Our Mission

The mission of the IBEW Local 193 Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) is to provide the electrical industry with the most highly trained and skilled workforce possible.


We aim to produce elite trade professionals by delivering comprehensive apprenticeship programs that cover all aspects of work in the electrical sector. Our evidence-based curriculum combines rigorously structured on-the-job learning with advanced theoretical classroom education.


By partnering apprentices with the best contractors and IBEW journeymen, we provide unparalleled real-world experiences under proper supervision and guidance. Our instructors are seasoned professionals who stay current with the latest techniques, safety protocols, and National Electrical Code standards.


The JATC is invested in more than just technical skills – we build character and pride. We train apprentices to represent the IBEW with the highest level of workmanship, professionalism, and expertise. Our goal is to mold tradesmen who will uphold union principles and excel in their field.


With state-of-the-art training centers and equipment, our objective is to deliver affordable, industry-leading apprenticeship instruction that offers maximum value to both apprentices and employers. Our programs aim to fulfill current needs and also prepare members for future technological advances in the electrical industry.

Who We Are

120+ Years of Electrical Training Excellence

IBEW Local 193 was founded in 1901 to protect the rights of electrical workers. Our JATC was established to train the next generation. For over 120 years, we have been driving excellence in electrical education across Central Illinois.

Today our state-of-the-art Springfield Training Center offers two elite programs:

  • 5-Year Inside Wireman Apprenticeship
  • 3-Year Telecom Technician Apprenticeship

Both combine paid on-the-job hours with classroom instruction tailored to the specialty. Our graduates enter the electrical field as highly skilled IBEW journeymen.

Our JATC instructors are seasoned professionals who train using the latest techniques and National Electrical Code standards. The curriculum is continually updated to cover emerging technologies and innovations.

We meet stringent accreditation standards:

  • U.S. DOL Electrical Training Alliance Certified
  • Illinois State Accredited Apprenticeship Program
  • IBEW-NECA Nationally Registered Apprenticeship

This foundation of knowledge, rigor and quality is what sets our IBEW electricians apart. Discover the JATC difference.

Join us today and discover how the IBEW 193 JATC NECA Electrical Apprenticeship Program can shape your future in the electrical field.




3150 Wide Track Drive Springfield, IL 62703
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 AM to 4:30 PM
(217) 544-3479 ext. 229