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The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 995, in partnership with the Baton Rouge Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association, proudly sponsors the Baton Rouge Area Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (BREJATC). The BREJATC provides the most comprehensive electrical journey worker and apprentice training program in the region.


The BREJATC has properly trained thousands of men and women to become highly skilled professional journey worker electricians for nearly 100 years in Louisiana. As a result, these individuals enjoy the benefits of being part of this extraordinary and exciting industry, including:


  1. Competitive wage rates

  2. Paid health insurance

  3. A lifelong career with continuing education

  4. Safer working conditions

  5. Advancement opportunities

  6. Guaranteed retirement benefits


What is apprenticeship?


The BREJATC provides the ultimate "earn while you learn" apprenticeship training program. As an apprentice, you will be assigned to one of our electrical contractors, earning a progressively increasing hourly wage (plus benefits) as you successfully gain more skills and technical knowledge in the electrical industry. For more information about our program, please read our Apprentice Policies.


This is a rigorous four year in-depth post-secondary electrical training program. Apprentices are provided on-the-job training during the day (with pay and benefits) and attend class two nights per week to learn the required electrical concepts, theories and applications necessary to develop apprentices into top performing journey workers and professional union members. In order to graduate, an apprentice must complete 8,000 hours of on-the-job training and successfully complete 900 hours of related instruction with an average of 80% or above in the first year and  75% or above in the remaining three years. Our apprentices earn two nationally recognized completion certificates and one non-credit certificate of completion through Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC).


Upon graduation, apprentices become full fledged journey workers and earn nationally recognized certifications that make them eligible to work out of any local IBEW union across the country.


The BREJATC accepts applications year-round, and starts a new class of apprentices every August. It is a competitive application process, so we encourage all applicants to take advantage of the information and resources provided here to maximize your chances of being accepted into the program.

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Subject Matters Include But Are Not Limited To:

Basic & Advanced NFPA

NEC Electrical Code


Motor Controls

Fire Alarms

Rigging, Hoisting & Signaling

Programmable Logic Contorls

Conduit Fabrication

DC/AC Theory


Test Instruments

Blueprint Reading

Electrical Safety

Grounding & Bonding

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