The mission of the Electrical Trades Center of Greater Stark County is to provide education and training programs that enable men and women to secure positions in the electrical construction industry. Partnering with the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (NJATC), the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW Local Union 540), and the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), the Canton Electrical JATC ensures that the electrical industry receives the most highly trained and skilled workforce as possible.


Are you a student in high school planning your future?

Are you a high school graduate and looking for a new direction?

Do you have a job and are looking for a different career?

The Electrical Trades Center of Greater Stark County is a formal, structured, nationally recognized education and training program that enables men and women to secure positions in the electrical construction industry. The Canton Electrical JATC apprenticeship prepares participants with classroom instruction and extensive on-the-job training, supervised by a skilled journeyman. Tuition-free classroom training not only offers the tools to advance in a life-long career, but it also provides the opportunity to EARN WHILE YOU LEARN. As an apprentice advances and develops more complex skills and knowledge on the job, they are rewarded for their hard work.

Our first EPRI Level B Certification

The Canton Electrical JATC is now a certified EPRI Level B site. Our first Journeyman to test and pass is Paul Lockhart (center). Paul Forney (right) is our EPRI Level B Test administrator. JATC Committee Member, Jon Kuhnash is seated on the left.

Hands-On Lab

Second Year Apprentices performing conduit bending

Arc Flash Lab

Second Year Apprentices participating in an Arc Flash Lab

What’s Current

The Canton Electrical JATC will be holding a 30 Hour OSHA Class. Click here to view-

Click here to view What's Current


“Working with the Journeymen offers a neat pool of experiences to work with. Each individual has their knack which is beneficial. The standards are high. From the beginning, the Canton Electrical JATC has presented professionalism. On location, in the classroom, every step of the way – they’re always there to help and assist.”

-George Oliver
Student Apprentice



CANTON ELECTRICAL JOINT APPRENTICESHIP AND TRAINING FUND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY IN APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING The undersigned are committed to the following Equal Opportunity Pledge for apprenticeship positions in the Canton Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Program. The sponsors of the apprenticeship program are dedicated to the Equal Opportunity Pledge. The undersigned are solved to the communication of this Equal Opportunity Policy in such a manner as to foster understanding, acceptance and support among the industry’s various officers, supervisors, employers and employees and encourages such persons to take all necessary action to aid the apprenticeship sponsor in preserving this commitment to equal opportunity. The spirit of equal opportunity will be carried forth in the uniform application of rules and regulations concerning apprentices, including but not limited to, equality of wages, periodic advancement, promotion, assignment of work, job performance, rotation among work processes, imposition of penalties and other disciplinary action, and all other aspects of the apprenticeship program. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PLEDGE The undersigned will not discriminate against apprenticeship applicants or apprentices based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, genetic information, or because they are an individual with a disability or a person 40 years or older. The undersigned will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 30, as amended.


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