This is a 5-Year program that involves work during the day and trade-related classroom instruction 2 nights a week for roughly 8 months out of each year of apprenticeship. The scope of work for this program includes all types of electrical work other than outside lineman work. Your wages and benefits would increase as you progress through the program. Starting wage is currently $15.36 per hour.

Available Apprenticeship Programs

This program is for individuals with 0 - 8,000 hours of verifiable electrical construction experience. This is a self-paced program that will require the apprentice to complete some trade related instruction and on-the-job training in order to advance to the next level of construction wireman. The scope of work for this program includes all types of electrical work other than outside lineman work. Starting wage is currently $11.60 per hour

Inside Wireman

The recruitment, selection, employment and training of apprentices during their apprenticeship, shall be without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex. The applicant must meet the minimum age requirement. 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.

This is a 3-Year program that involves work during the day and trade-related classroom instruction 2 nights a week for roughly 8 months out of each year of apprenticeship. The scope of work includes the installation, connection and maintenance of lower voltage systems such as but not limited to: WiFi systems, Data Communications, Nurse Call, Fire Alarm, Fiber Optics and Security Systems. Your wages and benefits would increase as you progress through the program. Starting wage is currently $12.74 per hour.

Construction Electrician

Commercial & Industrial Electrical Work

Journeyman Electrician

Telecommunication / Low Voltage Work

Construction Wireman

The Lincoln Electrical JATC conducts continuing education courses for journeymen electricians on a multitude of subjects. Please check our current course selection listed on this website for more information. These courses are available for all journeymen no matter if you are a member of IBEW Local #265 or not. If you are not currently a member and would like more information about Local #265 and how to become one, please contact Chris Callihan or Tom Emerson at (402) 423-4497.


Applicants who meet all basic requirements and receive a qualifying score on the electrical trades’ aptitude test will be interviewed by the JATC. Apprentices will be selected in order of their final ranking.

Low Voltage Technician

This program is for individuals with more than 8,000 hours of verifiable electrical construction experience and without a state of Nebraska Journeymen's license. This is a self-paced program that will require the apprentice to complete some trade related instruction and on-the-job training in order to advance to the next level of construction electrician. The scope of work for this program includes all types of electrical work other than outside lineman work. Starting wage is currently $18.84 per hour