Apprenticeship programs for electrical contractors in the Puget Sound region
The Puget Sound Electrical JATC (PSEJATC) is a non-profit organization that provides the training required to receive certifications in Inside Wireman (Construction) Electrician, Low Voltage/Sound and Communication Electrician and Residential Electrician. PSEJATC is jointly sponsored by the Puget Sound Chapter of the NECA (National Electrical Contractors Association) and IBEW local 46 (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers). It is the responsibility of PSEJATC to provide training for apprentices and journeymen in the organized electrical industry within the local 46 jurisdiction which includes King, Kitsap, Jefferson and Clallam counties.
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Washington Advanced Lighting Control Training Program is a new certification course that is being specified by engineers, property owners and utilities in the near future. Acquiring this certification will qualify contractors and electricians to bid and work on projects targeted to increase energy efficiency in commercial facilities. Advanced lighting control systems include devices such as dimmers, occupancy sensors, photo-sensors, electronic ballast, high efficiency lamps and fixtures, and communication-based control equipment.
The 50-hour course is split into five 10-hour classes. Levels 1-5 consist of both lecture and hands-on labs. In order to register and attend any of these courses, a 10-12 hour online prerequisite must be completed. Follow this link http://aboutlightingcontrols.org/Education_Express/welcome.php to access courses: EE101 Intro to Lighting Control, EE102: Switching Control (part 1), EE103: Dimming Control, EE201: Daylight Harvesting. Make sure to print your completion certificates and provide a copy to the JATC prior to registration.
For now, this class is restricted to Journeyman electricians holding a current WA state 01 license. To obtain certification, all 5 classes must be completed by passing every lab as well as a comprehensive written final exam.
If interested, please complete the prerequisite courses and contact Waneva Wilson to sign up for class firstname.lastname@example.org, 425-228-1777 ext.104.
Are you a Veteran discharged within the last seven years?
The PSEJATC in cooperation with the Puget Sound Chapter NECA and IBEW Local 46 have established a new veterans program (V.I.C.E.), Veterans in Construction Electrical. This program is designed to assist military veterans who posess an aptitude in the electrical industry to gain employment and career opportunities. Upon acceptance into the V.I.C.E. program, the veteran will follow a six-week evening schedule designed to prepare them for a career within our electrical apprenticeship program. The 5-year program consists of curriculum derived from the NJATC (National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee) which covers basic electrical theory, circuitry training, mathematics, and electrical/construction safety training. Participants will receive OSHA 30 training along with lab training in conduit bending and electrical wiring.
If you are interested in the V.I.C.E. program, please contact the Puget Sound Electrical JATC at the number above.