14-Week Training Program

The Puget Sound Electrical JATC (PSEJATC) in Washington State, in cooperation with the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 46, recently began a new training program for US military veterans returning from active duty.

The “Veterans in Construction Electrical” (VICE) program is a 14-week intensive training program for selected veterans with an aptitude for the electrical industry. PSEJATC is proud to assist transitioning veterans to help them enter into an exciting career within the electrical industry.

PSEJATC is a non-profit organization that provides the training required to receive certifications in Inside Wireman (Construction) Electrician, Low Voltage/Sound and Communication Electrician, and Residential Electrician. The training center is jointly sponsored by the Puget Sound Chapter of the NECA and IBEW Local 46.

NECA is the voice of the $100 billion industry responsible for bringing lighting, power, and communications to buildings and communities across the United States. NECA’s national office and 120 local chapters advance the electrical contracting industry through advocacy, education, research, and standards development.

The IBEW represents approximately 750,000 members who work in a wide variety of fields, including utilities, construction, telecommunications, broadcasting, manufacturing, railroads and government. The IBEW is among the largest unions in the country and has members in many skilled occupations.