Recent graduates of the Jackson JATC, shown with their contractors, sponsors and training partners, are Joshua Trotter, McInnis Electric; Alex Kostylev, Webster Electric; Jeff Barr, Ram Electric; David Lee, ATEC Electric; John Smith, Instrumentation Controls Electric Inc.; Charles Outlaw, Webster Electric; and Brian Hill, Ram Electric. The graduates obtained the status of Journeyman Wireman by completing the required five-year apprenticeship program implemented by the IBEW-NECA JATC per the Department of Labor standards. The JATC and its training partners provide a minimum of 180 hours of classroom instruction per year along with an average of 1,600 hours of on the job training. Each apprentice that completes the five-year training program has a minimum of 900 hours of classroom instruction and a minimum of 8,000 hours of on the job training. The Jackson JATC is registered with the Department of Labor-Bureau of Apprenticeship along with the National JATC. Therefore the graduates receive certifications from both agency’s upon completion.
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