The jobs are at various constrution projects. IBEW Local 915 covers a fairly large juridiction, so you will need good transportation to reach the job assignments during your apprenticeship training.
The Tampa Area Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC), is a partnership between the Florida West Coast Chapter
of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local Union 915
It is the JATC’s responsibility to recruit and train Apprentices to meet the ever-growing needs of the Electrical Industry. In addition to training Apprentices in the necessary skills required to be an Electrician, the JATC also provides an extended education program of skills update and improvement courses to Local 915 members.
Who wires the industrial plants and factories, the warehouses, the office buildings, the shopping centers small and large…and who’s called when something goes wrong with the electrical system in such facilities? Generally, the call goes to our contractors.
And to get the work done, they need highly skilled journeymen wiremen (electricians).
That’s why the industry created a five-year apprenticeship program-involving in-depth knowledge of all types of electrical work. Journeymen are in short supply, with the number reducing as workmen trained 20 to 30 years ago retire. Our industry has devoted hundreds of millions of dollars and resources to gear up and train more and more of these highly skilled electricians…the backbone of the electrical construction industry. As part of that structure, your career would involve interesting, ever-changing work, with opportunities galore.