Apprentice Opportunity for the Sound and Communication Wireman Program
The Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee offers a complete 3-year program incorporating on-the-job training and supplemental classroom related instruction for the Sound and Communications Wireman Program leading to the Installer classification, and continues to accept applications from eligible applicants in accordance with its approved standards and selection procedure.
NOTICE: APPLICANT REGISTRATION IS ONLINE ONLY!
All Applicants are directed to apply using our online system. Visit our website at: www.laett.com. Applicants who complete the online application will be invited in person to submit the required documents. We are located at:
Electrical Training Institute
APPLICANTS FOR APPRENTICESHIP MUST BE FULLY VACCINATED TO PARTICIPATE IN BOOTCAMP AND BE INDENTURED:
Due to the ongoing widespread community transmission of COVID-19, many jobsites are now requiring that jobsite workers (apprentices, journey-level workers, Construction Wiremen, and Construction Electricians) be fully vaccinated (two weeks after one dose of Johnson & Johnson or two doses of Moderna or Pfizer). As a result, employers are now requiring that workers assigned or dispatched to them be fully vaccinated.
Therefore, as a result of industry needs, the Joint Apprenticeship Committee, comprised of both labor and management, now requires that all apprentice applicants be fully vaccinated before they are invited to boot camp and before they are indentured in any of the apprenticeship programs. This policy is effective immediately, and will be reconsidered in the future based on the rate community transmission of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County.
Veterans that meet one or more of the following criteria will have the algebra requirement waived:
Applicants must provide original documents. Photocopies of the above mentioned documents will not be accepted. The documents will be photocopied by our staff, with the exception of transcripts. The original transcript will be kept by our office and placed in the applicant’s file. All other original documents will be returned to the applicant.
Those applicants that satisfy all requirements and pass the written exam (if applicable) will be scheduled for an Interview with the Electrical Joint Apprenticeship Committee. The purpose of this interview is to evaluate and determine eligibility, and the proper period of apprenticeship for which the applicant qualifies. This evaluation procedure may consist of a Credit for Prior Experience exam (CPE), the interview, and any supportive documents submitted by the applicant to ascertain his/her skill level within the program. All applicants who complete the interview process will be eligible for this program subject to the needs of the industry.
All applications will be received and processed without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, or gender.
What is Apprenticeship?
Apprenticeship is a well-organized and supervised training method we use to enable people with little or no prior knowledge of our craft or trade to become qualified journeymen. It is an “earn while you learn program” as the on-the-job portion of the training is a full-time commitment.
The Sound and Communications Installer Program requires moderate physical effort on the part of the apprentice. Most all of the work day is spent working on one’s feet, climbing and working from ladders, crouching, bending, pulling, and pushing. Fine work with one’s hands requires manual dexterity. The apprentice must also possess the ability to follow specific directions, especially safety instructions. Most of the work is indoors, but some will be outdoors exposed to environmental elements.
We Are Selective
We are seeking men and women of all races who demonstrate the best character, aptitude, motivation, and traits conducive to success in our trade. Employers and Union Representatives who make up the JAC, interview all qualified candidates in an effort to select only the best candidates.
A good candidate is one with a record of having done well in school, especially in math and in science, one who has demonstrated reliability, possesses a sincere desire to succeed, and one who has a positive attitude and a desire to work hard. The Sound and Communications trade is an occupation requiring a high level of knowledge and skill which we teach to hundreds of successful, qualified, and fortunate individuals.
What Benefits Do I Gain if I Am Accepted?
What is expected of me if I am selected?
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Equal Opportunity Pledge
The JATC will not discriminate against apprenticeship applicants or apprentices based on race, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming), color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability (including cognitive disability), medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breast feeding), sexual orientation, sex stereotype, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age 40 or older, and military and veteran status. The JATC will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate, conduct, and administer this apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 30, and the equal opportunity regulations of the State of California.
Your Right to Equal Opportunity
It is against the law for a sponsor of an apprenticeship program registered for Federal purposes to discriminate or retaliate against, or harass, an apprenticeship applicant or apprentice based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age (40 years or older), genetic information, or disability. The sponsor must ensure equal opportunity with regard to all terms, conditions, and privileges associated with apprenticeship.
Filing a Discrimination Complaint:
If you think you have been subjected to such discrimination, harassment, or retaliation, you may file a complaint: a) within 300 days from the date of the alleged discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or failure to follow the equal opportunity standards with the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20210, Attn: Apprenticeship EEO Complaints, Jose Velazquez, (202) 693-2909, ApprenticeshipEEOcomplaints@dol.gov; or b) within 180 days from the date of the alleged discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or failure to follow the equal opportunity standards with the State of California, Division of Apprenticeship Standards, Administrator of Apprenticeship, Department of Industrial Relations, 1515 Clay Street, Oakland, CA 94612. You may also be able to file complaints directly with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) within the time periods set by those agencies. Their contact information is as follows: c) EEOC: 1-800-669-4000 (toll-free) or 1-800-669-6820 (toll-free TTY number for individuals with hearing impairments). EEOC field office information is available at www.eeoc.gov or in most telephone directories in the U.S. Government or Federal Government section. Additional information about EEOC, including information about charge filing, is available at www.eeoc.gov; and d) DFEH: (800)884-1684; TTY (800)700-2320; videophone for the hearing impaired (916)226-5285; email firstname.lastname@example.org, or www.dfeh.ca.gov.
Each complaint filed must be made in writing and include the following information: