LA CROSSE AREA ELECTRICAL (CONSTRUCTION)
JOINT APPRENTICESHIP COMMITTEE
NOTICE OF APPRENTICESHIP OPPORTUNITY
Applications for the Electrical (Construction) Apprenticeship Program are accepted year-round, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each workday. All applications must be completed and all listed information must be received by January 23rd, 2024, to qualify for an interview. Applications are available online or in person at:
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
Local Union 14
3460 Losey Blvd South
La Crosse, WI 54601
TO COMPLETE THE APPLICATION FORM APPLICANTS MAY APPEAR IN PERSON OR CLICK THE ONLINE APPLICATION LINK BELOW.
All applications will be received and considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
BASIC MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO QUALIFY FOR AN INTERVIEW:
- AGE: Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age before the Time of Assignment for an Apprenticeship and Furnish Proof of Age. (To Qualify: Copy of Birth Certificate or Valid Drivers License Required)
- EDUCATION: Must be a High School Graduate or have attained a General Equivalency Diploma before the Time of Assignment for an Apprenticeship. (To Qualify: Copy of Transcripts and Certificate Required)
- MINIMUM MATH: Must have completed one (1) full year of high school Algebra with a passing grade of “C”, or one (1) post high school Algebra course with a passing grade of “C”.
- APTITUDE TEST: Must attain established norms on the NJATC Apprentice Selection Test Battery. (Developed and validated by the American Institutes for Research.) Arrangements for testing are made by the Committee.
- PHYSICAL ABILITY: Must present or sign a statement that he or she is physically able to perform electrical construction work. Applicants who reach employable status must successfully pass a drug screen test before placement in the field.
- TRANSCRIPTS: Must provide official high school transcript(s) and (if minimum math requirements listed elsewhere) post-high school transcripts showing courses and grades attained. Transcript must indicate Algebra or list classes that are equivalent to one full year of high school Algebra. You must provide a letter from the school confirming the class is an equivalent to the minimum math requirement.
- LICENSE: Must have the ability to get to school and work on a timely and consistent basis, anywhere within the committee’s jurisdiction.
All documentation MUST BE RECEIVED by August 22nd, 2023
Applicants are required to notify the Application Site of any changes in Address.
The following may be submitted as additional evidence of qualifications and will be considered, but are not required:
Additional Transcripts beyond High School
Certificates of any additional training
Letters of recommendation or resumes
Each Applicant who meets all basic requirements will be interviewed by an Interview Committee. The interviewers will consider: reliability, interest, attitude, judgment, cooperativeness, as well as other personal traits. Applicants will be selected for the available apprentice vacancies in the order of ranking resulting from rating of interviews.
It is the intent of this Committee, in perpetuation of the basic skills required in the construction industry, to comply with all Federal and State Standards required in the selection and placement of apprentice applicants. The recruitment, selection, employment, and training of apprentices during their apprenticeship, shall be without discrimination because of age, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, creed, handicap, marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, arrest record, conviction record, or membership in the military forces of the United States or this State. The sponsor will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 30, and all other applicable state laws.
TITLE: Electrical (Construction) Apprenticeship Program
TERM: Five (5) Years
On-The-Job Training – Minimum 8000 Hours
Paid Related Instruction – Minimum 700 hours attending Paid Related Instruction. Classes are attended one full day (eight hours) every week for the first two semesters, and one full day (eight hours) every two weeks (2) for the remaining six semesters during the school year.
Unpaid Related Instruction – Apprentices are required to attend a certain number of hours of related class instruction as designated by the Committee, on their own time. This is usually accomplished in a night school setting.
The Electrical (Construction) Apprenticeship Program is divided into Six (6) Pay Periods. The wage at each level is a designated percentage of the Journeyworker’s Base Wage Rate. Advancement to each subsequent level is determined by successful completion of hours and training acquired.
Upon completion of the Eau Claire Area Electrical (Construction) Apprenticeship Program, apprentices are advanced to Journeyworker status.
All of La Crosse, Monroe, Vernon, Crawford, Richland, and Grant Counties, and southern portions of Buffalo, Trempealeau, and Jackson Counties.
Instructions and Information
This document was prepared to give you insight into the process and in no way implies any guarantees of selection or assignment to the apprenticeship program.
Complete the Application form in its entirety (front and back). The application must be filled out in person and must not be removed from the application site. If you need additional information or have difficulty understanding the questions, ask the application administrator to make a copy of the application. You may then remove the application copy and finish filling it out at home or with assistance. When you return to the application site, transfer the information
from the copy to the original application and return the original to the administrator. Make sure all required information is provided.
Complete the High School or Post High School Transcript Request form (you may photocopy and use this form for more than one school). Forward the form to your High School(s), Technical College(s), University, and other post-secondary school(s). It is your responsibility, not the schools’, to see that the transcripts are forwarded to the application site. If your transcripts list classes other than Algebra, but are of an equivalent, you must also provide a letter from the school stating the classes taken were an equivalent to Algebra. Copy of High School transcripts are required to qualify for an opportunity to interview. Continuing Education transcripts are recommended, as the Committee would like to assess your complete educational background, but they do not satisfy the original High School Transcript requirement.
Applicants must complete the National Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee’s Apprentice Selection Test Battery. (Developed and validated by the American Institutes for Research.) Arrangements for testing are made by the Committee. All Applicants, are required to complete this Aptitude Test to qualify for an interview.
Provide the application site with a copy of your Birth Certificate or Valid Driver’s License to verify your age. You may also provide the application site with any supporting documentation (e.g., letters of recommendation, resumes, certificates, special commendations, awards, etc.) that you think may be of interest. However this is not mandatory.
Upon completion of your file of required information, and after closing of the application period, your file will be reviewed for minimum qualifications. If you meet the minimum qualifications for an interview, you will be notified by registered mail when and where to report. If you do not meet the minimum requirements, you will be notified of your delinquencies and/or deficiencies.
If you are interviewed, the interview is completely subjective and you will be rated on many different observations. Your rating will be a primary qualifier for selection as an apprentice. Bear in mind, however, that the number of apprentices registered in a given session is directly dependent on the number needed to meet the workforce demands. If the work situation is temporarily constricted, then the number of apprentices assigned will also be constricted.
During this entire process, it is very important to keep the application site informed of any changes in address, changes in status, or change in interest.