No, everyone must go through the same application process. Once you are selected you can apply for credit for previous education and on the job experience.
We average well over 75 applicants on the list at all times, but this does not affect your position or employment possibilities.
After receiving an application, you have 45 days to complete and return it. After turning in a complete application, including official NCRC results, you will be scheduled for an interview with the Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee. After your interview, you’ll be ranked and put on our list based on your overall interview score. As contractors need apprentices, we pull from the list form the top down. The interviewers score by answers to interview questions, previous experience, education and your NCRC score.
Yes. Any additional information about yourself that you can supply to the committee helps them in making the best choice for candidates.
The National Career Readiness Certificate test covers “Applied Math”, “Workplace Documents” and “Graphic Literacy”. It does not cover electrical theory. Interview time and dates are scheduled in the order of NCRC scores. A high NCRC score can get you an interview days or months sooner than a low NCRC score.
To practice for the NCRC test, Start here: http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/workkeys-for-job-seekers/preparation.html , click on “Select a Practice Test” and create an account. Take the free “Applied Math”, “Workplace Documents” and “Graphic Literacy” tests. Additional study info is available here: https://clejatc.org/ncrc-info.html . Contact a Worksource Center if more study info is needed.
No. We do not require an apprentice to take a job that is more than 50 miles from his or her residence.
Our apprentices are licensed to work within all of Oregon and California, but mainly work within the towns of Medford, Roseburg and Klamath Falls. There is a potential to work in other states that have a reciprocal license agreement with Oregon and California.
Our jurisdiction covers most of Douglas County, and all of Harney, Josephine, Jackson, Klamath, and Lake County in Oregon, and Modoc and Siskiyou Counties in California.
Not as an electrical apprentice. In the State of Oregon, even an apprentice must be licensed to do electrical work. You could, however, work as a material handler, warehouse person or do lighting maintenance.
No. We currently have 22 electrical contractors listed as registered training agents for our program. You will be assigned to one of these shops.
Inside Electrician, Limited Energy Technician A, Limited Residential Electrician
An Inside Electrician (General Journeyman) is licensed to do all levels of electrical work. Residential, Commercial and Industrial.
An LEA is licensed to work on systems operating at 100 volt-amperes or less. These include: Fire Alarm Systems, Security Systems, HVAC Controls, Teledata, Computer Networking, Nurse Call-Stations, PA Systems.
A LRE is licensed to do all electrical work on 1 and 2 family dwellings not exceeding three stories in height.
The pay is based on a percentage of the Journeyman scale for that occupation. Currently $17.32 for the Inside Program, $17.08 for Limited Energy and $15.43 for Residential. Raises are given on the basis of on-the-job training hours, job performance, classroom attendance and grades.
The tuition for the year is $1,000.00, books and online courses range from $400 to $800 per year.
Classes are scheduled on alternating Saturdays at our Training Center at 4864 Airway Drive, Central Point, Oregon.
No there’s currently no way to sign-up for the apprenticeship classes before being hired as an apprentice.
Yes! Through our affiliation with Mt. Hood Community College.
We take applications year round. Most apprentices are started during the summer months, but we generally start a few apprentices from fall thru spring.