APPLICATIONS

Qualifications

The Utah Electrical Training Alliance accepts applications on a year round basis.

Thank you for your interest in the Utah Electrical Apprenticeship Program. The office is CLOSED to the general public and documentation will not be accepted at the door. ALL applications are being processed with the same qualifications and procedures.

Please follow these instructions for your information and application to be valid.

To apply, you need to provide some documentation. A physical application will be mailed to you once your eligibility is determined.

To determine eligibility:

1- You need to complete steps 1 – Step 3 listed below under the heading Basic Requirements.

2- Download and complete an Application Request Form. Click here to download the Application Request form UETA

**If you have the documentation requested through Steps 1-3, then you may request a secure link by emailing info@uteta.org to upload your application request form and the documentation. DO NOT send your documentation through regular e-mail.

3- Once the UETA has received your documents, through the secure link, we will review them for eligibility. This process takes 7-14 business days.

4- If eligible, you will receive a phone call for the application fee of $30. This application fee can be made over the phone with a credit or debit card or you may send a Check or Money Order to the office with the above documentation. No Cash payments are accepted.

To qualify for entry into the apprenticeship you MUST meet all of the following basic requirements:

BASIC REQUIREMENTS OF INSIDE WIREMAN and TELECOMMUNICATION APPRENTICESHIP APPLICANTS

STEP 1

APPLICATION FEE: For those interested in having their application processed, there is a Thirty Dollar application fee. Fee can be in form of cash, personal check, bank check, money order, cash or credit card. After this fee has been paid to the U.E.T.A. and the required documents have been submitted, the application will be processed  and scheduled for the Aptitude Test on the dates supplied by the U.E.T.A. This process can take 5-10 days. Please be patient.

STEP 2

AGE:   Minimum age 17 to make application. Must be 18 before being indentured.

  • “Required”: Birth Certificate. Applicant may supply supporting identification information such as a United States Citizenship Identification or Passport but this will not replace the Birth Certificate requirement.
  • Copy of a Drivers License or State Issued Identification Card

STEP 3

EDUCATION: MUST BE a High School Graduate or GED

               Must supply the following:

  • High School diploma
  • “Required” High School transcripts, College transcripts can be supplied in addition to but not in place of the High School Transcript
  • If GED must provide GED scores and GED certificate “Required”
    • (If a GED is submitted, the High School Transcripts, up to the point of non completion, must be submitted. College transcripts can be supplied in addition to but not in place of the High School Transcript)
  • MUST HAVE COMPLETED
    • One year Algebra or Applied Math or Secondary Mathematics II with a PASSING Grade 

**If you do not meet the Algebra Requirement needed to make application, you have a few options:

OR

  • Take an Algebra class at a college of your choice, complete an adult education class/packet or take an online class with an accredited institution. Please keep in mind that the school must be accredited by a State Education Agency and you must receive a passing grade. Once completed, an official transcript/documentation must be submitted to receive completion of this requirement.

The above documents are the Basic Required Documents. There may be a need to supply additional documentation upon request.

STEP 4

COMPLETE a physical application (not online) , which can mailed to you by completing the eligibility requirements above. Application will not be given until all  the above documentation of the basic requirements have been submitted and approved. All documents must be copies of the original and turned with the application or via secure link to the U.E.T.A. office to make the application valid. The application will then be mailed to you to fill out. The ORIGINAL application must be returned with in 30 days. All application documentation and procedures are on a 30 day deadline from the time of payment of the application. 

APPLICANTS COMPLETING THE DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS WOULD  QUALIFY FOR STEPS 5 & 6

STEP 5

APTITUDE TEST: This test is scheduled for you. It will be scheduled after the applicant completes the basic requirements, pays for the application and completes the application document. This test is scheduled on a first come first serve basis based on the completion of the application process. This test will be scheduled 2 weeks to 1 month out depending on availability.  During this time the application should keep studying the topics of the test. For helpful hints please click HERE. The applicant will be notified 2-3 weeks before the scheduled test date via e-mail, hard copy letter and text message. Please confirm the test date via e-mail, phone or text with the information provided. The below information is about the test.

APTITUDE TEST SCORE: The Electrical Training Alliance Aptitude Test was Developed and Validated by the American Institutes for Research. The test is scored on a scale of 1 through 9. After the application is processed and approved you will be notified through email, text and hard copy letter regarding the aptitude test date and time. These dates and times are scheduled by the U.E.T.A. and can not be chosen. There is a one time reschedule allowance. After that allowance reapplication is required. There are free study materials for this exam via our website under Application/Aptitude Test.

