The NECA, IBEW, & NJATC
The finest electrical workers in the country receive their training through the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee of National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW).
It’s a model education partnership which produces the best trained, most up-to-date electrical apprentices and journeymen in the country. All of the $100 million that is spent annually is privately funded.
The NJATC was created over 58 years ago and has developed into what perhaps is the largest apprenticeship and training program of its kind. Local programs affiliated with the NJATC have trained over 300,000 apprentices to journeyman status without cost to the taxpayers. This joint program between the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) has clearly demonstrated the most cost effective way to train qualified craft workers.
Those in NJATC training programs are not a burden to the taxpayers as they are earning while they are learning. Each year, participants in the NJATC programs pay in excess of six hundred million dollars in taxes. This is truly a model program as it takes little to nothing from the taxpayers while training some of the most productive workers in the world who thereby pay tremendous dollars to the country. Skill, Knowledge and Attitude are the main focus in all of the NJATC’s training programs.
The mission of the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee is to develop and standardize training to educate the members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the National Electrical Contractors Association; insuring and providing the Electrical Construction Industry with the most highly trained and highly skilled workforce possible.
The NJATC developed uniform standards that are adopted and used nationwide to select and train literally thousands of qualified men and women. Through the NJATC, the IBEW and NECA have hundreds of local programs offering apprenticeship and training in the following areas:
- Residential Wireman
- Journeyman Lineman
- Journeyman Tree Trimmer
- Journeyman Inside Wireman
- Telecommunication VDV Installer-Technician
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers is the largest electrical union in the world. The IBEW represents workers’ rights in all areas of the electrical industry.
The National Electrical Contractors Association is the management association for electrical contractors. NECA represents thousands of employers who guarantee their installations and perform quality work on time and on budget. NECA electrical contractors satisfy their customers by doing the job right the first time.