Graduates of the The South Central Minnesota Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (SCMNJATC) and Minneapolis Electrical JATC (MPLS JATC) apprenticeship programs enjoy higher wages, job stability, and benefits, guaranteed!
“The opportunities they have nowadays are amazing. The instructors are all so dedicated to the success of the program and you.”
Jennifer Mudge
Assistant Business Manager

Apprentices are paid a percentage of a Journeymen Electrician’s wage while learning!

Apprenticeship is a 5 year program that includes on-the-job electrical training under a supervising mentor as well as classroom studies that cover the behavior of electricity, handling of equipment, and safety practices involved in electrical work.

Pay increases are provided at scheduled intervals of training. Upon completion of SCMNJATC and MPLS JATC graduates are state-licensed journeymen electricians, receiving the full pay rate. They will also be able to access our large network of partnering contractors for employment opportunities.

Apprentices will receive structured on-the-job electrical training under a supervising mentor as well as dynamic classroom studies in related subjects. Both SCMNJATC and MPLS JATC emphasize the safe use, care and handling of tools and equipment required for electrical work. If you are looking to make a career change, have excellent problem solving skills and the drive to succeed, this program is for you.

SCMNJATC and MPLS JATC qualify you in three specialty areas:
  1. Inside Wiremen: Install and connect commercial electrical systems. This includes wiring, lighting, and other electrical controls/devices.
  2. Residential Wiremen: Install and connect electrical systems in single-family and multi-family residences.
  3. Installation Technicians (Statewide Limited Energy JATC): Install circuits and equipment for telephone, computer, video, security / access control, and other low-voltage systems.
Acceptance guidelines for SCMNJATC and MPLS JATC are:
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Possess a high school diploma or GED
  • Achieve qualifying score on an aptitude test
  • Hold a valid drivers license
  • Verifiably drug free



Our journeyman electricians earn an industry leading wage and benefit package


Employer-paid health care, pension contributions and retirement options


8,000 hours of on the job training and mentorship, between 800-1200 hours of classroom training


Job stability, a large network of Southern Minnesota and Minneapolis/St. Cloud Metro contractors and strength of a nationwide organization

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