Become an Apprentice
Don't have a college education or work experience? Don't worry. Neither are required to get started as an electician apprentice (althought having both would certainly help). IBEW 804 through the Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee of Central Ontario (JATC) provides opportunities for all our members to obtain on-the-job training combined with classroom instruction to further their careers within the Union.
The finest and most highly trained electrical workers in the country receive their training through local joint apprenticeship training committees utilizing the standardized education programs developed by the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee http://www.njatc.org for the Electrical Industry, supporting both the National Electrical Contractors Associations (NECA) and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW).
Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee of Central Ontario (JATC)
Conditions for apprentices indentured to the Joint Apprenticeship & Training Counsel (JATC) of the Electrical Contractors of Central Ontario (ECACO) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 804 can be found in the JATC Policy and Procedures.
It is a model eduction partnership which produces the best trained, most up-to-date electrical apprentices and journeymen in the country. All of the $100 million annually spent is privately funded.
One of the great benefits of beoming an electrician apprentice is that you can earn while you learn and your salary will increase as your skills develop.
Attributes that are helpful in becoming an electrician apprentice include an aptitude for math, being handy with tools, having no fear of heights or tight spaces, good reading comprehension and having the ability to learn new skills easily.
How to Become an Apprentice with Local 804
Minimum requirements for acceptance include being at least 18 years of age, being drug free and in good physical health.
Apprentice Information forms are available at reception at the Union Hall Office.
You must supply the following information with the application:
1) Proof of residence in our jurisdiction
2) High School transcript
3) Proof of completion of a Grade 12 math (see list of math courses acceptable on Page 2 of the JATC Policy and Procedures).
Information to include, if available:
4) Post Secondary school transcript(s)
5) Proof of any additonal relevant training or courses completed
6) Any specialized skills, references or other information that pertains to your qualifications
Your application will be considered by our Apprenticeship Representative and, if accepted, you will be contacted.
Our Training Director will guide you through the training requirements and opportunities available to you, as well as explaining obligations you will be required to fulfill on your end. See the JATC Policy and Procedures for more detail. These policies and procedures implemented by the JATC are designed to allow the progress of all apprentices through their apprenticeship programs to be orderly and expeditious
Apprenticeship Incentive Grants are available to help with Trade School costs.
Apprenticeship Incentive Grant
As well as Apprenticeship Completion Grants available.
Apprenticeship Completion Grant
If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact us for clarification.
IBEW Local 804
5158 Fountain Street North, Breslau, ON N0B 1M0
Toll Free: 800-265-2139