Apply Today To Be An Apprentice!


Current applications submitted will be for the "Class of 2026".

The deadline for these applications will be March 31, 2021.

All applicants must apply through the online process.

Step 1. Create a TradeSchool account. Use to visit the TradeSchool login page. Click on "create account", complete the email and password fields. You will receive an email from [email protected], it may go to your spam folder. Open the email and click on the TradeSchool link. This will allow you to enter your account information and submit it for approval. If you are not a member of Local 26 leave the member # field blank. If you do not hold a classification from Local 26 then please select "unclassified". (Approval may take several days) Upon receiving your acceptance email from TradeSchool you will be able to login and start your online application. Login to TradeSchool using your email and the password you created. Click on the application tab to begin the application process. A $25 processing fee is payable before you can begin entering information into your application.

Step 2. Login to TradeSchool using your email and the password you created, in step one. Click on the application tab to begin the application process. Then select the program your applying for, from the drop down menu. (Inside Metro Area, Inside Roanoke Area, Telecommunications Metro Area)

Step 3.  In addition to uploading documents into your TradeSchool application, you MUST physically present your valid government ID, Social Security Card, official unopened high school transcripts and high school diploma or GED at either the Lanham, Manassas, or Roanoke training facility. Due to school closures across the country, it may be difficult for you to obtain paper copies of transcripts. In lue of sealed paper transcripts contact your former/current school and ask them to send a digital copy of your transcripts directly to the JATC. Copy the JATC on the email request to your school by adding our email, [email protected], on the cc line. Your institution should "reply all" to your request so the transcripts come directly to our inbox.

The JATC offices are open for the review of your documents but we are requesting that you make an appointment to visit our office in person. Call 301-429-2575 to make an appointment. When you arrive at the JATC for your appointment again call 301-429-2575 and let them know that you are outside. Please stay in your vehicle until you are directed by a staff member.

You must present all your documents at one time. If you are presenting paper copies of your transcripts they must be sealed at the time they are presented to the JATC. Your application will not be treated as active until you complete this step. (We recommend you request two copies of your sealed transcripts, one for upload in TradeSchool and one for presenting at the JATC.)

Step 4. After review of your physical documents, you will be scheduled for an aptitude test. You will receive an email from [email protected] with information about your aptitude testing date. Review the Apprentice Statement of Policies so you are familiar with program requirements. Any questions please contact the JATC.

Application documents are reviewed, by appointment ONLY, Monday thru Friday between 8:00 am and 3:30 pm at the following locations:


4371 Parliament Place, Suite A
(Main Location)
Lanham, MD 20706


6306 Peters Creek Rd. NW
Roanoke, VA 24019

7016 Infantry Ridge Road
Manassas, VA 20109