You MUST achieve a score of “4” or higher on the electrical industry Aptitude Test Battery. The test is on a scale of 1-9. We do not know how the Electrical Training Alliance scores this exam. Your results are immediate and will be given to you the same night of the test with documentation of the results to follow at a later date.

The Aptitude Test consists of two parts:

Part 1

Reading comprehension, which is 36 questions with 51 minutes to complete the exam. To study for this portion of the test, it is recommended that you read information and have the ability to recall what you have read either by answering questions or having someone quiz your memory.

Part 2

Algebra and Functions, which is 33 questions with 46 minutes to complete the exam.

You will take a short break between the Algebra and Functions test and the Reading Comprehension test. To study for this portion on the test, it is recommended that you review Algebra 1 only, nothing higher. If you are concerned with your knowledge there are study materials on the internet or you may go to ElectricalPrep.com to attend a refresher course. There are also free study materials for this exam via our website under Application/Aptitude Test. You are to arrive 10 minutes early from your scheduled time. Please allow yourself enough time for travel and delays.

APPLICANTS THAT HAVE MET THE ABOVE BASIC REQUIREMENTS

STEP 6

INTERVIEWS: Interviews will take place on an as-needed basis during the year. The interviewers will consider: appearance, reliability, interest, attitude, judgment, cooperativeness, and dependability as well as other personal traits. Applicants will be placed on a live ranking list, which are the results from the ratings of the Committee members during the interview, then will be hired based on that the ranking at time of selection. For Interview tips go to our home page click on Applications/Interview.

PHYSICAL: Applicants must be physically able to do the work of the trade and the job description. These job descriptions can be found on the home page under Programs. Please pick the job description for your specific program. You will also be required to pass a 10 panel pre-employ drug screen and be willing to be put in a random drug testing process. You will also be required to obtain and hold a State of Utah Apprentice Electrical License. This documentation is done after you are indentured into the program and obtained through the U.E.T.A. office.

APPLICANTS COMPLETING STEPS 5 & 6 WOULD  QUALIFY FOR STEPS 7 & 8

STEP 7

RANKING AND INDENTUREMENT:

Based on the interview, applicants will receive an overall score. Applicants will then be ranked on a list according to this final score. As new positions become available in the apprenticeship program, names will be taken off the list in the order that their names appear.

Applicants names will remain on this list for up to 1 year from the date of their interview. If you have not been selected within the 1 year period, you may reapply at the end of the 1 year period.

Prior to being indentured, applicants selected from the ranking list, must be at least 18 years of age, will be required to pass a drug test and fill out the apprenticeship application for the State of Utah before an indenture agreement can be signed.

If accepted into the program you may request credit for previous work experience at the time of indenturement. Proper documentation will be required. If it is not turned in on time and according to procedure, there is a chance you will not obtain the credit desired. The Committee’s decision will be final.

STEP 8

REINTERVIEW PROCEEDURE:

To reapply:

1- Download an Re-Interview Application Request Form. Click here to down load the Send the form via e-mail to info@uteta.org.

**If you are reapplying with in 5 years of your previous application your documentation will be on file. If it has been longer that 5 years since your las application you will be required to supply the documentation from the above Steps 1-3 under the heading Basic Requirements (found above), then you may request a secure link to upload your documentation. DO NOT send your documentation through regular e-mail.

3- Once the UETA has received your Re-Interview form or the documents, through the secure link, they will be reviewed for eligibility. This process takes 7-14 business days.

4- If eligible, we will call you for the re-application fee of $30. This application fee can be made over the phone with a credit or debit card or you may send a Check or Money Order to the office with the above documentation. No Cash payments are accepted.

What would qualify an applicant for Re-Interview:

1- Applicant may request to re-interview after a minimum of 90 days from the date of their most recent interview with the UETA and has gained a minimum of 450 hours of documented work experience in the electrical construction industry or has successfully completed two (2) or more post-secondary, industry related classes, the applicant is eligible to make a request to be re-interviewed by the UETA by completing the UTEA’s Re-Interview Request Form.

Examples of related classes include: Algebra I and II, Geometry, Trigonometry, Advanced Math, Physical sciences, Physics, Chemistry, Industrial Arts, Mechanical Drawing/Drafting, Computer literacy/Programming, Related Vocational Technical Courses.

The UTEA is not obligated to grant a re-interview. The UTEA will respond to the request in a timely manner.

Equal Employment Opportunity Pledge

The Utah Electrical Training Alliance will not discriminate against apprentice applicants or apprentices based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex,

sexual orientation, age (40 or older), genetic information and disability.

If there are any further questions, please contact our office.