Electricians union recruiting apprentices in North Country; applications available first Monday of each month
Monday, January 9, 2012 - 9:20 am

The electricians union is recruiting apprentices in the North Country.

The Electricians Joint Apprenticeship Committee of Watertown, Local Union # 910, will conduct recruiting from today through Dec. 3, 2012 for 10 electrician apprentices.

Applications can be obtained in person only at the Local Union #910, 25001 Water Street, Watertown, or 28 New York Road, Plattsburgh, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on the first Monday of each month, excluding legal holidays. People must apply in person with a picture I.D. and up-to-date resume.

There is a $20 test fee. The applicants may request that this fee be waived based on financial need.

Applicants must:

• be at least 18 years of age prior to being indentured

• be at least a high school graduate, or have a general equivalency diploma (GED), or have a two-year associate’s degree or higher. Upon acceptance, apprentices will be required to show evidence of successful completion of two full years of high school math of which one is high school algebra or a post high school algebra course; except individuals who can show that they have worked a minimum of 8,000 hours specifically in the electrical construction trade do not need to meet the requirements of the above items; individuals who have worked a minimum of 4,500 hours as a residential wireman under an IBEW/NECA local collective bargaining agreement (proper documentation required) do not need to meet the education requirements; individuals who have completed at least three years of related instruction and 4,500 hours of on the job training as indentured apprentices in a properly registered electrical construction apprenticeship program not sponsored by IBEW/NECA (proper documentation required) do not need to meet the requirements of the above items.

• must provide an official transcript for high school, post high school education, GED records and any related training – upon acceptance.

• must submit a DD-214 to verify military training or experience if the applicant is a veteran and wishes to receive consideration for such training experience – upon acceptance.

• must qualify for an interview using the electrical trade's aptitude test developed and validated by the American Institutes for Research, as administered by the JATC's test administrator.

• must have means of transportation to and from job sites and related instruction classes, and must be able to travel to various job sites within the geographical area that this apprentice program covers, Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence, Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties.

• must be a citizen of the U.S. or legally eligible to work in the U.S.

• must take a physical examination and drug test, required and paid for by the JATC – for all applicants selected from the pool of interview applicants and prior to being indentured.

• must be able to read and understand English and be able to hear and understand verbal instructions and warnings given in English.

For further information, applicants should contact their nearest New York State Department of Labor office or may contact Local Union # 910 at 782-1675.

Apprentice programs registered with the Department of Labor must meet standards established by the commissioner. Under state law, sponsors of programs cannot discriminate against applicants because of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, disability or marital status. Women and minorities are encouraged to submit applications for apprenticeship programs. Sponsors of programs are required to adopt affirmative action plans for the recruitment of women and minorities.