The Central Valley Joint Apprenticeship Training Center(CVJATC) is a jointly sponsored organization of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and the National Electrical Contractors Association of Northern California (NorCal NECA). The purpose of the CVJATC is to educate & train our students to enable them to perform at a high level in the electrical industry.


The story of the International Brotherhood of Electricians (IBEW) extends beyond the Local 684 —one of hard work, skill, and courage. The IBEW’s goal has remained steady since the beginning: to promote excellence in the electrical industry and improve our members’ lives. 

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) is the most established and extensive electrical union in the world, existing as long as the commercial use of electricity. From the beginning, workers realized the importance—and danger—of electricity. As the industry grew, electricians began organizing themselves and setting the stage for increased safety measures, fair pay, and a better standard of living. For more information about the IBEW, visit ibew.org.


An Inside Wireman installs and maintains electrical systems in commercial and industrial facilities. To become an Inside Wireman, enroll in the 5-year Inside Wireman Training Program at Local 684. This program combines on-the-job training with classroom instruction, requiring 8,000 hours of practical experience and 1,000 hours of classroom learning. Apprentices earn while they learn, with five weeks of classroom instruction each year. There are no tuition fees.


Check out our resources for information on how to apply. Contact our office or email info@jatc684.org with any questions.