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New York State Department of Labor

Electricians Recruit Apprentices

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Watertown, NY (April 26, 2019) -

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Electricians, Local Union #910, will conduct a recruitment from May 6, 2019 through April 6, 2020 for 12 electrician apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today.

Applications can be obtained online at http://ibew910.org/ejatc/. Applications can also be obtained and completed in person at Local Union #910, 25001 Water Street, Watertown, NY, or at 28 New York Road, Plattsburgh, NY, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., on the first Monday of each month, excluding legal holidays, during the recruitment period. If a legal holiday falls on the first Monday of the month, applications will be accepted on the second Monday. Applicants must bring a current resume at the time of application. All applications must be submitted no later than April 6, 2020.

Applicants must have a high school diploma, a high school equivalency diploma (such as TASC or GED). Applicants must have successfully completed two full years of high school math, one of which must be algebra. Upon acceptance into the program, a transcript will need to be mailed directly from the school to Local Union #910 (no hand delivered documents will be accepted).

Applicants who can verify any of the following trade-related experience will not need the proof of education noted above:

  • A minimum of 8,000 hours specifically in the electrical construction trade.
  • A minimum of 4,500 hours as a residential wireman under an IBEW/NECA Local collective bargaining agreement.
  • A minimum of three years of related instruction and 4,500 hours of on-the-job training as an indentured apprentice in a NYS Registered electrical construction apprenticeship program not sponsored by IBEW/NECA.

The Committee also requires that applicants:

  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Must pass a physical exam, including a drug screening, at the expense of the sponsor, after selection and prior to indenture.
  • Must attest in writing that they are physically able to perform the work of an electrician, which may include:
    • Climbing and working from ladders, scaffolds, poles, or towers of various heights.
    • Crawling and working in confined spaces.
  • Must be able to read and understand English.
  • Must be able to hear and understand verbal instructions and warnings.
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from various work sites and related instruction classes.
  • Must pass the electrical trade‚Äôs aptitude test. Must bring a picture ID for admission to the aptitude test. A $20.00 testing fee will be required. Please note, you may request that this fee be waived. Fee waivers will be approved upon showing verifiable proof of financial need.
  • Must be a United State citizen or legally able to work in the United States.
  • Must provide DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, if applicable, after selection and prior to indenture.

For further information, applicants should contact Electricians JAC of Watertown Local # 910 at (315) 782-1675. Additional job search assistance can be obtained at your local New York State Department of Labor Career Center.

Apprentice programs registered with the Department of Labor must meet standards established by the Commissioner. Under state law, sponsors of programs cannot discriminate against applicants because of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, or marital status. Women and minorities are encouraged to submit applications for apprenticeship programs. Sponsors of programs are required to adopt affirmative action plans for the recruitment of women and minorities.


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