General Apprenticeship Information
The Northern Ontario Joint Apprenticeship Council (NOJAC) offers apprenticeships to individuals looking to become 309A Construction and Maintenance Electricians. At any given time, over one hundred apprentices at various stages of their apprenticeship are sponsored by NOJAC. The Council is responsible for the development and implementation of the training plan for sponsored apprentices in the Local 1687 jurisdiction. To ensure that the electrical apprentice receives a consistent level of training and education throughout their Contract of Apprenticeship, NOJAC monitors and verifies hours worked by the apprentice, keeping current records of the apprentice’s employment, trade school and supplementary training history. Due to the nature of the construction industry, electrical apprentices generally work for several electrical contractors throughout their apprenticeship.
NOJAC, established in the early 1970’s through a joint effort between the Electrical Contractors Association of Northern Ontario (ECANO) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1687, consists of three representatives and one alternate from each organization. This composition is nonpartisan, even though the representation is from a management and labour perspective. NOJAC has an ongoing relationship with the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD), inviting a representative to sit in on all meetings. This unique coalition has developed into a very effective tool in developing quality, skilled trades-people in the electrical construction industry in Northeastern Ontario.
Please refer to the NOJAC Apprenticeship Application Form and the NOJAC PowerPoint Application Process for more information on how to apply for the Apprentice Intake.
NOJAC PowerPoint Application Process
NOJAC Apprenticeship Application Form
Northern Ontario Joint Apprenticeship Council
• Shawn LePage, Chairman
• Guy Therrien, Co-Chairman
• Chris Boisvert
• Franco Cecchetto
• Bruce Palmer
• Tyler Roberge
• Steve Pankow
• Marcia Ranger
Ministry of Advanced Education Skills Development (Sudbury Office)
• Lisa Heffern