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Union Electricians install and maintain highly technical electrical systems in homes, businesses, and factories. Other work includes installation of lighting systems in buildings, as well as conduit in a ditch outside of those buildings. Electricians read blueprints, install wire and hardware like electrical panel boxes, receptacles, light switches, and electrical light fixtures or replace outdated fuse boxes. They use numerous hand tools, operate power tools, and use electric testing meters.

Length60 months
Benefits for ApprenticesMedical/Dental/Vision
Minimum age18
Education prerequisitesCompletion of 1 year of high school algebra or 1
semester of college algebra with a grade of C or better.
Not required for applicants who can document that they
have worked a minimum of four-thousand (4000) hours
specifi cally in the electrical construction industry or who
can document 2 years of related military experience via
a DD-214
Physical requirementsMust be able to perform physical tasks and activities
related to trade which includes dig/work in trenches;
carry materials/tools; use hand/power tools; move heavy
electrical equipment; lift/position/fasten/ electrical
equipment; work at various heights from ladders/
scaffolds/suspension systems; crawl under fl oors and
work in attics; work indoors or out sometimes in
extremes of hot or cold, wet or dry weather; and install/
troubleshoot/repair motors, transformers, electrical
fixtures, and conduit.
Additional requirementsValid California Drivers License
Written or oral entry examsWritten
Subjects studied by ApprenticesElectrical Theory
Work Practices for Commercial &
Industrial Construction

Contact: Sacramento Area Electrical J.A.T.C. 2836 El Centro Road Sacramento, CA 95833 Dennis Morin, Training Director.

Applications: Apply in person at the Training Center on Wednesdays between the hours of 8-11a.m. and 1-4p.m. Applications are also available and can be mailed to the address shown.

How do new apprentices get their first job? Applications accepted in person at the Training Center on Wednesdays between the hours of 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. An official photo identification is required. Applications are to be mailed to the Training Center

Additional information: Sacramento Area Electrical Training Center.