About The JATC 153

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 153 and the National Electrical Contractors’ Association sponsor through the Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee an apprenticeship program.  The apprenticeship program is registered with the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training.  The program consists of on-the-job training by union electrical contractors and related classroom instruction.


The History of JATC 153

JATC, now called the Electrical Training Alliance, is a non-profit organization dating back to 1941. It was founded by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECTA). JATC is comprised of various individuals including subject matter experts, industry leaders and manufacturers to ensure that electrical apprentices within the organized labor movement have the most recent, necessary training initiatives in the electrical construction industry.

JATC's intent is to do its part in ensuring that the electrical industry continues to progress through the development and standardization of education. With access to streamlined education, electrical apprentices can productively contribute their education and experience to the industry.