Apprentice Opportunity for the Intelligent Transportation Systems Program
The Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee offers a complete 4-year program incorporating on-the-job training and supplemental classroom related instruction for the Intelligent Transportation Systems Program, and continues to accept applications from eligible applicants in accordance with its approved standards and selection procedures.
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 and take the written exam. 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.
Note: Basic Algebra Math Skills are used extensively in the related classroom instruction, and highly recommended for each applicant.
Veterans that meet one or more of the following criteria will have the entrance exam and algebra requirements waived:
Applicants must provide original documents. Photocopies of the documents listed above will not be accepted. Our staff will photocopy all submitted documents except the transcripts. The original transcripts will be kept by our office and placed in the applicant’s file. All other original documents will be returned to the applicant.
You will be given 1 ½ hours to complete the written exam. The written exam consists of three subjects; mechanical reasoning, word math, and reading comprehension. A score of 70% or better is required to obtain a passing grade. A study guide for this exam is available by clicking here.
Those applicants that satisfy all requirements and pass the written exam 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, well-paid job.
The Transportation Systems Apprenticeship scope of work covers street lighting, traffic signals, and intelligent freeway systems. It is physically demanding work as the majority of conduit and wire is installed underground, requiring digging, boring, and removal and restoration of street surfaces. Repetitive lifting of 25 to 50 pound objects occurs on a fairly constant schedule. Additionally, the Transportation Systems Electrician works at height installing traffic poles, traffic signals, lighting poles, light heads, and freeway board lighting. Traffic control to establish safe work areas involves lane closures, setting cones, flashing signal boards, directional signage, and flagging skills. The ability to follow specific instructions, especially involving safety, is our most important requirement. It is all outdoor work with exposure 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 Transportation Systems 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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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:
Each complaint filed must be made in writing and include the following information