Electrical Apprenticeship Program

Backed by the Maryland Chapter, National Electrical Contractors Association and IBEW Local 24, our five-year electrical apprenticeship program offers an in-depth introduction to the wireman trade, taking students from craftsmanship through apprenticeship.

Each participant will receive on-site job training and classroom coursework to help them build a successful career. Apprentices will have the opportunity to work on-site with a NECA contractor, giving them the opportunity to learn first-hand. The on-site work will be supplemented by coursework developed using the Electrical Training Alliance curriculum.

Want to know more? Watch our video to get a look into a day in the life of an IBEW apprentice.


Elegibility Requirements

To be eligible for the apprenticeship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Possess a valid drivers license
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Receive a 4 or higher on the NJATC Electrical Trades Aptitude Test developed and validated by the American Institutes of Research
  • Discharged military personnel must provide their DD-214 forms

Benefits of a Union Apprenticeship

The Baltimore JATC is proud to offer IBEW local apprentices classroom coursework and hands-on training to develop the skills needed to become a successful wireman. The training curriculum is based on materials created by the IBEW Electrical Training Alliance to ensure they receive the most accurate, up-to-date training available.

Free Tuition

Competitive Pay

Family Healthcare


Continuing Ed.

Competitive Pay

Starting wage while in the program is $20.70/hour. Current Journeyman’s rate is $46/hr.

Retirement Benefits

Pension and Annuity

Family Healthcare

Family healthcare coverage, including optical, dental, and prescription benefits beginning your third year of the program.

Continuing Education Courses

After your apprenticeship is complete, you can advance your career through continuing education courses.

Become a union electrical apprentice

Applications are open year-round! All requirements must be met prior to applying for the program.

Electrical Apprentice Required Equipment

The following tools must be in your possession upon starting your on-the-job training assignment. Tools may be purchased at a store of your choice. Prices vary depending on quality. American made tools are encouraged.

  • Knife
  • Pencil
  • Six Foot Ruler or Tape Measure
  • Pliers
  • Cutting Pliers
  • Channel Locks
  • Screw Drivers
  • Hammers
  • Small roto-splitter
  • Magnetic Bit Holder
  • Tap Handle–to 1/4″
  • Allen Wrenches
  • Hacksaw Frame
  • Wire Stripper
  • Level—Small
  • Plumb Bob
  • Square
  • Tester up to 600 volts
  • Adjustable Wrench up to 10″
  • Center Punch
  • Toolbox or Tool Punch

Reduced I.B.E.W. 24 Apprentice Kit

PCS/Colony offers a Made to Order kit of Milwaukee Tools at reduced cost for JATC Apprentices