Phone: 816-232-3578

742 South 6th Street
St. Joseph, Mo 64501
Phone: 816-232-8090
Training Director
Travis VanSchoiack



This is a 5-year Electrical Apprenticeship & Training Program for the Inside Wireman (we're the ones who wire buildings). If you are selected as an apprentice (see below) you would work full time (more or less) for an IBEW Union Electrical Contractor. The starting wage is approximately $16.54 with scheduled pay increases. You will also go to school 2 nights a week, either on Mondays & Wednesdays or Tuesdays & Thursdays for 3 hours each night. School starts in September and completes in May each year.

To apply you are required to have the following items (NO EXCEPTIONS):
-$25 application fee (check or money order only)
-High School Diploma or GED or 2_year Associates Degree
-High School Transcripts (2 semesters algebra or 1 semester of college algebra)
-Valid Driver’s License

When you have successfully completed the application process you will be scheduled for the next aptitude test. The aptitude test is a two-hour test; half on algebra, half on reading comprehension. You have to get a passing score on the Aptitude Test to go to the next stage.

Upon passing the Aptitude Test you will be scheduled for an interview after which you will be issued a ranking from O to 100. This ranking will determine your placement on the apprentice eligibility list. Apprentices are taken from the eligibility list starting with the highest score and working down the list, in order, as necessary. There is no guarantee of training or employment. You will remain on the eligibility list for a maximum of 2 years.

If you are offered an apprenticeship opportunity, you will be required to pass a drug screen and physical as scheduled by the JATC. Job assignments are contingent on completion of all post-selection, pre-employment requirements.

For a personal application appointment! Please call 816-232-8090

Equal Opportunity In Apprenticeship Training

The undersigned are committed to the following Equal Opportunity Pledge for apprenticeship positions in the St. Joseph, MO JATC  Electrical apprenticeship program. The sponsors of the apprenticeship program are dedicated to this Equal Opportunity Pledge. The undersigned are resolved to the communication of this Equal Opportunity policy in such a manner as to foster understanding, acceptance and support among the industries various officers, supervisors, employers and employees and encourages such persons to take all nessecary action to aid the apprenticeship sponsor in preserving this commitment to equal opportunity. The spirit of equal opportunity will be carried forth in the uniform application of rules and regulations concerning apprentices, including but not limited to, equality of wages, periodic advancement,promotion, assignment of work, job performance, rotation among work processes, imposition of penalties and other disciplinary action, and all other aspects of the apprenticeship program.

Equal Opportunity Pledge

The undersigned will not discriminate against apprenticeship applicants or apprentices based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex(including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, genetic information, or because they are an individual with a disability or a person 40 years old or older.

The undersigned will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in the apprenticeship program as required under the Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 30, as amended.

Kyle Markt                                Steve Dragoo

JATC Chairman                              JATC Secretary

742 South 6th Street                       742 South 6th Street

St. Joseph   MO    64501                St. Joseph     MO     64501

Danny Robinson                                 KC Borden

Local Union Business manager          Chapter Manager

421 South 8th Street                            4016 Washington Street

St. Joseph MO 64501                           Kansas City MO 64111

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IBEW Local 545
421 S. 8th ST
St. Joseph, MO 64501

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