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About York Electrical Institute

York Electricians Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) first became recognized as a State-Registered Apprenticeship by the Department of Labor on June 29, 1951.  Our program continuously grew and improved up through 2010 when we moved into a new training center.  This new training center has allowed us to make vast improvements to our classroom and lab spaces without the constraints of our previous facility.   In 2018, we changed our name to York Electrical Institute.

At York Electrical Institute, commonly known as York Electricians, we equip our apprentices with high-quality training that leads to a good paying job.

The electrical trade is highly technical and physically demanding, but those who enter and successfully complete an apprenticeship will be rewarded for becoming a highly-skilled craftsman with quality paychecks, good healthcare and retirement benefits and onsite training.

The electrical industry is constantly changing with advancements in techniques, products, technology and innovation. Due to these constant changes, we ensure our apprentice and journeymen receive the most up-to-date training available. Our electricians and electrical workers also receive the latest safety certifications, helping to keep them safe on the jobsite.

Today’s electrical professionals must use their knowledge, skills and abilities to succeed in this competitive and challenging career.

Mission Statement

The York Electrical Institute mission is to provide training opportunities for electricians in York and Adams County that will ensure IBEW local 229 has the highest skilled apprentices and journeypersons available.  York Electrical Institute will provide opportunities for personal and professional growth through apprenticeship and continuing education classes delivered in-house and through training partners.  Courses will be delivered in traditional classroom settings, as well as through blended or on-line formats where appropriate.

York Electricians Staff will model professional behaviors, ethics, and attitudes while performing their duties in and out of the classroom.  York Electrical Institute will also work to ensure that apprentices are receiving excellent and diverse on-the-job training, safeguarding that all members maintain our high standards of attitude, skill, and knowledge.


York Electrical Institute is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education.

Registered Apprenticeship

York Electrical Institute Electrician (Wireman) and Telecommunication Installer programs are Pennsylvania State-Registered Apprenticeship programs.  They are registered through the PA Department of Labor and approved by the Pennsylvania Apprenticeship and Training Council.

York Electrical Institute Pre-Apprenticeship programs are Registered through the PA Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship.

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