Why Choose Technology Services?
Open Yourself Up to More Opportunities for Growth
Advance More in this Growing Field
The Technology Services industry is arguably even more diverse than electrical and can provide greater opportunities for advancement.
LESS PHYSICALLY DEMANDING
Rather than typical construction job sites, technology services usually involve cleaner, more technical environments. It is also less straining on the body in most cases.
EARNING UPON COMPLETION
Up to $62,100 annually, plus $23,963 in health and retirement benefits.
EARN YOUR STATUS IN LESS TIME
In just 3 years, you’ll be a Telecom Journeyperson.
EARN WHILE YOU LEARN
Like all JATC tracks, you’ll earn a rewarding wage throughout your program, which means you aren’t burdened by student loans.
What to Expect
- Minimum of 480 hours of instruction and 4,800 hours of on-the-job training.
- For the first two years, attend class once every other week while working with
electrical contractors in voice-data-video installations. In the last year, attend electives and continue your on-the-job training.
- In class and lab, you’ll learn EIA/TIA standards; AC/DC theory; Category 5, 5E and 6 cables; structured wiring systems; local area networks and fiber optic theory.
- On the job, train on various installations, including cabling, coaxial and fiber optic cable and security systems.
In three years, you’ll be a journeyperson. Technology Services are integral to any organization across all industries because each one needs resilient data networks to function, collaborate, and grow. These networks provide essential, reliable communication within organizations and between multiple organizations.
Career Fields Include:
- Audio and Visual
- Cabling Infrastructure
- Lighting and Controls
- Fire Alarm
How to Apply
- Make a Local 26 TradeSchool user account.
- In your Local 26 TradeSchool account, click the application tab to start the process. Select the program you want to apply for.
- After you have uploaded documents to your TradeSchool application, ask your previous/current school to send a copy of your transcript to the JATC. For more details on this process, see the JATC website.