NEW Apprentice Opportunity for the Intelligent Transportation Systems Program

June 12, 2018

NEW Apprentice Opportunity for the Intelligent Transportation Systems Program

The IBEW 569 / NECA Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee for the San Diego Electrical Training Center is looking to accept 15-20 Apprentices for our new 4-year Intelligent Transportation Systems Program.

This apprenticeship incorporates on-the job training and supplemental classroom related instruction for the Intelligent Transportation Systems Program, and will continue to accept applications from eligible applicants in accordance with its approved standards and selection procedure.

Applications will be accepted at the San Diego Training Center M-F from 8a-4p until June 21st, 2018 for consideration for the Fall 2018 semester. Applicants who complete the application and provide the required documentation listed below will be invited to take an aptitude test and, with a qualifying score, interview for an opportunity to be accepted into the ITS apprenticeship.

San Diego Training Center
4675 Viewridge Ave
San Diego, CA 92123

Required Documents:

  1. Valid driver’s license (All applicants must be minimum of 18 years of age at the time of selection/registration)
  2. Sealed high school transcript or GED equivalency
  3. Show evidence of successful completion of: one full credit of high school algebra with a passing grade, or one post-high school algebra course with a passing grade, or completion of the NJATC math course
  4. DD-214 to verify military training if applicant is a veteran

Upon completing the written exam with a passing grade of 4 or above, the applicant will be scheduled for an Oral Interview with the ITS Joint Apprenticeship Committee. The purpose of this interview is to evaluate and determine eligibility, and the proper period of apprenticeship for which the applicant qualifies. All applicants who complete the interview process will be eligible for this program subject to the needs of the industry.

Veterans may have testing requirement waived with all of the following:

  1. Honorable Discharge
  2. Separated within 5 years of applying for apprenticeship program
  3. DD214 Form (Member-4)

All applications will be received and processed without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, or sex.


What is Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeship is a well-organized and supervised training method we use to enable people with little or no prior knowledge of our craft or trade to become qualified journeymen. It is an “earn while you learn program” as the on-the-job portion of the training is a full- time, well- paid job.

1. The apprentices are employed under a union contract, which includes regular wage increases and diversified training.
2. You are paid good wages while you learn.
3. You will gain experience using the most modern practices.
4. You will work under the direction of a competent Journeyman who will teach you the
trade in the shop and at the job-site.
5. You will attend evening classes a minimum of six (6) hours each week, and one (1) or more Saturday classes per month to receive technical instruction related to our trade. This is one reason for our high academic entrance requirements

Career Description
The Transportation Systems Apprenticeship scope of work covers street lighting, traffic signals, and intelligent freeway systems. It is physically demanding work as the majority of conduit and wire is installed underground, requiring digging, boring, removal of street surface and restoration of street surface. Repetitive lifting of 25 to 50 pound objects occurs on a fairly constant schedule.

Additionally, the Transportation Systems Electrician works at height installing traffic poles, traffic signals, lighting poles, light heads and freeway board lighting. Traffic control to establish safe work areas involves lane closure, setting cones, flashing signal boards, directional signage, and flagging skills. The ability to follow specific instructions, especially involving safety, is our most important requirement. It is all outdoor work with exposure to environmental elements.

What Benefits Do I Gain if I Am Accepted?

  1. An opportunity to learn a most respected trade in one of the most technical crafts of the building trades, and earn a good wage while you learn.
  2. An opportunity to become a member of the most respected and progressive Union in the Building and Construction Trades: The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
  3. The opportunity to “earn” Transportation Journeyman status and certification, which is recognized throughout the United States. Your Transportation journeyman ticket is security for yourself and your family for life.
  4. The opportunity to earn an exceptional wage during your working life, and receivevaluable benefits throughout your retirement.

What is expected of me if I am selected?

  1. Your commitment and dedication to a very valuable career.
  2. Your complete cooperation and willingness to learn.
  3. A desire for excellence in your classroom attendance and learning.
  4. Dependability at your on-the-job training assignment.
  5. A day’s work for a day’s pay
  6. A drug-free workforce. Pre-employment and continued drug testing is required.

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