There are JATCs
for more than sixteen different union construction crafts, including boilermakers, bricklayers, carpenters, ironworkers, insulators, and more, and all of the programs are run differently, though most construction trade apprenticeships run four to five years.
JATC's state-of-the-art facility is even located on the Jordan campus of Salt Lake Community College.
Among the programs offered at JATC are biotechnology, auto collision repair, engineering, veterinary science, fire science, and a number of health occupations such as dental assistant, medical assistant, nurse assistant, pharmacy technician, physical/occupational therapy and surgical technician.
Sixteen apprentices entered the Electrical JATC program in August, up from about eight last year.
The Electrical JATC, Regional Council of Carpenters and Alcoa programs all are affiliated with Ivy Tech Community College.
The building, located at 5 Hot Metal Street, houses the $4 million Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (JATC) facility.
Through a partnership between the JATC and the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC), the program also requires every student to earn an associate's degree in electrical construction technology.
Attending will be representatives from Central Electrical JATC
and C&S Electric Co.; Local 16 Sheet Metal Union; FM Sheet Metal Plumbers & Fitters Local 290; and Twin Rivers Plumbing Operators Training.