How to Apply

Electrical and Telecommunication Apprenticeships


Applying for Apprenticeship

We recruit people whose positive attitudes and determination to succeed would make them an excellent addition to our Electrical or Telecommunications Apprenticeship Program.

Applications for admission to the JATC are accepted once a year. While the dates will vary from year to year, the application process is usually scheduled for a few weeks in November. Those that complete an application will be scheduled for a general aptitude test sometime in January or February. Applicants that meet the minimum test score will be scheduled for an interview in the spring.

Applying for the Apprenticeship Programs involves watching a video prior to completing an application.
Applications begin promptly on the hour at the times stated.
Application process will take approximately one hour to complete.
Proof of requirements is not needed at the time of application.

The 2017 Application Period is closed.

Please check back periodically for information on the 2018 Application Period.

In order to apply, you must meet the following requirements:

1) Age – Must be 18 years of age or older.  (Those applying in 2018 must turn 18 by June 30, 2019.)

2) Education – Must have ONE of the following:

a) High School Diploma


b) G.E.D.

3) Application Fee – $50.00 Electrical Program, $50.00 Telecommunications Program; payable at time of application. Fee is non-refundable.  Payable by Credit Card or Money Order.  No Cash or Personal Checks accepted.

4) Drug test – Must be able to pass a drug test before beginning apprenticeship. The JATC has a zero tolerance policy for drug use. (Apprenticeship offers will be withdrawn upon positive drug test results.) Apprentices are drug tested throughout apprenticeship.

5) This is a web-based program – Applicants must have a valid email address. Accepted Applicants are required to have access to the internet and a computer.

6) Aptitude Test – Aptitude Test S-72R77 will be scheduled for all applicants.  Applicants for the Electrical Apprenticeship must score High (H) to qualify for interview. There is no minimum qualifying score for Telecommunication Applicants. Click here for Aptitude Test Description, Information and Tips

7) Other Requirements – Applicants must be legally eligible to work in the United States and live within the area covered by Local 103, IBEW.  Click here for a listing of towns in our jurisdiction

Apprenticeship Sponsor’s Equal Opportunity Pledge

The Boston Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) will not discriminate against apprenticeship applicants or apprentices based on race, color, religious creed, national origin, genetic information, military status, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity) or sexual orientation, ancestry, or because they are an individual with a disability or a person 40 years old or older.  The JATC will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under 29 CFR § 30 and the Massachusetts state plan.

 Your Right to Equal Opportunity

It is against the law for a sponsor of an apprenticeship program to discriminate against an apprenticeship applicant or apprentice based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age (40 years or older), genetic information, or disability. The sponsor must ensure equal opportunity with regard to all terms, conditions, and privileges associated with apprenticeship. The JATC has designed the following person to oversee Equal Opportunity efforts:

Richard L. Antonellis, Jr.
Phone: 617-436-3710 x 5

Right to File Complaint with the State Registration Agency

If you think that you have been subjected to discrimination, you may file a complaint within 300 days from the date of the alleged discrimination or failure to follow the equal opportunity standards with: ATTN: EO Officer; Commonwealth of Massachusetts – Division of Apprentice Standards, 19 Staniford Street, Boston, MA 02114.

Each complaint filed must be made in writing and include the following information:

  1. Complainant’s name, address and telephone number, or other means for contacting the complainant;
  2. The identity of the respondent (i.e. the name, address, and telephone number of the individual or entity that the complainant alleges is responsible for the discrimination);
  3. A short description of the events that the complainant believes were discriminatory, including but not limited to when the events took place, what occurred, and why the complainant believes the actions were discriminatory (for example, because of his/her race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age (40 or older), genetic information, or disability);
  4. The complainant’s signature or the signature of the complainant’s authorized representative.