Why Choose Us



The MEJATC Inside Wireman apprenticeship training program is jointly sponsored by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and the National Electrical Contractor’s Association (NECA). This five (5) year apprenticeship program is a combination of related classroom instruction and on-the-job training (OJT).

Participants in this program earn wages and benefits while learning the skills needed for a trade in the electrical industry. Inside Wireman apprentices primarily perform electrical construction work in commercial and industrial settings; accumulating a minimum of 8,000 OJT hours during their apprenticeship. Classroom instruction consists of two (2) sessions a week and most sessions are three (3) hours in duration; totaling 900 hours of classroom instruction throughout the program.

A working knowledge of algebra is necessary to keep pace with the program curriculum. Apprenticeship classes generally follow the Shelby County School system as to the date school starts, holidays observed and vacations. Participation is mandatory in all scheduled related classroom instruction and on-the-job training assignments. Upon completion of this program you will have a very rewarding career as an IBEW journeyman electrician.



Since apprentice training is sponsored by IBEW Local Union 474 and Memphis Chapter, NECA, our apprentices have a low-cost financial investment toward their electrical career.

  • Hand Tools – the cost is about $300 – $350 if all items on the apprentice tool list are needed
  • Textbooks/Materials – the cost averages around $700 per school year
  • Laptop – for assigned lessons on the electrical training ALLIANCE’s Learning Management System. It mush be running the full version of Microsoft Windows 7 OS or higher.

Memphis Electrical JATC apprentices earn between $120,000 – $150,000 in wages during their apprenticeship.


In addition to their wages, our apprentices receive health insurance and personal annuity retirement plan (the contribution amount increases as you advance in the program). All time spent in apprenticeship counts towards service credits in other pension plans.

IBEW 474 Members Continuing Education Available Courses

Courses are now available! Gain the latest information through our continuing education program. Register now for courses. IBEW Card # is required.


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Memphis Electrical JATC is an Equal Opportunity Training Program and does not discriminate against any applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, or age (except the applicant must meet the minimum age requirement as specified in the standards). Applicants must be a minimum of 17 years of age to apply and 18 years of age at selection.