The JATC is accepting applications for the following programs:

Telecommunications Installer Apprenticeship Program

Inside Wireman Apprenticeship Program

For a list of requirements for these programs, please click here.

Applications accepted the first Tuesday of the month, 8:00am - 11:30am & 1:00pm - 4:30pm

EEOC Pledge

The Southwestern Illinois Joint Apprenticeship Training Commitee (Southwestern Illinois JATC) is a joint committee comprised of both the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local Union 309.

Southwestern Illinois JATC offers three courses of study: Inside Wireman, Residential Wireman, and Telecommunications Installer/Technician.

Our apprenticeship programs offer students a tremendous opportunity unparalleled by other education and training programs - at Southwestern Illinois JATC you earn dollars as you learn.

We also offer skill enhancements to journeyman electricians. Seminars and special classes are available on a regular basis covering new technologies, new applications in electrical construction, and advances in communications.

While the Southwestern Illinois JATC does not train lineman apprentices, NECA and Local 309 represent outside Lineman. If you are interested in an outside lineman apprenticeship, please feel free to contact the American Line Builders Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (ALBAT) on thier website at: