Apprenticeship Programs For Veterans

A military veteran who completed military technical training school in a Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) applicable to the telecommunications trade (as determined by the JATC), and can document a minimum of two (2) years of military experience in that MOS, will qualify for an oral interview by the JATC to be considered along with other qualified applicants. Note: meeting this qualification allows the applicant to be interviewed during the normal selection process—this is not a form of direct entry. If selected under this provision, the JATC will determine, using standard means of evaluation, if OJT and/or related instruction credit will be awarded for previous training and experience. All post selection requirements remain in force.  To qualify under this provision, applicants must:

  1. Complete an application form, accurately responding to all questions and items including statements indicating that they are:
    • Physically and mentally able to safely perform or learn to safely perform essential functions of the job either with or without reasonable accommodations.
    • Able to get to and from work at job sites anywhere within the geographical area that this Apprenticeship program covers.
    • Able and willing to attend all related classroom training as required to complete their Apprenticeship.
    • Able to climb and work from ladders, scaffolds, poles and towers of various heights.
    • Able to crawl and work in confined spaces such as attics, manholes and crawlspaces.
    • Able to read, hear and understand instructions and warnings.
  2. Have previous military work experience in the identified MOS as stipulated above.
  3. Provide reliable documentation and adequate verification (DD-214) to substantiate previous military training and experience, in order to qualify for interview under this provision.