How to apply

for the electrical apprenticeship

Applications are accepted online 365 days a year.
YJATC is committed to protecting your information and privacy. 
Information about an Applicant will only be given to the Applicant!

step 1: meet minimum requirements

The Youngstown Area Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee takes affirmative action to provide equal opportunity for apprenticeship candidates. The recruitment, selection, employment and training of apprentices are done without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex or disabilities.

JATC - criteria to qualify

Applicants for the Youngstown Area JATC apprenticeship program must meet specific criteria to qualify. They must:


  1. Be at least 17 years of age to apply
  2. Provide a signed Transcript with a passing grade of algebra
  3. Possess a valid driver’s license
  4. Students 17 and older can apply however you must be 18 years old and graduated or have a GED to be selected into the program



Notice of nondiscriminatory policy

The Youngstown Area Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Trust admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all of the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.

It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other school administered programs.

step 2: Complete an apprenticeship application online

Applications are accepted all year.

Apprenticeship classes generally start in the fall.

Depending on the time of application the process may take from 6 months to 1 year to be completed.

Applicants may apply for both the commercial and/or residential program(s) for no additional test fee.

YJATC is committed to protecting your information and privacy. 
Information about an Applicant will only be given to the Applicant!

If you do not have access to our website or a computer the YJATC can provide computer access for online applications on the first Wednesday of each month. Call (330) 965-0578 to set up an appointment.

step 3: Provide required documents and test fee

All minimum requirements must be reached and required documents must be submitted before the application process is completed.

Required for Application Completion Documents:

Testing Fee ($35)

Online Application Form

EEOC Information Form

Work History

A valid driver’s license or State ID

A signed transcript with a passing grade in algebra*

*If you are still in high school you may send your current signed transcript with a passing grade in algebra. After graduation, we will need your updated signed transcript if you are selected for our program.

Ways Documents Can Be Submitted:

Youngstown Area Electrical J.A.T.C.
350 E. Western Reserve Road
Youngstown, Ohio 44514

Applicants only qualify for testing once the application process is completed.

All information must be received within 60 days of the original application date to complete the application process.

***If all documents are not provided within 60 days, your application data will be removed from our system. You will be required to re-apply by resubmitting all required documents listed***

step 4: Pass an aptitude test

Applicants only qualify for testing once application process is completed. Your status can be viewed on your online portal.

Applicants for Electrical Apprenticeship who meet all other minimum requirements will be scheduled  to take the NJATC Apprentice Selection Test Battery.

The test is administered at our location and takes approximately two-and-a-half hours to complete. It consists of two parts: Math and Reading Comprehension. A short break is given in-between.

Test Result are available within 2 business days.

Applicants receiving a score of at least 4 (out of a possible 9) will be advanced to the next step of the application process, a personal interview with the JATC Committee.

If re-applying to re-test

1. Create an account in TradeSchool

2. Complete Application Steps 1-3

3. Email office with full name, reason for email, and last testing date

Any applicants who do not achieve a qualifying score on the aptitude test must wait a minimum of 3 months from the original test date before testing again. To re-test you must apply & pay a $35 testing fee.

step 5: Complete an interview


You’ve passed the aptitude test and have been selected for an interview!

To qualify for an interview, an applicant must score a “4” or higher on the electrical trade’s aptitude test. YJATC will contact qualified applicants by mail with the interview date and time. Qualified candidates are ranked based on their test scores and remain on the list of eligible applicants for two years from the date of their interview.

This is your last hurdle before officially starting your next career.

Get ready to demonstrate that you understand what you’re getting yourself into, that you are physically competent to do a hands on job, can remain calm in an emergency situation, and that you can work well in a tense environment.

These are all key to success in the electrical trade.

After interview

Await your answer! After the interview, the YJATC will be in contact with you about your score. The timeline for when you will hear back can vary depending on the order you interviewed in.

After Selection:

  • Drug policy orientation
  • Drug screen
  • Physical

If selected to participate in the apprenticeship program, applicants must pass a medical physical and drug test given by a physician selected by Youngstown Area JATC. An applicant cannot start working without this medical release.


You’re just few steps away from a bright future in the Electrical Industry

Have questions?

To learn more, contact us today. We'll be happy to answer all of your questions.

YJATC is committed to protecting your information. 
For privacy reasons, the YJATC Office Staff will only speak about an applicant to the applicant!