What happens Next?
After you have applied and met all requirements for the Apprenticeship Program, you qualify for an interview. We do require an aptitude test. We interview once a year, usually in June and July.
While you are waiting for your interview, we can send you out to work at 50% of Journeyman's wages, if all Apprentice that are currently in the program are working and we can not fill a job call.
Things to Work on
While waiting for an interview, there are a couple things you can do to help yourself in the process.
You will need an Electrician Apprentice license from the TDLR website (link is on our Resources page). The cost for this card is $20.00 and you have any misdemeanors of felonies, you will also need to fill out the criminal history questionnaire. We are unable to send any out to work without this license, it is a class C misdemeanor, resulting in fines between $2,000-$5,000 plus one year probated suspension up to revocation.
You can also start working on a TWIC (Texas Workers Identification Card). The Transportation Worker Identification Credential, also known as TWIC®, is required by the Maritime Transportation Security Act for workers who need access to secure areas of the nation’s maritime facilities and vessels. TSA conducts a security threat assessment (background check) to determine a person’s eligibility and issues the credential.
Pay a non-refundable fee valid for five years with a credit card, money order, company check or certified/cashier’s check. Fees are as follows, new applicant $125.25 and replacement card $60
You will need to go to the IdentoGO office located at
1620 S Padre Island Dr, Ste 175Corpus Christi, TX 78416-1363
Hours: Monday - Friday: 07:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Navigation: The Corpus Christi, TX Enrollment Center is off the intersection of S Padre Island Drive and Greenwood Drive, in the South Coast Plaza Shopping Center. The location faces Greenwood Drive. The location is across from a Popeye's Chicken. There is an "IdentoGo" Banner outside along with TSA Pre ✓® signage. The Enrollment Center is next to Metro PCS Phone Company. Suite 175 in the plaza.
Refresh your math skills! Becoming a Journeyman electrician requires a lot of math. Refreshing your math skills is recommended and can be beneficial to your success in the Apprenticeship Program.
Apply to Program
Applications are accepted year round. The first step in pursuing your career with the Texas Gulf Coast Electrical Apprenticeship Program would be to submit an application. You will need to bring the required documents (Birth Certificate, Drivers License or State ID, Social Security Card and an Offical Sealed High School Transcript or GED) in to apply. Application are accepted on Wednesday's from 1-4pm, if you can not make it on a Wednesday, please call our office to schedule an appointment.