The Tulsa Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) is an apprenticeship program registered with the Department of Labor/ Office of Apprenticeship; jointly sponsored by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA).


The Apprenticeship Program consists of classroom training as well as on-the-job training (OJT). Apprenticeship is a five (5) year program with periodic advances based on the successful completion of class work and a minimum number of OJT hours. Classes are held on Monday – Wednesday or Tuesday-Thursday. Each session is three (3) hours duration (6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.) Call the school Hot Line number 918-561-6210 to find out school closings and Announcements. Attendance in classroom is mandatory one hundred percent attendance is expected.

Except for a $11.00 application fee, and text book fees, (average cost $500.00 per year) the cost of the classroom training is paid for by the JATC. The JATC will pick up instructor, facility and other administrative cost. In return, the apprentice will be asked to sign a Scholarship Loan Agreement whereby he/she agrees to work for a NECA/IBEW contractor for five (5) years after completion or reimburse the JATC for the cost of classroom training.

The jurisdiction (working area) of Local Union 584 IBEW covers Eastern Oklahoma. This means if you are selected for the Apprenticeship Program, you need to make a commitment to work the assigned jobs in the jurisdiction regardless of the location. This is not only a mental commitment to be able to work any location in the jurisdiction but also a financial commitment to have dependable transportation to travel to and from a job and school.

Electrical work includes physical work at construction sites working outdoors in inclement weather and working high elevations, i.e. tall ladders scaffolds or scissor lifts.


Apprentices are paid based on a percentage of the journeyman wage which is currently $28.73.

First Period 50% $14.37
Second Period 55% $15.80
Third Period 65% $18.67
Forth Period 75% $21.55
Fifth Period 80% $22.98
Sixth Period 85% $24.42


Period advancement requires 1500 on the job training hours accrued and completion of the School year with an 80% passing grade. (Exception 1st & 2nd Period requires 2,000 of hours of OJT and successful completion  of school.) 

Benefits include health care, 3 pension plans, annuity and optional 401K.


**You must be available to do both the on the job training assignments as well as the classroom training.