Local 363 IBEW Apprenticeship Program
Hudson Valley Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee
The Hudson Valley JATC for the Electrical Industry is grateful for your interest in the organization and welcomes the opportunity to inform and serve you. The web-site is designed to answer inquiries about our training programs as well as serve current Apprentices and Journeyman.
Local Union 363 and Hudson Valley NECA Joint Apprenticeship Committee’s five years Electrical Apprenticeship Program was established in 1925. We are co-sponsored by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 363 and the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) Hudson Valley Chapter. The National Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (NJATC) has developed uniform standards that are adopted and used nationwide by Local programs to select and train thousands of men and woman each year. Hudson Valley JATC provides apprentices with tuition free classroom training and training assignments – Paid on the job training (earn while learn). The IBEW apprentices receive excellent wages, paid health benefits, pension, guaranteed wage advancement and an employment atmosphere with safe working conditions.
Becoming An Apprentice
IBEW-NECA Electrical Apprenticeship
Apprenticeship is a structured system by which on-the-job training and related classroom instruction is combined. The end result is a skilled craftsman. The IBEW-NECA Electrical Apprenticeship Programs guarantee professional training with guaranteed results. If you want to be a professional Electrician, it’s the only program of choice.
The IBEW has five major segments:
- “Inside”, which consist of the standard electrical installations and renovations of our malls, office buildings, electrical generation plants, manufacturing plants, airports, traffic signals, street lights and similar facets of electrical work.
- “Telecommunications”, which is made up of the installation and maintenance of the telephone systems; computer network systems; internet connections; fiber optic systems; data and video systems and all types of alarm systems. Our BICSI and CISCO-certified personnel are trained to meet any challenge.
- “Residential”, which is made up of the electrical installation and maintenance of our homes, apartments, townhouses, and apartment houses.
- Maintenance”, which comprises the standard maintenance tasks necessary for the support of the “inside” segment of the industry. All the installations, such as those for major malls and public buildings, traffic and street lighting, which are covered by the “inside” segment, are also the responsibility of “maintenance”.
- “Outside” For information on this branch you should contact: IBEW Local 503 in Monroe, NY.*
*.5 is not covered by Local Union 363 Apprenticeship Program
In all the segments of the Electrical Industry, our Qualified Professionals can perform any task set before them. Our people are subject to years of thorough training; first through an Apprenticeship Program and later through Journeyman Skill Improvement Programs.
Qualifications And How To Apply
Electrical Construction Program includes Data Technician and Residential Electrician
Please be advised that the Joint Apprentice Training Committee (JATC) will be accepting applications for our Electrical Construction program, the first full business week of the following months between the hours of 9:30am to 4:00pm only:
The application paperwork will take approximately 30 minutes, and keeping in mind, be sure to allow yourself plenty of time.
APPLICATIONS CAN NOT BE MADE ONLINE
YOU MUST APPLY IN PERSON AND YOU MUST BE ABLE TO PRODUCE THESE DOCUMENTS UPON REQUEST:
- Your High School Diploma or GED.
- Your High School Transcript.
- Proof of residency for 6 months prior to the date of application within the jurisdiction of IBEW Local Union 363. (Rockland, Orange, Dutchess, Sullivan, Putnam, Ulster, and parts of Delaware and Greene Counties.)
- Any other transcripts (college, specialty schools, etc.) or certificates of completion for courses taken after High School.
- Valid New York State Driver's License.
- Birth Certificate (Minimum age is 18 years old).
- Social Security card.
Basic Entrance Requirements:
- Applicant must be a graduate of one of an approved High School or hold a New York State –approved High School Equivalency Diploma.
- Applicant must have taken and passed one of the following mathematics courses: Elementary Algebra, Seq. Math 1, Math 1 or Freshman High School Regents Math.
- Applicant must have been a resident of Rockland, Orange, Dutchess, Sullivan, Putnam, Ulster, and parts of Delaware and Greene Counties at least 6 months prior to the date of application.
- Applicant must be at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of making application. (Click on Jurisdictional map)
- Applicant must receive a qualifying score on the NJATC/AIR Aptitude test, which is administered by the J.A.T.C.
- After receiving a qualifying score, applicant must have a personal interview with the J.A.T.C.
- Before final acceptance, each applicant will be required to submit and pass a Substance Abuse Test.
If you have a few years working in the electrical industry or you are a seasoned professional, and would like to know more about a career development and other benefits of Union Membership, you are invited to contact the JATC office at (845) 783-3600.
Location And Directions
From the NYS Thruway: Take I-87 (NYS Thruway) to the Harriman Exit. Bear right through the toll plaza. Upon exiting the toll gate, take the first exit on the right onto Route 32. At the light at the end of the ramp, make a left turn onto Route 32. Go 5 traffic lights and make a left turn onto Commerce Drive. (If you pass Nepera Chemical, you’ve gone too far). On Commerce Drive, the building will be on the left side.
From the Palisades Interstate Parkway: Take the Palisades Interstate Parkway North to traffic circle. Take Route 6 to the Harriman/Woodbury Commons exit. (This is the exit immediately after the cement highway divider ends). At the traffic light at the end of the ramp, make a left turn onto Route 32. Go under the overpass to the 2nd traffic light and make a left turn onto Commerce Drive. (If you pass Nepera Chemical, you’ve gone too far). On Commerce Drive, the building will be on the left side.
From Route 17/Quickway: Take Route 17 to Route 32 (this is the last exit before the NYS Thruway exit). At the traffic light at the end of the ramp, make a right turn onto Route 32. Go under the overpass to the 2nd traffic light and make a left turn onto Commerce Drive. (If you pass Nepera Chemical, you’ve gone too far). On Commerce Drive, the building will be on the left side.
Tuition Free Classroom Training
An Academic Year is approximately from September thru June. This is when all apprentices are required to
attend scheduled classroom training. Classes are held at the Training Center at 67 Commerce Drive South,
Harriman New York, 10926.
The students attend evening classes, allowing them to work five days a week, while learning hands on skills. The classes run approximately two hundred hours per year using the National Joint Apprenticeship Training curriculum. Specialized classes may be added as needed.
Once a candidate is accepted into the I.B.E.W. Local Union363/Hudson Valley N.E.C.A. indentured apprenticeship program there is no out of pocket expense for this training from the students. The students pay no tuition or for their numerous books and course materials. As an added benefit at the end of their Training in our program the students can receive college credits toward a technology degree.
After becoming a Journeyperson in the local Union, up grade classes are given to keep ourselves the most up to date in the electrical field, and are also at no cost. Our journeyman and women utilize these courses on a continuing basis to improve their employability.
Paid On The Job Training
Our apprentice programs are highly specialized, and features an “earn- as- you- learn” approach.
Apprentice classes are conducted on schedules so that an apprentice may work in the
field during the day. In both classroom and on-the-job situations, the apprentices receive their
training from highly qualified professionals. They also earn a good wage and are afforded attractive
benefits like health insurance, pensions, college credits and more. Upon Graduation they will be a
class of highly trained professionals in a very rewarding career with a bright future.
Our Construction inside Wireman Electrician apprenticeship is a New York State registered program that ultimately trains an individual to become a seasoned, skilled electrician. In order to finish the Construction inside Wireman program, the apprentice must accrue at least 8000 hours of on-the-job-training and at least 1000 hours of class room related instruction.