Tri-County Electrical J.A.T.C.
The Tri-County Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) is a jointly administered program by the Monterey Bay California Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 234.
The JATC covers the jurisdiction of Santa Cruz, San Benito, and Monterey counties and is the only federally and state-registered electrical apprenticeship program located in the Monterey Bay area. The JATC administers a five-year Inside electrical apprenticeship program. Indentured apprentices work for a signatory electrical contractor during the day, earning a wage, in addition to attending school in Castroville two nights a week. The apprenticeship school year begins in August and completes in May. The Tri-County Electrical JATC also provides continuing education for Journeymen Wiremen who work as Electricians in the Monterey Bay area.