Apprenticeship opportunities available, please call Mike Sweeten at (573) 635-2145.

Thank you for your interest in the Local Union 257, IBEW Joint Apprenticeship and Training (JATC) Program. This program is jointly administered by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Local Union No. 257 and the St. Louis Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA).

Applications are accepted the first working Monday of each month at 216 Flora Drive, Jefferson City, MO.
(from 8:30 to 11:30 A.M. & 1:30 to 4:00 P.M.)
For consideration in this program, you must meet the following requirements:

•Be at least 18 years of age,
•Be a high school graduate or have a G.E.D. equivalency,
•Have completed one full year of high school algebra with a passing grade OR one post-high school algebra course with a passing grade.
•Live in one of the sixteen counties this local represents, which are:
Audrain county (except Cuivre Township), Boone, Callaway, Camden, Chariton, Cole, Crawford, Dent, Gasconade, Howard, Maries, Miller, Moniteau, Osage, Phelps, and Randolph counties,
•Be able to pass a drug test at time of job offer,
•Must posses a Valid Missouri Drivers License.
•Pay a non-refundable application fee of $35.00 (cash or check only)
•Submit a complete application as described below.

A completed application consists of:

•A completed “Application for Apprenticeship in the Electrical Trade”,
•A copy (raised seal) of your high school transcript (or G.E.D.). Note: If you are not a high school graduate you must still submit all high school transcripts along with your G.E.D. equivalency to prove the courses you’ve completed,
•A certified copy (raised seal) of your birth certificate or other suitable document to prove you are at least 18 years of age.

Required Documents

You have 30 days from the date of your Application to provide these Documents:

•Birth Certificate
•High School Transcripts (Algebra)
•Proof of GED
•Any College Transcripts
•Any Military Service Records

Failure to provide any portion of a complete application will automatically disqualify you from consideration into this apprenticeship program.

Since this is a highly competitive program, I encourage you to provide copies of any additional transcripts you may have such as vocational training or college courses, or letters of recommendation from former employers that show your educational or other work-related accomplishments. Additional information such as this helps the selection committee identify the best-qualified candidates.

If you have applied for this program before and have provided the information above earlier, please annotate this on a new application form. If we have these documents on file, it is not necessary for you to resubmit them; however, the non-refundable application fee must be paid for each application unless waived by the Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee.

If you meet the minimum requirements listed above, we will contact you to take an aptitude test to determine your ability to succeed as an electrician. These tests are given on an “as needed” basis, which may mean a wait of several weeks before you can take it. However, you will be scheduled for the test soon after receipt of your application. The test is challenging and will determine your ability to read and comprehend information, conceptualize odd shapes and forms, and perform algebraic computations. It will take up to four hours to complete, so if you make it that far in the selection process, you need to insure to report to the testing on time and well rested. This test is important.

If you successfully complete the aptitude test, you will be called in for an interview. The interview may last from 10 to 30 minutes and is our attempt to determine if you have the needed skills, ability, and motivation to be a successful professional electrician.

Please note, the process of accepting applications, reviewing candidate records, giving and processing aptitude tests, and scheduling interviews is a lengthy one. Please be patient, we will notify you if you are, or if you are not, selected for an interview.

Lastly, if you require any additional information, you may contact: Mike Sweeten, Training Director, at (573) 635-2145 or or either Mike Fanning, Chairman of Local #257 JATC at 573-635-2133 or Jill Clark, Secretary of Local #257 JATC, at the St. Louis Chapter, NECA at 314-644-3030.