IBEW 1253

142 Elm Street, Newport, ME 04953 (207) 453-1301

Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee

Welcome to the Augusta Electrical JATC!  Office (207) 453-0135

If you’re interested in any of the training available to you from the Augusta Electrical JATC, click the link below to view the calendar. You can Search, click on any title for more info, download it to your calendar, register for a course and suggest new training.  

JATC Training Calendar

For all apprentices currently in our programs, click the link below to access your account.

TradeSchool Access

There is also a lot of information on our Facebook page


The recruitment, selection, employment and training of apprentices during their apprenticeship, shall be without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex or age-except the applicant must be at least 17 years of age to apply and 18 years of age at time of indenture. The JATC does not, and will not, discriminate against a qualified individual with a disability because of the disability of such individual.

This area has been developed to provide a gateway for our members and other interested parties seeking information about our program and training opportunities in the electrical industry.

What is Apprenticeship?

The apprentice learns the skills of the trade through on the job training, working alongside an experienced journeyman who passes on the skills that he or she has learned over the years. In addition to the on the job training the apprentice receives related classroom instruction that produces competency and pride that leads to becoming a true craftsman.

Another true advantage to apprenticeship is you earn while you learn. Apprentices start earning a livable wage as soon as they start working. They receive pay advancements through out their apprenticeship based on performance.

The Augusta Electrical JATC offers apprenticeships in two highly rewarding fields:

Inside Wireman and Telecommunications Installer/Technician

Qualifications for Apprenticeship

An individual who can show that they meet the conditions listed below, after making application for Apprenticeship, will be afforded an oral interview by the JATC. If interviewed, the applicant will be listed among those applicants qualified for selection, for a period of two calendar years from the date of interview. 

To be interviewed the applicant must:      

A.       Be a minimum of 17 years of age. Present a copy of Birth Certificate.

B.       Be at least a high school graduate, or have a GED, or have a two year Associate degree or higher. Present a copy of Diploma or GED. 

C.       Show evidence of successful completion of: One full year of high school Algebra with a passing grade, or one post high school Algebra course with a passing grade. 

D.        Provide an official transcript for high school and post high school education and training. All GED records must be submitted if applicable. 

E.       Submit a DD-214 to verify military training and/or experience if they are a veteran and wish to receive consideration for such training/experience. 

F.       Qualify for interview using the Electrical trade’s aptitude test developed and validated by the American Institute for Research. 

G.       Present evidence that they possess a valid driver’s license. 

H.       Prior to being indentured, applicants selected from the pool of interviewed applicants must be at least 18 years of age. 

I.   Prior to being indentured, applicants selected from the pool of interviewed applicants may be required to provide results of a physical examination and a drug test as decided by the JATC.

J. Resume` or work history

k. Computer (laptop or tablet) and internet access

Applications are now available online through TradeSchool. Click on the link, then click on Create Account to get started. https://secure.tradeschoolinc.com/v4/ibew1253-org/login/index.php

Please feel free to reach out to the JATC office if you have any issues or can not complete the online application form.


(207) 453-0135


Office hours are from 8:00am-4:00pm Monday-Friday.



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