IBEW 466 – Charleston

Electrify Your Career with I.B.E.W. Local 466

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 466 and the Charleston Division of the WV-Ohio Valley National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) work together to deliver the highest quality training available for our electrical apprentices and journeymen.

The Charleston Electrical JATC trains quality craftsmen for all phases of electrical work, from residential and commercial to industrial, instrumentation, and tele-data.  Our apprentices receive 5 years training with a total of 900 hours of classroom instruction, and 8000 hours of on the job training. This provides our contractors with craftsmen who have the knowledge, skills, and attitude to remain competitive with honest, wages and benefits.

The Charleston electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee will accept apprenticeship applications from 10:00 AM-6:00PM the third (3rd) Thursday each month.   Applications will be accepted at the Charleston JATC Building located at 810 Indiana Ave, Charleston WV.

The application must be filled out at the JATC office.  Read the latest notice

To meet minimum qualifications for application to the apprenticeship an applicant must:

  • Be a minimum of 17 years of age
  • Provide proof of high school graduation Diploma, or have a GED, or have a two-year Associate Degree or higher..
  • Show evidence of successful completion of:  One full year of high school algebra with a passing grade, or one post high school algebra course with a passing grade.  (If an applicant does not have a passing grade in an accredited one year algebra class they may contact the local board of education to entroll in an evening adult algebra class, or enroll in an accredited online course such as –http://www.njatc.utk.edu/techmath.htm
  • Provide an official ranscript of high school and post high school education and training.   All GED records must be submitted if applicable.
  • Submit a DD-214 to verify military training and/or experience if they are a veteran and wise to receive consideration for such training/experience
  • Qualify for interview using the electrical trade’s aptitude test developed and validated by the American Institutes for Research.  Information about preparing for the aptitude test can be found  at http://www.electricprep.com  This test will only be administered at the JATC Office once each year in the spring prior to interviews
  • Present evidence that they possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Prior to be being indentured, those selected from the pool of interviewed applicants will be at least 18 years of age
  • Individuals who can verify (proper documentation required) that they have worked a minimum of four thousand (4000) hours  specifically in the electrical construction trade, do not need to meet the requirements of items (b) and (c).
  • At time of application, there is an application fee of $20.00

Each applicant must provide the materials listed A through J at the time they come in to fill out an application.

The recruitment, selection, employment and training of apprentices during their apprenticeship, shall be without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex or age – except the applicant must be at least 17 years of age to apply and 18 years of age at the time of indenture.  The JATC does not, and will not, discriminate against a qualified individual with a disability because of the disability of such individual.  The sponsor will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under applicable law and lawful regulations issued thereunder.

Applicants who meet all basic requirements and are a resident of one of the counties listed below, will be interviewed by the JATC.  Apprentices will be selected in order of their ranking.

Jurisdiction:  In Zone 1 (Charleston Area) Boone, Braxton, Calhoun, Clay, Fayette, Gilmer, Kanawha, Nicholas, Putnam, Raleigh, Roane, Summers, Webster and Wyoming counties.

Zone 2 (Bluefield/Princeton Area)  Greenbrier, McDowell, Mercer, Monroe.  In Virginia Bland, Buchanan, Carroll, Giles, Grayson, Smyth, Tazewell and Wythe counties.


The Recruitment, selection, employment and training of apprentices shall be without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin or sex.  The JATC will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunities in apprenticeship and training and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the code of federal regulations, Part 30.