To be considered for an apprenticeship:
Step 1 - Application
Complete the application and have your high school mail an official transcript in a sealed envelope to the JATC office.
Quad City Electrical Training Center
1700 52nd Avenue
Moline, IL 61265
Pay $30 application fee.
Step 2 - Review/Aptitude Test
Once the application is reviewed by the JATC office staff, transcripts have been received and the application fee payment has been received, you will be contacted to take the aptitude test.
- You must present a valid photo I.D. on the day of the test.
- The aptitude test consists of two parts: algebra and reading comprehension.
- It takes approximately two and a half hours to complete.
- If you need special accommodations during the testing procedure, please make arrangements with the JATC before you report for testing.
- If you do not pass the test on your first attempt, you must wait a full six (6) months before retaking the test. This applies to each subsequent retake.
Step 3 - Interview
If you pass the aptitude test, you will then interview with a committee who will give you a score. Your score will determine your rank on a list for contractors to select from.
- Your name will remain on the list for two (2) years.
- If you are not selected to begin an apprenticeship during that two-year period, and you’re still interested, you will need to reapply.
Step 4 - Work
Once a contractor selects you, you will be placed with a Journeyman Wireman to work full time. You will also be required to attend apprenticeship classes 1-2 nights a week. Classes are from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Some of the courses included are:
Electrical Theory, Print Reading, Grounding, Controls, Communication Equipment, Testing Equipment, Pipe bending, and The National Electrical Code, Job Safety, First Aid, Job Site Management, and Supervision.
- The electrical program covers the spectrum of residential, commercial, and industrial electrical installations.