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Application Process
Aug 11, 2021

Application Process

An applicant must meet the following requirements to apply for an apprenticeship with the MEJATC.

  1. Applicant must be 18 years old at time of interview.

  2. Applicant must show proof of one credit in algebra with passing grade or completion of the NJATC Tech Math Course, or successfully complete the Mathematics Refresher Course offered by Electric Prep.



  3. Applicant must be a high school graduate or have a GED.

  4. Applicant must possess a valid driver’s license and be an insurable driver.

To request an application, please choose from the options listed on the bottom of the page. Once an application is requested, you receive an application via email.  If you prefer to have a paper application mailed, please select the link below as indicated.

Please note, there is a nonrefundable $55 fee required upon request of the online application.  If you prefer a paper application the nonrefundable $55.00 must be mailed back to the JATC with all the required documentation.

Applications require:

  1. Copy of birth certificate
  2. Copy of social security card
  3. Copy of valid driver’s license
  4. Official copy of high school transcripts showing proof of 1 algebra credit
  5. Transcripts from college if applicable
  6. Work history
  7. GED completion if applicable
  8. Copy of DD214 if applicable
  9. Undisputable documentation of previous electrical experience if relevant.  (examples include transmittal from the State, pay stubs from employer, records from a JATC)

Once a completed application with all supporting documents has been submitted, qualified applicants will be notified of the aptitude test date, time, and location.

The aptitude test is approximately 3 hours long and covers algebra 1 and reading comprehension. 

Please bring a valid driver’s license with you to the test for identification purposes.  No calculators of any kind will be permitted during the test.

Applicants who have successfully passed the aptitude test with a qualifying score will be notified of their interview date, time, and location.  Interviews are conducted in Helena by a committee representing both NECA and the IBEW.  Topics discussed in the interview may include:

  • Education
  • Ability and or skills
  • Work experience and interest
  • Reliability and cooperation
  • Attitude and judgement

Once the interview is complete, applicants will be scored by the committee.  Applicants are then placed on the list of their choice according to their final score.  As new positions become available in the program, names will be taken off the list in the order they appear.

Applicants will remain on the list for up to 2 years.  At the end of that period, an applicant may reapply if desired.  A reinterview may be requested after 90 days and 450 hours of electrical construction experience or proof of completion of 2 post-secondary classes related to the electrical industry.


Please create your personal account through Tradeschool.  Once complete, an email confirmation will be sent to you.  Follow the instructions given in the email.  Note that it may take up to 48 hours to receive confirmation. 

*Reminder – once your begin your online application you will have 30 days to complete the requirements.

Click here to start your online application


Paper applications are mailed out once per week.  When you request a paper applicaiton please note it will go out in the mail at the end of each week.  The $55.00 application fee is due when you return your completed application with all the required documents.  

*If you have credit hours verification of the hours must be submitted with your paper application. ( Refer to application heading above for more information. 

Click here to request a paper application

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Montana Electrical Training Center
2616 Bozeman Avenue
Helena, MT 59601
  (406) 449-7173

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