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History of Puget Sound Electrical JATC

Puget Sound Electrical JATC Apprenticeship


The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) was established in 1891 and is now the world’s largest electrical union. In partnership with the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), IBEW and NECA have established apprenticeship and training programs to serve the electrical industry in the U.S. and Canada.


Apprenticeship programs are offered for Inside Wire Journey Level Electricians, Residential Journey Level Electricians, and Limited Energy/Sound and Communication Technicians. These electrical workers install, maintain, and repair electrical systems in compliance with national, state, and local electrical codes.


Puget Sound JATC programs provide opportunities to “earn while you learn,” through paid on-the-job training, along with classroom instruction. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or equivalent. Applicants must also meet Algebra/Basic Math requirements, which may vary depending on the program applied for.

Journeyworker Continuing Education

Puget Sound Electrical JATC provides classes for journey-level electrical workers to maintain their state certifications as well as to keep up with current technological advances and code changes.