What qualifications do you need to enroll as an apprentice in the Cleveland Electrical Joint Apprenticeship Training Community?
Essentially, you need to be at least 18, have a high school diploma or GED, and a legal right to work in the US. You also need some math proficiency, a physical ability to do the work, and transportation to get to the job site. You’ll also need a qualifying score on the electrical trade’s aptitude test, though those with construction or relevant military experience may be able to do an oral interview instead.
- At least 18 years of age.
- Have a qualifying score on the electrical trade’s aptitude test developed and validated by the American Institutes for Research. Applicants are scheduled for the aptitude test upon receipt of all required documentation and the processing fee.
- Have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation to get to any point within the Program’s geographical jurisdiction at any time. The jurisdiction is all of Cuyahoga County and the townships of Bainbridge, Chester, and Russell in Geauga County, and Columbia in Lorain County.
- Must be physically able to perform electrical construction work.
- Have the legal right to work in the United States
Once the application process has been completed and you have achieved a qualifying aptitude score, you must be interviewed by the committee.
Selected candidates are determined by interview score, starting with the highest composite interview score. The number of apprentices accepted into the program are determined by the industry’s need.
Interviewed applicants will remain on an active list of potential selection for a period of 2 years from the date of the interview.
What Does It Take to Succeed?
Essentially, you need a willingness to learn and pursue a skilled career of promising opportunity. You also need a solid work ethic and the ability to show up on the job site on time. Successfully passing a drug test and maintaining a clean drug card is also necessary to be in the program and is required by most job sites.
Though we admit this path is not for everybody, we proudly maintain a 90% graduation rate. One of the biggest reasons students drop out of our program is failing to show up at the job site on a timely and consistent basis