Substation Technician Program
This web site will attempt to explain to you what the Substation Technician program is about and how you can earn your way to a satisfying future in the electrical trade.

Review the topics on this page and the related links on the left to find out the benefits and requirements of becoming a certified IBEW Journeyman Substation Technician.

As a journeyman Substation Technician you will build, maintain, operate, and repair electrical power substations, switchyards, and associated systems.

When you apply for the California-Nevada Substation Technician Program you’ll be taking the first step to a career that not only has a tremendous impact on the people you serve, but one that will have a positive impact on your future as well.

After completion of this program, you can be proud to say, you are a journeyman Substation Technician from the California-Nevada JATC program.

Program Description
What is an Apprenticeship Program?
Apprenticeship is a training strategy that combines supervised, structured on-the-job training with related theoretical instruction. The training program is sponsored by employers or labor/management groups that have the ability to hire and train in a work environment. Apprenticeship prepares people for skilled employment, with the content of the training defined and dictated by the needs of a particular industry.

Program Requirements
Typical apprenticeship programs span 3-5 years with a minimum of 144 hours of related supplemental instruction each year. The program requirements are clearly delineated in Federal & State laws and regulations. A registered apprenticeship requires a signed, written agreement (indenture) between the sponsor and apprentice. The apprentice agrees to perform the work faithfully with diligence and to complete the related course study.

Contractors are our sponsors
Our contractors agree to make every effort to keep apprentices employed and comply with the standards established for the program. This contract ensures quality training on-the-job, in the classroom, and leads to a certificate of completion and journeyman-level status. These credentials have explicit meaning, recognition and respect in the eyes of Federal & State governments and the outside electrical industry.

Your Employment

Apprentices are full-time employees. Wages are paid to participants during the on-the-job phase of training. Wages increase as progress is made in the program, in accordance with the predefined wage progression scale outlines in the indenture agreement.
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