NJATCNational Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee
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The IBEW, NECA and the NJATC are proud to work with a company like 3M, a leader in quality manufacturing who works closely with our organizations to develop and maintain a skilled workforce," said Michael Callanan, NJATC executive director.
Organizations like NJATC are essential to maintaining the skilled workforce necessary to maintain and advance our electrical infrastructure," said Paul Steece, 3M Electrical Markets Division vice president and general manager.
About the NJATC The NJATC is a nonprofit organization founded in 1941 by the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW).
All NJATC apprenticeships are registered with the American Council on Education (ACE), which reviews and recommends awarding college semester credit hours for the completion of rigorous apprenticeship courses.
With the growing demand for skilled electrical professionals who can deal with the complex wiring environments of today's world, NECA and IBEW are committed to providing the best trained, best educated workforce possible," says NJATC Executive Director A.
The NJATC developed uniform standards that are adopted and used nationwide to select and train literally thousands of qualified men and women as Residential Wireman, Journeyman Lineman, Journeyman Tree Trimmer, Journeyman Inside Wireman, and Telecommunication VDV Installer-Technicians.
For most students and guidance counselors, the NJATC apprenticeship program is a real eye-opener.
NJATC apprentices typically earn between $80,000 and $150,000 over their full training period.
The NJATC offers four different apprenticeship programs in the electrical industry, including outside lineman, inside wireman, installer/technician, and residential wireman.
The NJATC has recently begun a campaign to promote this career path to more students and those, such as high school guidance counselors and teachers, who may advise them on career issues.
The NJATC program is organized by geographical areas, with participating IBEW local unions and NECA chapters now funding more than 300 local programs.
The NJATC program has also formed many alliances with colleges and universities to help electrical workers obtain academic degrees.