Through the Baltimore-Area Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (J.A.T.C.), Power Partnership journeymen and apprentices receive classroom training and instruction to help them obtain and master electrical skills. This is in addition to mandatory safety training programs held at the J.A.T.C.’s state-of-the-art training facility.

The IBEW requires apprentices to receive a certain number of on-the-job training hours. During this period, apprentices “Earn While They Learn,” meaning they receive a livable wage for the work performed, including health benefits, while they receive hands-on training at jobsites with licensed, professional journeymen.

On select days and nights, apprentices receive mandatory classroom instruction at their J.A.T.C., to help further increase their skill set and education.

Power Partnership apprentices can specialize in one of two general areas:


Participants learn to be electricians and perform electrical construction work in commercial, industrial and residential settings.


Apprentices receive the skills and education to become telecommunications installer/technicians, where they primarily perform installations for voice, data, video, sound and other telecommunications areas.

The Power Partnership offers electrical and voice/data/video apprenticeship programs approved by the Bureau of Apprenticeship, U.S. Department of Labor and the Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Council.

The J.A.T.C. also provides journeyman upgrade training courses to help members improve or learn new skills and ensure they remain up-to-date on the latest industry technologies, standards and regulations.

Both apprentices and journeymen undergo mandatory safety training to receive OSHA certification. Additional safety classes are available depending on requirements for each jobsite.

The Power Partnership strongly promotes worksite safety and wants every member to return home safely each day after working hard on the jobsite.

For more information on the Baltimore-Area Electrical training J.A.T.C. or to apply for an apprenticeship, visit