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Sacramento Area and Redding Area Apprenticeships

Applications are taken in person at the Sacramento Area Electrical Training Center
on Wednesdays between the hours of 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM.

Notice of Apprenticeship Opportunity

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inside wireman (electrician) apprentice

Applications for the Sacramento Area Electrical Apprenticeship can be completed in person at the Sacramento Area Electrical Training Center on Wednesdays between the hours of 8 - 11 a.m. and 1 - 4 p.m. or online at

Electricians perform many tasks such as dig/work in trenches; carry materials/tools; use hand/power tools; move heavy electrical equipment; lift/position/fasten/ electrical equipment; work at various heights from ladders, scaffolds, suspension systems; crawl under floors and work in attics; work indoors or out sometimes in extremes of hot or cold, wet or dry weather; and install/troubleshoot/repair motors, transformers, electrical fixtures, and conduit.

To apply:

  1. Complete an application form,

  2. Be at least 18 years old or older,

  3. Provide two (2) forms of identification: A valid driver’s license or state identification card and one (1) of the following: Social Security card, birth certificate, or current U.S. Passport.

  4. Provide a copy of high school diploma, college degree, or GED certificate

  5. Provide an official transcript with the school’s seal showing:

    • completion of 1 year of high school algebra or 1 semester of college algebra with a grade of C or better, or

    • GED passing scores.

Other methods to qualify:

  1. Apply as above (steps 1, 2, & 3 only) and document work of a minimum of two-thousand (2000) hours specifically in the electrical construction industry. You may download the documentation worksheet from our website. 2000 + Hour Summary Worksheet

  2. Military veterans: Apply as above (steps 1, 2, & 3 only) and provide a DD-214 with a date of separation within the last 5 years. You can upload the DD214 directly to your online application.

After application:

  1. Aptitude Test: Applicants will be notified of a date to take the NJATC Aptitude Test. There is a test fee of $25. The Test takes approximately 2½ hours to complete and consists of Algebra, Technical Mathematics, and Reading Comprehension. Applicants will be notified of their test results. An applicant who does not pass the test may apply to re-test after 6 months have elapsed.

  1. Oral Interview: Applicants who pass the Aptitude Test will be scheduled for an in-person interview. Each applicant will be scored individually based upon their application, test result, and interview. The overall score will determine each applicant’s ranking in the pool of qualified candidates.

  1. Selection: Applicants will be selected in order of their ranking. Prior to being indentured, each applicant will be required to provide satisfactory results of a physical examination and a drug test provided by the JATC.

The recruitment, selection, employment and training of apprentices is conducted without discrimination of race, color, religion, national origin, sex or age—except the applicant must meet the minimum age requirement. The JATC does not discriminate against a qualified individual with a disability because of the disability of such individual. The JATC takes affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and operates the program as required under applicable law and regulations.

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