of Oregon that you will obtain a minimum of 144 hours a year of related training for a total of 576 hours by the time you are recommended to take the state journey exam. If you skip the first year, we are not living up to our commitment.

How long does it take to complete the apprenticeship program?

The apprenticeship program takes a minimum of four years to complete. In that four years, you are required to work 8000 on the job training hours and attend four years of related training classes.

Where do I go to attend classes?

The Area 1 Inside Electrical JATC has classes at their Education and Training Center, all classes are credited through Clackamas Community College.

What is the cost of school? Who pays for it?

Tuition costs are currently $800.00 per year, in addition you will be required to purchase text books. The cost is the responsibility of the apprentice.

When can I upgrade my application with new information?

The Area 1 Inside Electrical JATC will only accept new information for applications during open application times.

How much does it cost to apply?

There is no application fee.

Affirmative Action Statement for the
Area 1 Inside Electrical JATC

The Area 1 Inside Electrical JATC complies with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Equal Employment Act of 1965, Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993, among other State and Federal Laws related to employment. Review and affirmation of JATC compliance will be held periodically.

The Area 1 Inside Electrical JATC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin/ancestry, disability, family relationship or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law. The JATC's commitment to nondiscrimination applies to curriculum activity and all aspects of operation of the Area 1 Inside Electrical JATC.