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The New Mexico Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the Electrical Industry is a true apprenticeship registered with the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions Apprenticeship Office. The apprenticeship consists of on the job learning and in classroom related instruction. The NMJATC trains electrical workers from across the state to become journeyman inside wiremen. 

The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and  Local Union 611 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) jointly sponsor our training programs that offer apprentices the opportunity to earn wages and benefits while they learn the skills needed to be successful in the electrical industry. The NMJATC has trained thousands of  workers to become licensed electricians since its creation. The JATC works with highly successful contractors throughout the State to provide on the job training as well as extensive classroom training. Apprentices will receive competitive wages as well as a great pension and medical plan. College credit is also available to those who complete the program. After completion you will be an Inside Journeyman Wireman and entitled to all of the privilages of membership in the IBEW including the ability to work anywhere in the world that work is available.

What Does It Take to Become An Electrician?

First and foremost it takes hard work and discipline. Work ethic and work attitudes are both essential elements of becoming a successful electrician. During your apprenticeship you will be expected to work at least 40 hours a week while attending class one night a week. Being an electrician can be physically demanding. You would be expected to be on your feet for a lot of the day, manipulate heavy conduit, and to work in difficult places like on ladders or in small spaces. You could work in a variety of conditions, from outside, where you’re exposed to harsh weather, or in cramped places. Your work is potentially hazardous as well, as you may be exposed to electrical shocks, falling from scaffolding, or being cut with sharp tools. You would have to adhere to strict safety guidelines and be alert at all times.

With experience and expertise electricians can be eligible for advancement to positions of greater responsibility. They might become supervisors, managers, or superintendents. Some may even start their own business as an electrical contractor signatory to IBEW Local 611.

Whatever your goals might be, remaining focused and disciplined is the key to making it work.


No electrical knowledge is required to start the program. The Local JATC offers a practical way to get a fulfilling career, the benefits you deserve, and the skills that can support you and your family for rest of your work life.

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