St. Paul Electrical JATC
Program Information
Updated On: Apr 15, 2024


The above-named committee accepts applications year-round. An Online Application  can be obtained on our website here.  Individuals who can show they meet the minimum requirements listed below, after making application for apprenticeship, will be scheduled for the Aptitude Test administered by GAN Human Resources. Once tested, applicants shall remain active on the Apprentice Application Record Book, subject to selection, for a period of one calendar year from the date of the aptitude test.

To be scheduled for an aptitude test, applicants must:

  • Be a minimum of 17 years of age—applicants must be a minimum of 18 years of age at time of selection and indenture.
  • Complete $45 online application form.
  • Complete the Personal Experience Form (PEF).
  • Provide a completed official High School transcript or an official GED.
  • Provide proof of passing one full credit of basic high school algebra with a passing grade of C or higher; or one post high school algebra course (i.e. Continuing Education, College Course, Trade School Course, etc.)
  • Provide a valid Driver’s License copy.
  • Provide ONE Letter of Recommendation.

Additional documents to support your application  should you wish to receive consideration for such training and experience:

  •  May submit an official Electrical Construction Trade School Transcript.
  • If you are a veteran, you may provide a DD-214 form showing honorable discharge.
  • Provide completed State Work Experience Verification form(s) for hours worked in electrical field.
  • Provide completed certificate(s) for any certificate program(s) in electrical training or a construction related field.


Developed by GAN Human Resources, the GAN Aptitude Battery was created to assess basic math, reading, and spatial skills and has been administered to over 200,000 applicants. The test was developed based on a job analysis of the skills and abilities required for performance in school and on the job. The battery of tests are used for selection purposes.


Requests for special accommodation for testing procedures can be made at the time of application. The applicant will need to provide documentation to GAN Human Resources to be sure appropriate accommodations can be made. Examples of the documents are, but not limited to:

  • Individualized Education Plan (IEP)
  • Proof of past testing accommodations in similar settings
  • 504 Plans
  • Observations by educators
  • Physicians note or evaluation
  • Psychological reports



Apprentices are selected based on the weighted total of the selection procedures ( reading, numerical computation, numerical reasoning, mechanical reasoning, paper folding, Personal Evaluation Form, and one letter of recommendation).

· Drug test – Must be able to pass a drug test before beginning apprenticeship. The JATC has a zero-tolerance policy for drug use. (Apprenticeship offers will be withdrawn upon positive drug test results.) Apprentices are drug tested throughout apprenticeship.


The St. Paul Electrical JATC admits students of any race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, genetic information or because the student is an individual with a disability or an individual aged 40 or over to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and other school-administered programs.


· This is a 5-year 8000 hour Apprenticeship Program.

· Attend 240 hours per year of day apprenticeship school.

· All apprentices’ jobs are assigned by the Apprenticeship    Office.


Apprentices are responsible for their own transportation to work anywhere in Local Union #110 jurisdiction.


Eight hours per day between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Forty (40) hours per week, with the exception of when the apprentice is in school.


  Click here to see the Wage Scale  


The Apprentice Office is located in the Electrical Industry Building, 1330 Conway Street, Suite 150, St. Paul, MN.  Our office telephone number is 651-390-5282.


The duties of an electrician are numerous and varied, presenting an exciting challenge to individuals seeking a career in this field. Inside construction electricians lay out, assemble, install and test electrical circuits, fixtures, appliances, equipment and machinery. They must be able to install electrical lighting, heating, cooling and control systems in various types of structures, i.e.: residences, commercial and industrial establishments, schools, hospitals, libraries and other buildings. They are frequently called on to make sophisticated installations involving electrical motors, controllers, transformers, switchgear and other electrical apparatus.

To cope with their tasks, construction electricians must be able to apply the sciences learned during apprenticeship training. They must also be able to use diverse electrical formulas and computations associated with their work, such as determining the size of electrical service conductors, feeders and branch circuits.

In addition to wiring buildings and industrial plants, construction electricians install street lighting systems, motorized equipment for bridges, machinery and wiring for power plants and substations, sophisticated communications, alarm and security systems. They also carry on a host of other projects that fall within the domain of the building trades. They must be familiar with the National Electrical Code, which sets forth acceptable standards governing electrical installations.

Employment for construction electricians is somewhat seasonal. There usually are more employment opportunities in the summer than during the winter season, especially in parts of the country, like Minnesota, where the winters tend to be severe.

Work of the construction electrician, like that of the other building trade workers, is active and requires a moderate degree of physical strength. It calls for an alert and attentive mind. This work can be dangerous. It can deal with high places, using lifts, scaffolds and ladders. It can deal with underground excavations and trenches. It can also deal with enclosed spaces. Journey worker duties can include construction and maintenance work on dead or energized circuits.

Construction electricians are crafts workers, and like all genuine skilled workers, they derive satisfaction and pleasure from utilizing both their minds and hands in a constructive manner.

  • St. Paul Electrical JATC
    1330 Conway Street, Suite 150
    St. Paul, MN 55106
    (651) 390-5282

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