PausedCareer Fair at our JATC in Stockton a huge success!
Over 600 high school students from 22 area High Schools and High School Programs attended the career Fair. Bear Creek, Cesar Chavez, Edison, Escalon – Vista, Sture Larsson, Lathrop, Lincoln, Linden, Linden Pride, Lodi, J. C. Kimball, Jane Frederick, John McCandless, Manteca, Manteca-New Vision, Manteca Vocational Academy, Manteca- Calla, McNair. Millennium, San Joaquin County Office of Education YouthBuild, Tokay, and Weston Ranch high schools participated in the career fair.
The San Joaquin Area Apprenticeship Coordinators Association was established over 50 years ago and is made up of over 18 construction and related trades apprenticeship programs serving the greater San Joaquin area. The Construction Career Fair-Apprenticeship Pathway will highlight over 20 construction apprenticeship programs. The Career Fair is designed to promote construction apprenticeship programs to high school junior and senior students, teachers and counselors/ career technicians. The primary goal is to educate students about construction careers and the pathway to successful employment after high school. The Career Fair included a presentation on the apprenticeship model for entering a career, career information for a variety of construction trades, sample skill sets for each specific trade, and recommendations for course preparation while attending high school. The students were able to visit with journeyworkers and apprentices in each individual construction trade and sample some of the skill sets. Each participating Construction Trade provided an overview and characteristics of their trade.
The Construction Trades included Carpenters, CAT-Heavy Equipment Service Technicians, Cement Masons, Drywall/ Lathing, Electrical Workers, Iron Workers, Plasterers, Plumbers & Pipe Fitters, Sheet Metal Workers, Sound & Communications Workers, Sprinkler Fitters and Roofers & Waterproofers.
The event began with an overview of Construction Trades and the Apprenticeship Program model. There was also be a video presentation on construction careers, apprenticeship programs, women in apprenticeship and apprentices talking about their individual apprenticeship program. Each construction trade provided a career skill demonstration along with career information. This allowed for students to get some hands-on experience related to each of the Construction Trades. Since this event is over the noon hour, a lunch was provided of hot dogs, bottled water, chips.
The event was funded by the Building and Construction Trades Council of San Joaquin County, Building and Construction Trades Council of Stanislaus County, San Joaquin & Calaveras Labor Management Council, Modesto IBEW Local 684 LMC Trust, Central Valley Mechanical Contractors Association, Holt CAT, Carpenters Local 152, Stockton Builders Exchange, National Association of Women in Construction, Acme Construction, IBEW / NECA Electrical Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee and CAT Dealer – Holt of California
Benefits of an IBEW/NECA Union Electrical Apprenticeship:
- Safer working conditions
- Learn while you earn
- Pride and dignity
- Excellent wages
- Health and pension benefits
- State-of-the-art training
Apprenticeship requires a signed agreement between you and the IBEW-NECA, which ensures quality training both on the job and in the classroom. As an apprentice you literally earn while you learn. As you advance through your training you will receive predetermined pay increases.
In signing an apprenticeship agreement, you commit to participate in classroom related training as well as on the job training.
You’ve already taken the first step toward this fulfilling career by coming to the official web site of the San Joaquin and Calaveras Counties Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) Apprenticeship Program, a joint training program provided by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 595 and the Northern California Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA). The San Joaquin/Calaveras JATC will give you the opportunity to get the right experience for a career in the exciting electrical construction industry and you get paid while you get the training.
As a Union Electrical Apprentice you will:
- Earn a good living while learning an exciting trade.
- Challenge both your mind and your body while working on a variety of exciting projects every day.
- Belong to a tight-knit community of hard working professionals from all different backgrounds.
Think you have what it takes?
If you’re technical-minded, like to work with your hands while thinking on your feet, and enjoy variety of work and locations, then this is the career for you — a career as a NECA/IBEW Local 595 electrician.
What is it like to be a NECA/IBEW electrician?
Picture yourself driving through the Valley and pointing out the important projects you’ve helped build — projects like the Lodi Energy Center, Delta Water Supply Project, Stockton Arena and Ball Park, The San Joaquin Administration Building, DTE Energy Center, Saint Josephs Medical Center, Lodi Memorial Hospital, or telling your child "I built your school". Imagine being part of the Electric Team that San Joaquin and Calaveras Counties have relied on for building their infrastructure for over a hundred years.
Today’s union electrical construction industry can provide you with unlimited opportunity and excellent wages and benefits. If you want a career that will give you all of this — and more — then you may have what it takes to train as a member of the most in-demand team of electricians in the business — skilled NECA/IBEW electricians.
Browse through this site for more information on the rewards of participating in one of the most respected training programs in the industry, the San Joaquin and Calaveras Counties JATC.
For information on application dates and how to apply click here.
1531 El Pinal Dr. Stockton, CA. 95205