Phone: 805-642-2149
Application Process
Updated On: Oct 02, 2023

Is the JATC currently accepting applications? Yes, the JATC is currently accepting applications. Be sure to review all of the information on this website for details related to the application process. After reviewing the information on this page, please click the link at the bottom of the page to begin the application process.

What is the last date that I can Apply to become an Apprentice? Applications must be submitted and completed in their entirety along with supporting documentation no later than 4:00PM PST on March 29, 2024. Incomplete applications will not be processed and no documentation may be submitted after the March 29, 2024 deadline.

How do I Apply? To apply for the Ventura County Electrical Apprenticeship Program, you must first complete an online application form and submit the required documentation. Your application and documentation will be evaluated to determine whether or not you meet the minimum requirements.

Basic Qualifications for Entry into the Program:

The minimum requirements for the Ventura County Electrical Apprenticeship Program include the following:

  1. You must be a minimum of 18 years old at the time of application
  2. You must have a valid driver’s license at the time of application
  3. You must show evidence that you have either:
  1. Graduated High School
  2. Completed GED Requirements
  3. Earned an Associate's, Bachelor's, Master’s Degree, or higher
  1. You must show evidence that you have either completed:
  1. One year (two-semesters) of Algebra, or higher, while in High School
  2. One Semester of Algebra, or higher, while in College
  3. The NJATC Online-Tech Math Program (available at )

Minimum requirements #3 and #4 can be waived if you have been working for an electrical construction contractor and can provide documentation that you have accumulated 4000 hours or more of experience. Documentation must consist of payroll and/or tax records.

Applicants who have served in the US Military will be required to submit a complete DD-214. For those Veterans accepted into our apprenticeship, the VCJATC is a GI Bill Approved Training Program.

If you meet the basic requirements, you will be scheduled to take the NJATC Aptitude Test Battery. This test consists of reading comprehension and algebra.

If you obtain a qualifying score on the aptitude test, you will be scheduled for an interview with the Ventura County Electrical Apprenticeship Committee.

Based on your interview and a review of your qualifications, you will receive an overall ranking. Your name will be placed on the eligibility list for two years. As new positions with the apprenticeship program become available, applicants may receive an offer of apprenticeship based on their ranking on the eligibility list.

If you are selected to receive an offer of apprenticeship, you will be required to submit to drug testing and or a background check.

A Note to Those with Disabilities:

We recognize and comply with our obligations under the American with Disabilities Act to not discriminate against qualified persons with disabilities.

If you are a person with a physical or mental impairment that you believe may affect your ability to complete any aspect of the application process and if you need accommodation to ensure that the test battery accurately measures your skills and abilities, you must notify the Ventura County Electrical Apprenticeship Training Program before, or as soon as you are scheduled to complete the NJATC Aptitude Test. Accommodation requests given on the test day CANNOT be addressed that day. In most cases, you will need to provide supporting documentation. Upon receipt of the supporting documentation, your request will be considered promptly.  A complete copy of our EEOC Notice is available at

Request an Online Application By Clicking Below:

We kindly request that you refrain from requesting an application until you have all required documentation available for upload in PDF Format (Driver's License, Birth Certificate or Other, Diploma/GED, and Official School Transcript).

By clicking on this link, I acknowledge that I have reviewed and understand the Basic Qualifications as listed above and that I have in my possession all required documents available for upload in PDF Format:


If you do not already have a TradeSchool Ventura County Electrical Apprenticeship account, you will need to complete a short process to create one. Please allow the VCJATC up to seven business days to process your request for an application.


Questions may be submitted via email to, PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE UNION HALL WITH QUESTIONS.

Contact Info
IBEW 952
3994 E. Main St
Ventura , CA 93003

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