Apprenticeship is a method for training highly skilled workers through formalized on-the-job training (OJT) and related theory instruction.
The purpose of the County Apprenticeship Program is to stimulate and assist students, youth, and adults in accessing apprenticeship training programs in which workers learn the practical and theoretical aspects of a highly skilled occupation.
Apprentices and their employer-sponsor complete an apprentice agreement, which is sent to the U.S. Department of Labor and the N.J. Department of Labor and Workforce Development for registration approval. Upon successful completion of the required OJT, as specified in the approved work process, and successful completion of the related theory instruction, the apprentice will receive an Apprentice Completion Certificate from the U. S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training.
Apprenticeship programs are sponsored by joint employer and labor groups, individual employers, and/or employer associations. Individual applicants for apprenticeship programs must be at least 16 years old and meet the program qualifications. Generally, applicants must satisfy the sponsor that they have the ability, aptitude, and education to master the rudiments of the occupation and complete the related instruction required in the program.
The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) of local 269 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers will accept applications for apprenticeship from 9am to 12 noon and from 1:00pm-5:00pm on Thursdays during the first week of the month. Applications will be accepted at the Rupert Jahn Trade School, 676 Whitehead Road, Trenton, NJ 08648. ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY IN PERSON AND COMPLETE THE APPLICATION AT THAT TIME. View the JATC Apprenticeship Notice in the attachments below for more details.