Telecommunications

The Utah Electrical JATC's Telecommunication Installer/Technician apprenticeship program is part of a nationally recognized program developed by the Electrical Training Alliance, formerly known as the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee. For more information regarding the Electrical Training Alliance, go to the following link,  http://www.electricaltrainingalliance.org

Our apprenticeship program is registered with the Department of Labor Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training. Graduates of our program receive recognition from the Department of Labor as well as the Electrical Training Alliance. They are recognized across the United States as highly skilled and qualified craftsman.

The Telecommunication Installer/Technician apprenticeship consists of 4,800 hours of on the job training and three years of related classroom instruction.

The apprentice starts the program at 60% of the current Technician rate of pay, which is based on the current agreement between NECA and the IBEW Local Union # 354. The following table shows the periods of apprenticeship.

 
Period % of Technician Elapsed Time OJT Hours and School
1 60% N/A 800 hours
2 66% N/A 800 hours & completion of lst year of school
3 72% 6 Months 800 hours
4 78% 6 Months 800 hours & completion of 2nd year of school
5 84% 6 Months 800 hours
6 90% 6 Months 800 hours & completion of 3rd year of school

 

In addition to wages the apprentice is covered by an extensive fringe benefit package that includes health coverage for the apprentice and all of their dependents, an annuity plan, three different retirement plans, and life insurance.

 

Upon completion of the related schooling and 4,800 hours of OJT the apprentice will be advanced to the status of Technician with all the pay and fringe benefits currently in effect.

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