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Frequently Asked Questions

IBEW 1253

I'm a journeyman or master electrician. How do I join the union?

Submit an application for membership here and reach out to the IBEW 1253 Business Manager, Nick Paquet. Nick@ibew1253.org

Augusta Electrical Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (JATC)

What is an apprenticeship?

The apprentice learns the skills of the trade through on-the-job training working alongside an experienced journeyman who passes on the skills they have learned over the years. In addition to the on-the-job training, the apprentice receives related classroom instruction that produces competency and pride that leads to becoming a true craftsman. 

Another true advantage to apprenticeship is you earn while you learn. Apprentices start earning a livable wage as soon as they start working. They receive pay advancements throughout their apprenticeship based on performance.

Do I need any experience to be accepted to the apprenticeship program?

No experience is needed! If you do have experience, please share that with us. When applicable, prior experience can affect which class you are placed in.

I'm interested in an apprenticeship. Where do I start?

1. Create an account on TradeSchool. Once your account has been approved, submit an application there.

2. A member from the JATC will  contact you to schedule a time to complete the aptitude exams.

3. If you pass the aptitude exams, we will reach out to schedule a time for an interview with the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee.

4. After the JATC has made a decision, they will contact you by email or phone if you are accepted for the apprenticeship program.