IBEW Local 81
The Scranton Electricians
431 Wyoming Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503
Phone: 570-344-5711
Fax : 570-344-6934



Apprenticeship with the Scranton Electricians

- The aptitude tests are scheduled for June 29th, 30th, and July 1st
- The last day to accept applications for this years class will be June 22nd, 2020
- Interviews have been postponed until further notice, we will send out letters, emails, and update Facebook and website
- Apprenticeship classes will be resuming May 11th, on a very limited basis as per the safety guidelines in the Guidance to Construction and Worker Safety Order
- We will be accepting applications on Mondays between 2pm and 4pm in the mailbox, call the training center for further instructions.
- We are limiting in-person interaction: if you are dropping off apprentice reports or any missing documents to complete your application, please leave them in the mailbox. You could also e-mail them to ScrantonElectricians@gmail.com
- As per the Committee there wont be any Journeyman training until further notice
If you have any questions or concerns, you may call the training center at 570-319-1721 or e-mail ScrantonElectricians@gmail.com
Thank you for your understanding in this challenging time and stay well!



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 jou rneymen 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. The application is four pages long, please complete all pages in the appropriate spaces only. Once you have all of the required documents and your application completed, you may bring it to our JATC office any Monday between the hours of 2:00 P.M. and 4:00 P.M.

              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


                                                                                                                                                           HOW TO APPLY


  • Applications will be accepted any Monday between 2:00 PM & 4:00 PM at the address noted.
  • Applications are also available at Local #81 Website, www.ibew81.org in the apprenticeship link .  All information and fees must be provided in order to process your application.







  • $20.00 APPLICATION FEE (Checks made out to: IBEW Local 81 Educational Fund)


  1. 17 years of age to apply - 18 years of age at time of selection and indenture.
  2. Complete an application form.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Possess and maintain a valid Driver's License within our jurisdiction.
  7. You must live within the Geographical Area of Local #81 (shown on the website) in order to apply.
  8. You must have a Lap Top Computer and internet accessibility at home.
  9. You must provide $20.00 Application Fee at time of application ( made to: IBEW Local 81 Educational Fund)       
  10. Must pass post-offer/pre-indenture drug test and physical.

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