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February 29, 2024

Electricians Recruit Apprentices

Rochester, NY (February 7, 2024) - The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) for Rochester Electrical Local Union #86, will conduct a recruitment from April 3, 2024 through March 19, 2025 for 25 Electrician apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today.

Applications must be completed in person at the Rochester Electrical JATC Local Union #86, 3540 Winton Place, Rochester, NY 14623, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month, excluding legal holidays, during the recruitment period. All applications must be received no later than March 19, 2025.

Applicants must pay a $10.00 testing fee at the time of application. Please note: This fee may be waived upon request. Fee waivers will be approved upon showing verifiable proof of financial need.

The Committee requires that applicants:

  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Must have a high school diploma or a high school equivalency diploma (such as TASC or GED), including one year of algebra with a passing grade.
  • Apprentices must furnish their own tools. The estimated total cost of tools is $200 to start and $1,000 by the end of the program.
  • Must be physically able to perform the work required as determined by a physical exam and drug test, at the expense of the sponsor, after selection and prior to enrollment in apprenticeship.
  • Must be able to climb, and work from ladders and scaffolds of various lengths and heights.
  • Must be able to crawl and work in confined spaces, such as attics, manholes, and crawl spaces.
  • Must live within the geographic jurisdiction of Local Union #86, which includes:  
    • Genesee County: townships of Batavia*, Bergen, Bethany, Byron, Le Roy, Elba*, Pavilion, and Stafford. (*That portion east of the line following the Little Tonawanda Creek, north to the Tonawanda Creek; north on Tonawanda Creek to the city limits of Batavia; northwest and northeast around the city limits, but including the City of Batavia (in effect prior to February 1, 1970), to State Highway 98; north on 98 to Orleans County.)
    • Livingston County: all of Livingston County.
    • Monroe County: all of Monroe County.
    • Ontario County: townships of Bristol, Canadice, Naples, West Bloomfield, Richmond, South Bristol, East Bloomfield, and Victor.
    • Orleans County: townships of Clarendon, Kendall, and Murray.
    • Wayne County: townships of Macedon, Marion, Ontario, Palmyra, Sodus, Walworth, and Williamson.
    • Wyoming County: townships of Castile, Covington, Gainesville, Genesee Falls, Middlebury, Perry, Pike, and Warsaw.
  • Must have reliable means of transportation to and from various job sites and required classes at the approved school.
  • Must be willing and able to attend all classes, as required to complete the apprenticeship.
  • Must be able to write, read, hear and understand verbal and written instructions and warnings given in English.
  • Must take and obtain a score of four or higher, out of a possible nine points, on the NJATC Electrical Aptitude Test.

For further information, applicants should contact the Rochester Electrical JATC Local Union #86 at (585) 235-5050. Additional job search assistance can be obtained at your local New York State Department of Labor Career Center (see: dol.ny.gov/career-centers).

Apprentice programs registered with the Department of Labor must meet standards established by the Commissioner. Under state law, sponsors of programs cannot discriminate against applicants because of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, or marital status. Women and minorities are encouraged to submit applications for apprenticeship programs. Sponsors of programs are required to adopt affirmative action plans for the recruitment of women and minorities.

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