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New NJATC Identity Electrical Training Alliance Continues to Train Industry's Best Electrical Workers

Jul 28, 2014

On Monday, July 28, 2014The National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the Electrical Industry (NJATC) announced that the NJATC have the first steps in the transitioning into the Electrical Training Alliance

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The NJATC was created in 1941 by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and the NationalElectrical Contractors Association (NECA) to develop and standardize training to educate the members of the IBEW and NECA, insuring they are providing the electrical construction industry with the most highly trained and highly skilled workforce.


The electrical training ALLIANCE (previously called NJATC) was created over 70 years ago as a joint training program between the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) aimed at training the best electrical workers the industry has to offer. Today, the electrical training ALLIANCE has developed into the largest apprenticeship and training program of its kind, having trained over 350,000 apprentices to journeyman status through local affiliate programs.

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The electrical training ALLIANCE developed uniform standards that are adopted and used nationwide to select and train thousands of qualified men and women each year.


Over the years, the ALLIANCE has continually trained the best craftsperson in the industry without cost to the taxpayers. Students in the electrical ALLIANCE training programs earn while they learn by doing apprenticeships. Not only does this allow students to earn an income while in school, it also creates new tax revenue for the economy. Each year, participants in the electrical training ALLIANCE programs pay in excess of six hundred million dollars in taxes. This is truly a model program as it takes little to nothing from the taxpayers while training some of the most productive workers in the world who thereby pay tremendous dollars to the country. 


The ALLIANCE is an industry-renowned apprenticeship program producing the highest level of education any electrical worker can receive. By simultaneously combining classroom curriculum with real-world experience, students become the best craftspersons possible.


Electrical craftspersons in different regions need different skills. 

The ALLIANCE curriculum contains a core component and an advanced studies options, so your students can learn the applicable skills relevant to your market. Whether projects are located in one location or throughout North America, using electrical training ALLIANCE-trained craftspersons ensures the job is done right.

Through the electrical training ALLIANCE, the IBEW and NECA have hundreds of local programs offering apprenticeship and training in the following areas:


The electrical training ALLIANCE reaches beyond the textbook, incorporating advanced technology in all aspects of training. Blended learning enables students to continue training remotely, bridging the gap between an apprenticeship and learning in the classroom. 

The electrical training ALLIANCE encourages training centers to embrace new technologies and offers ongoing technical courses to support all facilities using its curriculum. Since instructors and students can connect virtually, training on the go is easier than ever. Blended Learning also enhances the classroom time as Instructors can spend more time with hands-on instruction rather than going over homework. Registration information and course schedules are easily found on our website. 

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Many electrical training ALLIANCE instructors are experts in their field, but are new to teaching. With access to the worlds largest electrician training library and experienced educators, instructors have a plethora of resources to help them organize and teach classes. We also offer technical courses and monthly webinars so all instructors can stay up-to-date with the latest technologies.

Monthly webinars feature new curriculums and special presentations by our partners. These webinars keep instructors, contractors and students informed of current technologies, industry news and product information.

All instructors are encouraged to participate in The Electrical Training ALLIANCE's annual National Training Institute (NTI), an event offering ongoing training for new and experienced instructors. 

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Specialty trade skills mean nothing without a solid foundation of core skills. Our core curriculum allows students to specialize in their trade while still becoming well-rounded craftsperson. Every region requires different skills from electricians. Being an electrician in rural Indiana is not the same as being one in Las Vegas! Each states certification exam is unique and qualifications for an electrician's license vary. The electrical training ALLIANCE provides the flexibility to train for these unique demands by offering core and advances studies. The core curriculum establishes the foundation of skills necessary to be an IBEW/NECA Journey-Level Worker. The Advanced Studies curriculum creates alternative training paths to customize your training centers workforce to specific market demands the contractors and their customers demand.

To accommodate students and instructors, we have at least one training center in each state. Each of these training centers offers courses uniquely designed for the location. Find a training center near you. If needed, electrical training ALLIANCE can also notify your state licensing board of your course completion. Rush reporting is available for an additional fee.

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The Electrical Training Alliance was created from the legacy of the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (NJATC). The NJATC was founded in 1941 by the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and served for over 73 years as the training arm of the IBEW and NECA. The Electrical Training Alliance is a nonprofit organization that draws upon an extraordinary number of diverse partnerships within the electrical industry, all committed and devoted to training the next generation of electrical workers. The Electrical Training Alliance consists of 300 joint apprenticeship and training centers in the United States and Canada, over 100 electrical industry manufacturer’s and training partners and a vast network of public and private educational institutions from secondary school level to the university level. For more information visit, http://www.electricaltrainingalliance.org/.


NECA is the voice of the $130 billion electrical construction industry that brings power, light, and communication technology to buildings and communities across the United States. NECA’s national office and 119 local chapters advance the industry through advocacy, education, research, and standards development. For more information, visit www.necanet.org.


The IBEW is an international labor organization that has trained the most qualified electricians in the trade for more than 117 years. With approximately 725,000 members in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Republic of Panama, the IBEW has members in construction, utilities, manufacturing, telecommunications, broadcasting, railroads and government. For more information, visit www.ibew.org.