Colorado Springs Electrical JATC

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About us


The electrical training ALLIANCE (previously called NJATC) was created over 70 years ago as a joint training program between the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) aimed at training the best electrical workers the industry has to offer. Today, the electrical training ALLIANCE has developed into the largest apprenticeship and training program of its kind, having trained over 350,000 apprentices to journeyman status through local affiliate programs.


Over the years, we have continually trained the best craftsperson in the industry without cost to the taxpayers. Students in the electrical training ALLIANCE training programs earn while they learn by doing apprenticeships. Not only does this allow students to earn an income while in school, it also creates new tax revenue for the economy. Each year, participants in the electrical training ALLIANCE programs pay in excess of six hundred million dollars in taxes. This is truly a model program as it takes little to nothing from the taxpayers while training some of the most productive workers in the world who thereby pay tremendous dollars to the country.


The electrical training ALLIANCE developed uniform standards that are adopted and used nationwide to select and train thousands of qualified men and women each year. Through the electrical training ALLIANCE, the IBEW and NECA have hundreds of local programs offering apprenticeship and training in the following areas:

  • Residential Wireman
  • Journey-Level Worker Lineman
  • Journey-Level Worker Tree Trimmer
  • Journey-Level Worker Inside Wireman
  • Telecommunication VDV Installer-Technician
  • Journeyman Upgrade
  • OSHA 10/30, First Aid, CPR, NFPA-70E

A small sample of our curriculum

AC & DC Theory

From the basics to complex circuit calculations, from series circuit to parallel circuits, we will give you a solid foundation.

Motor Controls

Becoming a journeyman electrican means mastering the ability to make electricity do what you want when you want.

Fire Alarm Systems

When is comes to life safety we don't play around. Our instructors have real world experience that makes the difference.

Pipe Bending

From hand benders to table benders, from 1/2" EMT to 4" Rigid, from 3 bend and 4 bend saddles to back to back bends - learn from the best.

Low Volt VDV

Card Access, Intrusion detection, Video camera sytems, fiber optics, network systems and much much more.

Building Automation

From lighting systems to hvac. Learn how day to day operations are fully automated with the latest technology.

National Electric Code

Knowing the code increases productivity and reduces the number of hours lost on a job because you do it right the first time.


The world is changing. Green technology is the future. Learn about wind turbines and photovoltaics.

Meet the team

We have a vast number of years of combined real world experience. We strive for excellence. We are dedicated. We are here to help you succeed.


Francis Vigil

Training Director


John DeLuke

Lead Instructor


Mike Kessler



Shawn Tilkins



Daniel Vigil



Jerry Swenson

Low Volt Instructor


Kiel Henderson



Mike Papai

Low Volt Instructor


Dana Park



Sam Lacombe

Low Volt Instructor


Brian McKinnon


What our apprentices say


The JATC has made transitioning from the military pretty smooth. I am also learning a new skill that is taking me to higher places while also allowing me to continue working to support my family

Dustin Bennett
BW Systems


My time with the JATC has given me not only the knowledge to succeed at a career I'm passionate about, but also the brotherhood and fellowship that so many other organizations are missing.

Brett Abbott
Berwick Electric Co


The apprenticeship program is very unique. It combines school work with on the job training so you earn a living while learning the skills you need for your career. It's really been life changing for me and I would definitely recommend it.

Allison Gontar
Berwick Electric Co

What our graduates say


The union electrician program is great on the job and classroom training. I know I have a trade skill and can provide for my family. I enjoy the career and have developed relationships with life long friends

Bradley Hartman
UC Health Maintenance


The IBEW apprenticeship has afforded me the opportunity to learn a lifelong skill set that can never be taken away. Through commitment and hard work I earned the title of Electrician. No better feeling than knowing I’m in a high demand career field with zero student loans.

Anthony Henderson


The JATC has provided me with the skills and knowledge to be one of the best electricians in our town. I was able to learn from some of the best teachers while getting hands on training in the field.

Karim Sharpton
Setpoint Systems


For the trade of: Inside Wireman Apprentice & Installer Technician
Number of openings: As needed
Application will be taken online.
Program sponsor: Colorado Springs Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee VIII-90919
Where to apply: Click "here" to start the process:
Telephone: (719) 473-1781 Fax (719) 471-8488
Geographical Area: counties of Cheyenne, Elbert, El Paso, Kit Carson, Lincoln, Park and Teller

    Minimum qualifications:
  • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age at the time of selection and indenture
  • Must be a high school graduate or have a GED
  • Must have completed one full year of high school algebra course with a passing grade
  • Must have a qualifying score on the national joint apprenticeship and training committee aptitude tests (developed and validated by the American institute for research)
    • Applicants are required to submit:
  • Signed statement that he or she is physically able to perform electrical construction work
  • Applicants selected from pool will be required to provide results of physical examination/drug screen
  • Proof of age - Birth certificate or other reliable source
  • High school diploma or GED certificate
  • Must provide transcript or transcripts of high school or post High School showing courses and grades
  • Copy of veterans discharge record (DD-214) to receive consideration for training experience VA benefits
  • Valid Colorado Driver's License
  • Social Security Card

  • All applicants are selected without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin

    Contact us

    Business Hours
    Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    414 W Pikes Peak Ave,
    Colorado Springs, CO 80905


    +1 719 473 1781