The Committee itself is made up of four representatives from Local Union 379 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), and three representatives from the Atlantic Coast Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA). All applicants who are selected into the apprenticeship program offered by the JATC are placed to work with signatory contractors of Local Union 379 IBEW. All apprentices in these training programs are required to complete on the job training hours, as well as classroom related instruction hours.
The JATC meets on a monthly basis to discuss and deal with the administrative issues of the various training programs. The JATC is funded by a negotiated contribution that each contractor pays per man-hour worked.
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (I.B.E.W.) Union Local 379 represents union inside electricians and outside electrical linemen who service the Charlotte, N.C., region; the Greater Greenville and Upstate South Carolina area, and counties in Northern Georgia. Through Local 379, these men and women are united to improve the entire electrical industry.
The I.B.E.W., representing more than 750,000 members in the United States and Canada, is one of the largest and most progressive unions associated with the AFL-CIO.
The Atlantic Coast Chapter, National Electrical Contractors Association (ACC-NECA), advocates for its member contractors while enhancing the welfare of the entire electrical construction industry throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. ACC-NECA represents qualified and experienced electrical contractors through advocacy, education, research and standards development.
NECA is the voice of the United States’ $100 billion electrical and communications industry and is dedicated to enhancing the industry by promoting quality workmanship and training.