Please note that you must interview in every area you apply to. Please do not apply to an area that you are not willing to go to for an interview and be able to relocate to, if offered a position. To qualify for interview and ranking for this program you must:

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. High School Graduate or;
    1. Have a certificate of High School Equivalency or GED or;
    2. Have a two-year Associate Degree or higher
  2. Successfully completed one full year of High School Algebra with a grade of “C” or better or;
    1. One full semester of post high school algebra with a grade of “C” or better or;
    2. The electrical training ALLIANCE online Tech Math course
  3. Able to work legally in the United States and provide a valid Social Security Number
  4. Capable of completing all requirements of apprenticeship, including being able and willing to:
    1. Safely perform, or learn to safely perform essential functions of the job
    2. Get to and from work at job sites within the geographical jurisdiction of the Local Union
    3. Attend and successfully complete all related instruction
    4. Understand and follow all JATC Rules and Policies
    5. Climb and work from ladders, scaffolds, poles and towers of various heights
    6. Push, pull, crawl, crouch and work in confined spaces, lift 25-50 pounds regularly and use various hand and power tools
    7. Read, hear, speak and understand instructions and warnings in English
  5. Be a minimum of 18 years of age at the time of registration (may apply at 17)
  6. Possess a valid driver’s license

NOTE: Most applicants will also need to take, and pass, an aptitude test prior to interview.

Direct Entry / Direct Interview:

Applicants may qualify for either Direct Entry or Direct Interview if they meet any of the following qualifications:

  1. Military Experience. Applicants who have completed at least three years of active-duty service, with an honorable discharge within 5 years of date of application.
  2. [Electrical] Industry Experience. Applicants who can verify that they have worked a minimum of 2,000 hours specifically in the electrical construction trade.
  3. Applicants who have completed any of the following:
    1. electrical training ALLIANCE Interim Credential Program
    2. School-to-Apprenticeship Program (STA)
    3. Job Corps [electrical construction] training program
    4. Pre-apprenticeship Programs

We must receive all required documentation by the application deadline to qualify for that interview. Interviews will be scheduled in each area on an AS NEEDED basis. If you are interested in more than one area, you must select EACH area on your application, and you will interview in EACH area.

This program is a five-year on-the-job training program where students are taught the trade while actually working it. Apprentices are also required to attend classes offered at no charge through the JATC program. There is a yearly book fee of about $696 (based on the 2017-18 year) due by the first day of classes.

If you have any questions about the program, please feel free to contact the office at 701-297-5934 or

Geographical Area Covered: States of North Dakota, South Dakota, with the exception of the southern halves of Yankton, Clay, and Union counties; and the following counties in Minnesota: Kittson, Roseau, Marshall, Pennington, Red Lake, Polk, Norman, Mahnomen, Clay, Becker, Wilkin, Ottertail, Grant, Douglas, Pipestone, Murray, Rock, Nobles, and Traverse.  View maps here.


This is a notice of Equal Employment Opportunity in Electrical Apprenticeship.

View our Standards, EEO/AA Plan, Selection Procedures and Rules & Policies here:

Apprentice Policy Statement 2022

Selection Procedures 2019

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EEO & AA Plan 2019

EEO Pledge signed BOT

Dakotas-NJATC Approved TeleCommunications Standards