Apprenticeship with the Scranton Electricians


You must include the following:

  • A fully completed and signed apprentice applicationApplications are accepted year round. 
  • Your E-mail address on the front of the application​  Copy of valid Driver's License 
  • Copy of High School Diploma or GED​ (in lieu of diploma, a signed official letter from your high school with name and graduation date on it will be accepted)
  • $20 application fee (check or money order made out to IBEW Local 81 Educational Fund)

To drop off an application,  please leave them in the drop box of the front of the building. Place all items in an envelope before placing them in the drop box. Incomplete applications will be returned. You could also mail them to Scranton Electricians 4 Skyline Drive East  South Abington Twp, Pa 18411

If you have any questions or concerns, you may call the training center at 570-319-1721 or e-mail the Scranton Electricians JATC


For more than 50 years the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (NJATC) has been working to create the best trained, most up to date electric workforce in the country. More than 30,000 apprentices and 44,000 journeyman electrical workers will receive advanced training this year.

These electrical workers will receive training in telecommunications wiring, fiber optics, fire alarms, programmable logic controls, power quality, safe job practices, the National Electrical Code, and much, much more. By the time an apprenticeship reaches journeyman status, he or she will have earned the equivalent of 47 semester hours of college credit, according to the American Council of Education.

NJATC trained journeymen receive an average of 180 hours per year of classroom training during their five year apprenticeship program. NJATC's 120 full-time Training Directors and 2,500 instructors train apprentices and journeymen alike.

The NJATC is privately funded training program. All of the eighty million dollars annually spent on training comes from the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) not from taxes or your pocket!


Applying to Local #81's Apprenticeship.  The application is found below in PDF format along with information about the application process. Please complete all pages in the appropriate spaces only. Once you have all of the required documents and your application completed, you may mail it or drop it off to our JATC Training Center and leave it in the DROP BOX located on the front of the building.  Incomplete applications will be returned. 



              Local #81's Geographical Area covers 8 counties.  You must reside within the Geographical Area  noted below in order to apply.

BRADFORD COUNTY: Town of Towanda.  That portion of the county east of the Susquehanna River south of Towanda and east of U.S. Highway #6 north of Towanda to U.S. Highway 220, east of U.S. #220 to State Highway #199, east of State Highway #199 to the New York state line.

LACKAWANNA COUNTY: The entire county with the exception of that portion of Lehigh Township west of Highway 215 (Dupont-Thornhurst) and north of the Thornhurst Road to State Highway 115.

LUZERNE COUNTY: That portion east of a line following the Susquehanna River south to the City of Pittston, east and south on the limits of Pittston, but excluding it, to U.S. Highway 11, east on 11 to Dupont Borough abd Highway 215, and southeast on 215.  Also that portion of Luzerne County south and east of a line following the Thornhurst Road, southwest to State Highway 115 and southeast on 115 to the Mornoe County line.

MONROE COUNTY: Barrett, Coolbaugh, Paradise, and Price Townships and that portion of Tobyhanna and Tunkhannock Townships east of State Highway 115.

PIKE COUNTY: The entire county with the exception of Delaware, Lehman, and Porter Townships.

WYOMING COUNTY: That portion east of the Susquehanna River.


WAYNE COUNTY: Entire County



  • 17 years of age to apply - 18 years of age at time of selection and indenture.
  • Complete  application. Show evidence of successful completion of:  one full year of algebra with a passing grade, or one post high school algebra course with a passing grade.
  • Be at least a high school graduate or have a GED, or in lieu of a high school diploma or GED have a two year Associate Degree or higher.
  • Provide an official transcript for high school (year or years completed) and post high school education and training. All GED records must be submitted, if applicable.
  • Possess and maintain a valid Driver's License within our jurisdiction.
  • You must live within the Geographical Area of Local #81 (shown on the website) in order to apply.
  • You must provide $20.00 Application Fee at time of application ( made to: IBEW Local 81 Educational Fund)

Phone Number: (570) 319-1721 | Fax: (570) 319-6417 

E-Mail: Scranton Electricians  JATC