-----------------THE FIRST STEPS TOWARD A REWARDING CAREER IS ONLY A FEW CLICKS AWAY! -------------------
Step 1: ONLINE APPLICATION
To start electrical training, you must first apply by completing an application form. You can complete an application online at anytime.
Step 2: FOLLOW-UP APPLICATION APPOINTMENT
Once you complete the online portion of the application process, you must follow-up and call to schedule an in-person meeting to turn in the required documents, pay a processing fee, and sign the completed application. If you have questions, please call us at 804-752-8266 during office hours, which are 8am - 4:30pm.
In order to apply, you must meet the following minimum requirements:
1. Age - Must be at least 17 years old to apply & 18 years of age to participate if selected.
2. Education - Must have ONE of the following: a. High School Diploma b. GED (full credit in Algebra I or successful completion of a Tech Math course);*Provide a sealed official transcript (not diplomas) for high school and post-high school education and training. If applicable, GED records must be submitted. The Aptitude Test will not be scheduled until we have received the transcripts.
3. Valid Driver's License
4. Processing Fee - $20.00; payable by Credit/Debit Card or Cash at the time of the in-person application process.
5. Other Requirements - Applicants must be legally eligible to work in the United States and live within the area covered by Local Union 666. see map of jurisdiction
This is a Web-Based program - Applicants must have a valid email address. Accepted Applicants are required to have access to the internet and a computer to bring to class.
The following documents are required in order to accept and process your application. No exceptions.
- Valid Virginia Driver's License
- Social Security Card and/or Birth Certificate
- All Formal Education Transcripts -Official Sealed Unopended Envelope from School or Official Electronic Transcript Service (example: Parchment), sent to email@example.com
- Copy of Military Discharge (DD214 with Discharge Code)
- Letterhead Documentation/or W2's of all Previous Electrical Experience from Contractors Stating Work Hours and Pay.
- Green Card
Step 3: APTITUDE TEST
Once a completed application is submitted, we will schedule you for an aptitude test. The aptitude test covers two proficiencies, reading comprehension and mathematics (Algebra based). In order to move to the next step (interview), a qualifying score is required. The Aptitude Test is scored using the Stanine Scoring method ("standard nine"). A stanine score is a way to scale scores on a nine-point scale (0-9). An applicant must earn a four (4) or better to move to the next step of the acceptance process. Anyone not receiving a qualifying score can re-take the Aptitude Test six (6) months from the last test.
We recommend that our applicants utilize ElectricPrep, a website that provides voluntary online courses specifically crafted for individuals who want to practice their math and reading comprehension skills before taking the aptitude test. Courses offered include a mathematics refresher, reading comprehension, interview skills and an introduction to the electrical industry. However, there is a fee involved (which we do not see a penny of). If you can't afford these prep courses, we recommend that individuals prepare themselves for the math portion of the aptitude test by utilizing Khan Academy's free math course for Algebra 1.
Step 4: INTERVIEW
If you score a 4 or higher on our aptitude test you will be invited to attend the next regularly scheduled oral interview. Interviews are conducted monthly, typically on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, starting at 1:00pm. It is recommended that the applicant arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the interview session. All applicants must be present and accounted for prior to their assigned time slot. The overall interview session will last approximately 2.5 hours, so please plan accordingly. While the overall session may last hours, the actual interview will only last between 10 - 15 minutes.