Sound & Communication


Apprentice Opportunity for the Sound and Communication Wireman Program

The Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee offers a complete 3-year program incorporating on-the-job training and supplemental classroom related instruction for the Sound and Communication Wireman Program leading to the installer classification, and continues to accept applications from eligible applicants in accordance with its approved standards and selection procedure.


All Applicants are directed to apply using our online system. Applicants who complete the online application will be invited in person to submit the required documentations and take the written exam.


We are located at:
Net Zero Plus Electrical Training Institute
6023 S. Garfield Avenue City of Commerce, CA 90040

Required Documentation

  1. Valid Driver’s License or other Government-issued Photo Identification
    (All applicants must be minimum of 18 years of age at the time of application)
  2. Original High School Diploma or GED Equivalent
  3. Official, Sealed Transcripts showing one of the following:
    • Two semesters of High School Algebra with a passing grade of “C” or better OR
    • One semester of College Algebra with a passing grade of “C” or better OR
    • Successfully completed the NJATC On-Line Tech Math Course
  4. Original Social Security Card
  5. Must be a U.S. Citizen or meet INS requirements
These must be in legal document form. Photocopies will be made and must remain in the applicant’s file, with the originals being returned to the applicant.Each qualified applicant will be required to participate in an oral interview with the Electrical Joint Apprenticeship Committee. The purpose of this interview is to evaluate and determine eligibility, and the proper period of apprenticeship for which the applicant qualifies. This evaluation procedure may consist of a Credit for Prior Experience exam (CPE), the oral interview, and any supportive documents submitted by the applicant to ascertain his/her skill level within the program. All applicants who complete the interview process will be eligible for this program subject to the needs of the industry.

All Applicants are directed to apply using our online system, which will be processed without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, or sex.

What is Apprenticeship?
Apprenticeship is a well-organized and supervised training method we use to enable people with little or no prior knowledge of our craft or trade to become qualified journeymen. It is an “earn while you learn program” as the on-the-job portion of the training is a full- time, well- paid job.

  1. The apprentices are employed under a union contract, which includes regular wage increases and diversified training.
  2. You are paid good wages while you learn.
  3. You will gain experience using the most modern practices.
  4. You will work under the direction of a competent Journeyman who will teach you the trade in the shop and at the job-site. You will receive close personal attention.
  5. You will attend classes during the day for a minimum of six (6) weeks per year to receive technical instruction related to our trade. You will not receive compensation during your class weeks, but you will be eligible for unemployment benefits. This is one reason for our high academic entrance requirements.

Career Description
The Sound and Communication Installer Program requires moderate physical effort on the part of the apprentice. Most all of the work day is spent working on one’s feet, climbing and working from ladders, crouching, bending, pulling, and pushing. Fine work with one’s hands require manual dexterity. The apprentice must possess the ability to follow specific directions, especially safety instructions. Most of the work is indoors, but some will be outdoors exposed to environmental elements.

We are Selective
We are seeking men and women of all races who demonstrate the best character, aptitude, motivation, and traits conducive to success in our trade. Employers and union representatives who make up the JATC, interview all qualified candidates in an effort to select only the best candidates. A good candidate is one with a record of having done well in school, especially in math and in science, one who has demonstrated reliability, possesses a sincere desire to succeed, and one who has a positive attitude and a desire to work hard. The electrical construction trade is an occupation requiring a high level of knowledge and skill, which we teach to hundreds of successful qualified and fortunate individuals.

What Benefits do I gain if I am accepted?

  1. An opportunity to learn a most respected trade in one of the most technical crafts of the building trades, and earn a good wage while you learn.
  2. An opportunity to become a member of the most respected and progressive Union in the Building and Construction Trades; The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
  3. The opportunity to “earn” journeyman status and certification, which is recognized throughout the United States. Your journeyman ticket is security for yourself and your family for life.
  4. The opportunity to continue your education after you become a journeyman, for our industry has extension courses to teach various specialties of our trade, and keep you
    updated on the most modern technologies.
  5. The opportunity to earn an exceptional wage during your working life, and receive valuable benefits throughout your retirement.

What is expected of me if I am selected?

  1. Your commitment and dedication to a very valuable career.
  2. Your complete cooperation and willingness to learn.
  3. A desire for excellence in your classroom attendance and learning.
  4. Dependability at your on-the-job training assignment.
  5. A day’s work for a day’s pay
  6. A drug-free workforce. Pre-employment and continued drug testing is required. If prior to Boot Camp or at Boot Camp you refuse to consent to any drug test, do not have sufficient hair for the hair follicle test (hair must be one inch long or longer to test), or do not provide a sufficient sample of urine for the drug test, your offer of entry into the apprenticeship program will be revoked, and you must wait at least six months re-apply to the program by submitting a new application and following all subsequent application policies and procedures.

Increasing Apprentice Compensation

(Current wage rate effective 12/27/2021)

Job Hours Percentages Rate Per Hour
0 45% $19.74
800 50% $21.94
1600 55% $24.13
2400 60% $26.32
3200 65% $28.52
4000 80% $35.10
4800 100% $43.87

Benefits Funded by Employer Contributions

Health and Welfare Pension
1. Medical 1. One plan paid by Union Member as part of Dues.
2. Hospital 2. One plan funded by employer contribution.
3. Prescription Drugs
4. Dental
5. Vision