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Texas Gulf Coast Electrical JATC 



Application - The Texas Gulf Coast Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee accepts applications year round for apprenticeship in the electrical construction industry. Applications will be taken WEDNESDAYS ONLY, from 1-3 PM, with the exception of holidays (other application times may be available by appointment). Applications are open to all persons regardless of age, race, creed, national origin, or sex.)

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be a high school graduate or have a GED
  • One credit high school algebra or the equivalent, with passing grades (GED algebra not accepted)
    • If you do not meet algebra requirement, you can fulfill requirement by gaining an approved credit of algebra, or complete the NJATC Tech Math Online Course which can be found at
  • Physically capable of doing electrical construction work - All applicants who are accepted into the Apprenticeship Program will have a drug screen and may be required to take a physical exam which will include color blindness.
  • Diploma/GED and algebra requirements can be bypassed with 4,000 documented hours of work in electrical construction


Required Paperwork Before Interview

      Copy of Birth Certificate

       Official Sealed High School Transcript

      Veterans - DD214 as proof of service

      Copy of High School Diploma or GED Certificate (if applicable)

      Valid Drivers License / State ID

      Social Security Card

       College Transcript (if applicable)

      Documented experience (if applicable


Interview The Apprenticeship Committee will notify applicants of the date and time of their interview. Interviews are held at the Electrical Training Center. The Committee will select the people they feel are the top prospects for the electrical industry. Points that can be taken into consideration at the interview are educational background, extent of math background, character, interest, cooperativeness, attitude, and personal appearance.

Term of Apprenticeship The term of apprenticeship is 8,000 hours of on-the-job training divided over 5 years and 198 hours per year of related classroom instruction, plus 1 semester of math refresher (if needed).

On-The-Job Training Applicants selected will start their on-the-job training as soon as there is a job opening. Starting salary is currently $8.23 (with no experience) an hour with increment raises throughout the program, plus sharing in fringe benefits, such as FREE family health insurance, FREE retirement and FREE annuity. The Journeyman Electrician rate at this time is $16.45 per hour.*

School Classes are held at the Electrical Training Center from September to April, one evening a week from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM, and one Saturday a month from 8:00 AM 4:30 PM.. Apprentices will be notified as to the date and time school starts. College credit is given for apprenticeship classes.

Cost Apprentices purchase their books and pay a registration fee. Books for Math Refresher Class ($55.00) - First year books ($475.00) and each year thereafter ($250.00 - $350.00). Registration fee is $150.00 per year for apprentices.*

*Hourly amounts quoted, books and tuition amounts charged, are current as of 6/10/2004 and are subject to change, they are included for informational purposes only.