Committed to Education
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.
Did you know that employment of electrical workers is projected to grow 14% from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. As homes and businesses require more wiring, electrical workers will be needed to install the necessary components. The job prospects for electrical workers should be excellent, as many employers report difficulty finding qualified applicants.
"Clearly, apprenticeships are a win-win: They provide workers with sturdy rungs on that ladder of opportunity and employers with the skilled workers they need to grow their businesses. And yet in America, they've traditionally been an undervalued and underutilized tool in our nation's workforce development arsenal".
Committed to Education
Are you ready to roll up your sleeves and learn something new? Welcome to the Texas Gulf Coast Electrical Apprenticeship program, one of the leading schools of its kind. Our goal is to give our students the skills, experience and confidence they need in order to become successful professionals. Contact us to learn more!
Nature of Work
Electrical workers install, maintain and repair electrical power, communications, lighting and control systems in homes, businesses and factories. Electrical workers work indoors and outdoors in nearly every type of facility. Almost all electricians work full time, which may include evenings and weekends. The work can be dangerous and potential injuries include electrical shocks and burns, cuts and falls. Electrical workers learn their trade through a registered apprenticeship program that is usually cost free to the student.
Must be at least 18 years of age, be a high school graduate or have a GED, and have one credit of Algebra 1. You must be physically capable of lifting and doing construction work. A $20 fee will be assessed before you fill out the application, whether it is complete or not
You must have the following paperwork in order to apply:
Official sealed High School Transcript
Valid Driver’s License/State ID
Social Security Card
GED Certificate (if applicable)
College transcript (if applicable)
Documented Experience (if applicable)
Veterans- DD214 as proof of service (if applicable)
Proof of experience in Electrical Field (if applicable)
*If you do not meet the algebra requirement, you can fulfill this requirement by gaining an approved credit of algebra, or complete the NJATC Tech Math Online Course which can be found at:
*Diploma/GED and Algebra requirements can be bypassed with 4,000 documented hours of work in the electrical construction field.
*Applications will be taken Wednesday’s from 1-4:00 PM, with the exception of holidays (other application times may be available by appointments, call (361) 884-8414 to set up an appointment). Applicants are open to all persons regardless of age, race, creed, national origin or sex.
Classes are held two nights a week, starting after Labor Day, and continue until the end of May. Each year will include 199 hours of classroom training.
Terms of the Apprenticeship
5 years of paid on the job training (8000 hours)
5 years of classroom training (1000 hours)
First 6 months is a probationary period
Credit may be granted for previous experience in the Electrical Construction field.