The Dakotas Area Electrical Apprenticeship and Training Fund (JATC) is a trust financed electrical apprenticeship program jointly administered and run by labor and management.

The electrical contractors, through their membership with the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), make up the management side. Electrical workers who are members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) make up the labor side. They serve without pay and give of their time and knowledge to ensure the electrical field has the best qualified and most skilled apprentices and journeymen.

The Dakotas JATC implements the training programs for both the apprentices and journeymen and has jurisdiction over all aspects of apprenticeship.

The JATC provides 8,000 hours of on-the-job training for each apprentice, along with five years of classroom instruction (180 hours per year). Vocational students with electrical degrees are given 2,000 hours credit toward on-the-job training and two years credit toward classroom instruction.

To find out more about the Dakotas JATC and to request an application, please visit their website.