National Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee (JATC)

Do you want to be an Electrician?

We have all heard the expression "To get a job, you need experience. The only way to get experience is to have a job."  

The Inside Wireman Apprenticeship offered at the Electrical Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee, will give you a good paying job with great benefits while you are getting free technical training at the same time. 

The finest electrical workers receive their training through the National Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee of NECA and the IBEW.  It is a model education partnership that produces the best trained and knowledgeable electrical apprentices and journeymen in the country. 

What are the Benefits of Electrical Apprenticeship and Training?

  • 1

    Safer working conditions

    Work with experts, with years of experience.

  • 2

    Advancement Opportunities

    As Apprentices advance through the 6 period levels of the program, the wage rate (based on percentage of the Journeyman wireman rate) increases with each period level.

  • 3

    Guaranteed pension benefits

    Benefits will start the first day of on-the-job training. These benefits are funded through the employer.

  • 4

    Earn While You Learn

    Every other week they attend a day of school, while the other days they are working with there hands on the job. Starting pay, (no experience necessary) starts at $18.10 per hour plus benefits.

  • 5

    College Credit

    Available to the graduates of the inside wireman apprenticeship. 47 college credits are issued by the American Council on Education (ACE). These credits can be transferred towards continued college education.

  • 6

    Paid Health Insurance

    Medical Insurance is provided by the industry. This means you won't be seeing a deduction from your paycheck to pay for your insurance premiums. In addition to the medical coverage, there is prescription drug, dental and optical coverage as well.

  • 7

    Career With a Future

    Over eighty-five percent of our apprentices complete the apprenticeship program and have meaningful careers as highly paid as well as skilled journeymen electrical workers.

  • 8

    Pride and Dignity

    A career in the electrical construction industry will not only build your character but will also give you pride in your work while offering you a bright future in the industry.

Program Information

Apprenticeship is a 5 year training course. The training consists of a variety of techniques used in the electrical field.  Apprentices are in a "earn while you learn" system.  Every other week apprentices attend an 8 hour school day, while the other days they are working with their hands on the job.

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday thru Friday 8am - 5pm
    closed 12-1 for lunch

  • Address

    1620 NW Gage Blvd.
    Topeka, KS 66617

  • Director

    Darin Mason

  • Instructors

    Luke Thompson, Darin Mason

  • Office Manager

    Dana Herrington


Apply in person at the Topeka Electrical JATC location.  More Information