Apprenticeship Overview

The Greater Boston JATC Training Program offers the following apprenticeships, both designed to shape apprentices into well-rounded electricians or technicians, expert in the complete scope of their chosen field:
  • Five-year Electrical Apprenticeship Program
  • Five-year Telecommunications Program

Over the course of the five-year Electrical Construction Program, apprentices undergo 10,000 hours of on-the-job training with experienced journeypersons, plus 1,000 hours of intensive classroom instruction with qualified instructors. Through this rigorous training, Electrical Construction apprentices leave the program knowledgeable in the full scope of their field. In the five-year Telecommunications Program, apprentices complete over 1,000 hours of classroom instruction and 10,000 hours of on-the-job training before graduating as fully-qualified and certified technicians/installers.

How the apprenticeship program works

As an apprentice electrician or technician enrolled in the Greater Boston JATC Training Program, you work during the day on actual job sites where experienced journeypersons teach you the trade. One day per week, you attend classes in the cutting-edge classrooms and state-of-the-art laboratories of the Greater Boston JATC Training Center. This apprenticeship system enables you to receive full-time pay while gaining the experience and skills necessary to succeed as an electrician or technician.

Benefits of becoming an apprentice in the Greater Boston JATC

The Greater Boston JATC Apprenticeship Program offers a full range of benefits, from the financial to the personal:

  • Unlimited advancement opportunities
  • Membership in a community that takes pride in its work and supports its members
  • The opportunity to work alongside seasoned professionals
  • The chance to work on the most exciting, important projects in Boston
  • Work that challenges mind and body
  • Respect and recognition
  • Healthy, cooperative workplace
  • State-of-the-art, paid training
  • Fair treatment and safe working conditions
  • Job security
  • Great benefits such as comprehensive health insurance and pension plans
  • Excellent wages

Apprentice Tool Lists

The ability to use and manipulate the following tools, or other similar tools which may be required to perform electrical work is necessary for the apprenticeship program:

Telecomm Tool List

Electrical Tool List