Back to Sioux City

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After many, many years away from Sioux City, The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC), which is responsible for the training of the electrical and telecommunication workers employed by Thompson Electric, has moved the classroom requirements back to Siouxland and will be taught by Rick Moon, full time instructor for the JATC, at the Western Iowa Tech (WIT) campus in Sioux City.

What does this mean for Thompson Electric’s apprentices in Sioux City?  Instead of having to take 4 weeks of classroom work in Des Moines each year for 5 years, they now will take the JATC classes, starting this fall, at the WIT campus in Sioux City.  While attending school, apprentices will be taught the curriculum set in place by the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (NJATC). This Curriculum consists of the following:

• AC THEORY

• DC THEORY

• JOB SAFETY

• HISTORY OF THE IBEW AND NECA

• BLUEPRINT READING

• CONDUIT BENDING

• SOLID STATE ELECTRONICS

• DIGITAL ELECTRONICS

• CATEGORY 5 WIRING

• MOTOR CONTROLS

• OPTICAL FIBER

• FIRE ALARM AND SECURITY SYSTEMS

• PLCs

• TRANSFORMERS

• NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE

In conjunction with the JATC and WIT, students will now be eligible to receive an Associate’s Degree upon the completion of the classes.  This is a tremendous opportunity for anyone interested in becoming an electrician and for the future of Thompson Electric Company.