The JATC Sound and Communication Apprenticeship Training

JATC Sound and Communication Apprentices complete three years of training, including 480 hours of related supplemental instruction. The program also requires 4,800 hours of on-the-job training in the field under the supervision of qualified Installer/Technicians.

Classroom training is offered through a day school, held over four weeks, in each of the three years. The weeks of training are spread over the spring and fall semesters, allowing time for the Apprentices to gain experience working in the field.

In addition to the classroom work and the on-the-job training, Apprentices participate in hands-on laboratory work in their training centers. The IBEW/NECA training provided through the Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) also provides students with a community of support and camaraderie.

There are seven Sound and Communication JATC training locations throughout Northern California.

Over 1700 IBEW/NECA Sound and Communication members now work in Northern California. If you are over 18, you may be eligible to join the IBEW/NECA Apprenticeship program. When you graduate, you’ll be an experienced Sound and Communications worker with a solid, secure future. Without question, the best-trained and most experienced Installers/Technicians are employed by participating contractors trained through JATC programs and courses.

You can learn more about the NORCAL JATC Apprenticeship program by contacting NORCAL S&C JATC by calling 510.560.2032.

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