Calling my FMAT Brothers & Sisters in the IBEW!

Discussion in 'The Den' started by MSTCND, Nov 17, 2006.


    MSTCND New Member

    This coming Wednesday, I have an appointment to go to my local IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) Union Hall (Local 313).

    Although I'm only going to pick up an application to the apprenticeship program... I'm hoping to also get a chance to meet the local NJATC (National Joint Apprenticeship Training Commitee) representative as well.

    With some luck, and the help of friends in the Local... I hope to be accepted into the NJATC program before (or at least close to) my 40th birthday in February.

    So, having said this... what pearls of wisdom do those of you currently in the IBEW have for a newbie to the trade who is starting out at such a "seasoned" age?

    Honestly, Union or not, I could use the advice of ANYONE in the electrical trade at this point... although my personal choice is to be union...

    After reviewing the information on the NJACT website... I'm leaning towards either VDV Installer Technician or Residential Wireman...

    Thoughts? Comments? How about tips on getting in the Union to begin with?

    Thank you to any and all who respond!

    Your Brother in the arts (and hopefuly the IBEW),

    Last edited: Nov 17, 2006
  2. arnisador

    arnisador Active Member

    Looks like we have no other electrical workers here? I have a degree in electrical engineering, but that's not what I do any more!
  3. Carol

    Carol <font color = blue><b>Technical Administrator</b><

    I replied to Andy on... another board :eek:

    I was in the IBEW for a brief period of time, but I'm not an electrician.

    MSTCND New Member

    That's OK, Carol... it wasn't another FMA board! It was KenpoTalk! :coolyello

    I went to the hall today... and posted about it over on KT earlier today. Perhaps I'll pull the post over later...

    Your Brother in the arts,


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