The JATC office is open. Please take care of business by phone or email if possible. If you need to come to the office, it is best to call ahead.
The JATC office is open 8:00am-5:00pm Monday-Tuesday-Thursday-Friday (lunch noon-1:00pm). Closed Wednesday.
We are not taking entry level applications at this time.
See the Applicant Information link to the left for more information about future application windows. Please do not call without reviewing this information.
Welcome to the West Michigan Electrical JATC Website!
The West Michigan Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee is a collaborative effort between IBEW local 275 and the West Michigan Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association.
We offer a five (5) year apprenticeship which leads to the status of Journeyman Inside Wireman. During the apprenticeship each apprentice will attend a minimum of 900 hours of classroom instruction (180 hours per year) as well as accumulate 8000 hours of on-the-job experience and training.
We also offer a 4 year Construction Wireman (CW) program which is competency based. Most people will begin their apprenticeship in this program as selection is done throughout the year as demand for manpower requires. Those in the CW program may then request a transfer to the AIW program the next June. Those staying in the CW program will complete 8 competencies as they advance. Completion of this program leads to Construction Electrician status.
Most newly selected applicants will spend at least 1000 hours of on-the-job training in the CW program to get exposed to the trade, then have the chance to transfer to the AIW program. Those that qualify for Direct Interview may enter the AIW program immediately.
Both the Journeyman Inside Wireman and the Construction Electrician programs are registered with the United States Dept. of Labor. It is also possible to transfer between programs for those that qualify.
We also provide continuing education for our journeyman, such as Electrical Vehicle Infrastructure, Instrumentation, 1st Aid/CPR, and many more.
Inside Wireman job description
US Dept. of Labor Career Info-Electrician
It is the
sincere desire of the WMEJATC to present an up-to-date and superior program of training for all apprentices enrolled in our programs. The Committee functions with the knowledge that apprentices
who are being trained today are to become the journeyman of tomorrow.
The employers particpating with the WMEJATC are Equal Opportunity Employers and do not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, national origin, sex, veteran status, disability or age in accordance with State or Federal laws.