Application Process

Due to the current pandemic, all applications must be completed online by printing out the application below. Applications can either be sent by mail or there is a secure drop box located outside of the back door of our Union Hall. Along with the application, each applicant must also sign our Affidavit. If you would like to apply to both our Residential and Commercial programs, you must fill out two applications filling in the appropriate bubbles at the top of the application accordingly. 

Our Union Hall address is: 8803 Niagara Falls Blvd. 
                                              Niagara Falls, NY 14304

Apprenticeship Application & Affidavit:

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The next step in the application process is to pass the aptitude test. We will notify you as to when you are scheduled to take the test. 

There is a $10 fee for the aptitude test
**We only accept cash or check**

Qualifications

a. Presently at least 18 years of age
b. Currently a resident of Niagara County or the western portion of Orleans County 
c. High school graduate or have a GED
d. Successful completion of one full year of high school algebra

e. To qualify for an interview, one must obtain a score of "4" or higher on the electrical trade's aptitude test developed and validated by the American Institute for Research
f. If selected for apprenticeship, one must possess and maintain a valid Driver's License
g. If selected for apprenticeship, one must successfully pass a drug screening test and a background check

Apprenticeship Training

Commercial Apprentice

Inside wireman apprenticeship is a 5 year period of Classroom and On-the-job Training (OJT)

OJT:
The apprentice must complete a minimum of 8200 hours before moving on to become a Journeyman

Classroom Training:
The apprentice must attend class two nights a week (6pm-10pm) along with any additional nights or weekends as required for OSHA training or any other needed training courses.


 

Residential Apprentice

Residential apprenticeship is a 3 year period of Classroom and On-the-job Training (OJT)

OJT:
The apprentice must complete a minimum of 4800 hours before moving on to become a Residential Wireman

Classroom Training:
The apprentice must attend class two nights a week (6pm-10pm) along with any additional nights or weekends as required for OSHA training or any other needed training courses.


 

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