St. Paul Electrical JATC
Program Information
Updated On: Mar 23, 2022


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 conditions listed below, after making application for apprenticeship, will be awarded an oral interview by the JATC.   Once interviewed, an applicants  shall remain active in the Apprentice Application Record Book, subject to selection, for a period of one calendar year from the date of interview.  To be interviewed, 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 an online application form.

· Provide a completed official transcript for high school  or GED.

. Provide an updated resume.

· May submit an Electrical Construction Trade School Transcript. (OPTIONAL)

· If you are a veteran and wish to receive consideration for such training and experience you need to submit a DD-214. 

· Qualify for interview, by obtaining a score of “4” or higher, using the Electrical Trade’s Aptitude Test developed and validated by the American Institute for Research as well as having a completed file.

· Possess and maintain a valid Driver’s License.

· There is a $25.00 Application Fee. This can be paid at the end of your online application, using a debit or credit card.

· 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 (Apprenticeship offers will be withdrawn upon positive drug test results.)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.

· This is a web-based program – Applicants must have a valid email address. Accepted Applicants are required to have access to the internet and a computer.


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 age 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 200 hours per year of day apprenticeship school.
  • Tuition for day apprenticeship school is paid by the JATC.
    Book costs are paid for by the apprentice.
  • All apprentices’ jobs are referred by the Apprenticeship Office.
  • Apprentices are sent to work in order of interview ratings.


    Upon submission of the Online Application you will be emailed the date of the next scheduled Aptitude Test. Please know, or bring your Social Security Card for the test.

    Applicants for the Electrical Apprenticeship must score a 4 or Higher as well as have a completed file to qualify for interview. 



    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.



    Apprentices’ wages are based on a percentage of the Journeyman wage rate:

         1st Year = 45%     2nd Year = 55%

         3rd Year = 60%    4th Year = 75%

         5th Year = 85%

    Journeyman rate is $47.48

      Click here to see the Wage Scale  

    To be advanced, the apprentice must have satisfactorily completed all requirements: OJT Accumulative Hours and Related Training.



    Interviews are generally scheduled on an as needed basis. The Committee will only give a 30-day notice for an interview date. It is important that you complete your file as soon as possible so that when interviews are scheduled, you will be contacted. There will be no notice sent regarding items missing from your application file.



    The Apprentice Office is located in the Electrical Industry Building, 1330 Conway Street, Suite 150, St. Paul, MN.  Our office telephone number is 651-776-4239, Ext. 5.

    Coming from the West on I-94:  Take the Hwy 61 S. Exit.  Get in the left hand turn lane.  Make a "U" turn at the stop light.  Get in the right hand lane - follow "to 3rd street exit".  Go straight past the stop sign, take 2nd left turn (Conway Street).

    Coming from the East on I-94:  Take the Hwy 61 S. Exit.  Take a right hand turn at the stop sign.  Take 2nd left turn (Conway Street).



    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 the construction electrician is somewhat seasonal. There usually are more employment opportunities in the summer than during the winter season, especially in part 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) 772-8746 or (651) 776-4239 Ext. 5
      Fax: (651)772-8786

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