© 2019 by Baton Rouge Area Electrical JATC - 13456 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge, LA 70817 - All Rights Reserved

 

The JATC does not, and will not, discriminate against an apprentice or applicant, or any other participant in JATC programs and services, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin,
sex, (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, age (40 or older), genetic information, or disability with regard to any aspect of its apprenticeship programs, including but not limited to recruitment, outreach, and selection procedures; grading, assessment, and advancement; on-the-job opportunities and assignments; rates of pay; imposition of penalties or other disciplinary action and termination; and any other benefit, term, condition, or privilege associated with apprenticeship.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Applications for our electrical apprenticeship program are accepted online at anytime. If you have questions, please call us at 225-752-4861 during office hours, which is 8am - 4:00pm. Once you begin an online application, you will have 90 days to complete it. 

 

The following documents are required in order to accept and process your application. No exceptions.

  • Birth certificate to prove you are 18 years old or older;

  • High school diploma or GED certificate;

  • Entire High school transcript that shows full credit in Alegbra 1 with a final grade of C and above;

  • Social security card;

  • Valid Louisiana drivers license;

  • DD-214 (for military veterans).

 

Note: If you do not already have a TWIC card (Transportation Worker Identification Credential Card), it is highly recommended that applicants take the steps necessary to obtain one immediately. Many of our apprentices are assigned to industrial contractors who require them, and it can take several weeks - sometimes months - to be approved and receive your TWIC card. While we don't require that you have one to qualify for our program, you will certainly want one in order to maximize the number of on-the-job apprenticeship opportunities available to you once you are accepted. More information about obtaining a TWIC card will be available during New Apprentice Orientation, but serious applicants are encouraged to take the initiative to obtain one sooner rather than later.

Download our TWIC informational flyer

Aptitude Testing

We have updated our aptitude test policy. We will no longer be testing applicants before their interview. Only those who are accepted into the program will be scheduled for an aptitude test during the summer or beginning of the school year. Scores are only used to determine who may need help or extra support with class assignments.

We recommend that our applicants utilize ElectricPrep, a website that provides voluntary online courses specifically crafted for individuals who want to practice their math and reading comprehension skills before taking the aptitude test. Courses offered include a mathematics refresher, reading comprehension and an introduction to the electrical industry. However, there is a fee involved (which we do not see a penny of it). If you can't afford these prep courses, we recommend that individuals prepare themselves for the math portion of the aptitude test by utilizing Khan Academy's free math course for Algebra 1.

 

ElectricPrep will also prepare you for the apprenticeship oral interview, which is the most important component of the application process. Most interviews take 10 - 20 minutes. It gives our training committee an opportunity to evaluate your ability to communicate clearly and answer questions thoughtfully, assess your capabilities in communication and find out how you have handled situations in the past that are relevant to occupational success.

IS THIS THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR YOU?

Question: What type of applicants can succeed in the apprenticeship program?

 

Answer: This is a rigorous program for those that are driven and determined to better their lives through hard work. Those who complete the program will have a well paying, lifelong career. The ideal characteristics and traits that an applicant should possess include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

  • Mature and responsible

  • Is at least 18 years old

  • Is seeking a lifelong career as a union electrician

  • Has a reliable automobile

  • Gets along well with others

  • Works well in a team environment

  • Is hardworking and willing to learn

  • Follows directions

  • Has a positive attitude and is helpful to others

  • Drug-free

 

For more information, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions section.