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January 18th, 2019|

ETAK is now taking Applications for Journeyman Wireman Apprenticeship.

Qualifications for Apprenticeship

To qualify for the apprenticeship program one must meet and/or be able to do the following:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must be a high school graduate with one full credit in Algebra, or
  • Have a GED with one full credit in Algebra.1
  • Must obtain a minimum score on an aptitude test measuring basic reading and math skills.
  • Must be able to climb ladders and scaffolds, bend, stoop, crawl and work in confined spaces.
  • Must be able to lift, carry and manipulate tools and materials common to the trade.
  • Must be and remain free of any non-prescription drugs. Drug screening is required.
  • Must be able to read, hear, understand and follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Must be willing to follow instructions and to work cooperatively with others.
  • Must be able and willing to follow safety procedures.
  • Must be able to get to and from job sites anywhere in the jurisdiction.2

The ETAK will accept college or post high school credit to meet the Algebra requirement. One may also complete the NJATC online math course to meet the Algebra requirement.

ETAK offers the Apprenticeship and the CW/CE program to start a career as an Electrician. Our programs are not just classroom time instruction. Most of your time will be spent on a job earning a paycheck while you learn electrical skills.

To learn more about ETAK programs you should review this entire website. For information about our training programs see the Apprenticeship and CW/CE information areas. If you still have questions after reviewing this site you may contact our office.


6107 Central Avenue Pike                  PHONE: Local: 865-379-6214
Knoxville, Tennessee 37912                                Fax: 865-379-1712

EMAIL : etaknox@gmail.com 

website: ETAKnox.org

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November 9th, 2018|

North America’s Building Trades Unions/Rowan University Scholarships

North America’s Building Trades Unions Funds $100,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS FOR CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT DEGREE

Scholarships Available Fall 2018 and Spring/Summer 2019 Semesters

Apply Now for Fall Semester 2018

North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) is offering 14 scholarships to cover tuition for the entire first year of a Bachelor of Arts in Construction Management online from Rowan University. These $7,200 scholarships will be available to working members from each of NABTU’s affiliated unions who enroll in the Rowan University Construction Management Program. It is highly encouraged that Building Trades members who are residents of Pennsylvania and New Jersey apply.

“NABTU is all about creating pathways, and this online degree at Rowan is helping us open more career pathways for our building trades members – particularly those interested in earning bachelor degrees,” said NABTU President Sean McGarvey.

Rowan’s Bachelor of Arts in Construction Management, created in 2016 in cooperation with NABTU, is offered through the University’s Division of Global Learning & Partnerships. This fully online program brings the classroom to apprentices, journeypersons and other industry professionals across the country seeking advancement to project management level positions and beyond.

As NABTU seeks to strengthen enrollment and recruit more students into the program, it is offering this new enhanced scholarship program to make this degree more affordable and accessible for its members.

To apply and learn more about the online construction management program go to: https://rowanu.com/programs/702

 For additional questions, please contact:

Stephen J. Krone, D.Sc., P.E, M.ASCE
Director of Construction and Engineering Management Programs

Phone: (856) 341-5924
Email: krone@rowan.edu

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements:

NABTU’s scholarship for Rowan University’s Construction Management Program is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to working members from each of NABTU’s 14 affiliated unions.  Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact in the building trades. The application deadline for the Fall 2018 Semester closes on August 1, 2018; these scholarships are also available for the Spring and Summer 2019 semesters.  


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September 6th, 2018|

ETAK Graduation 2018

The Electrician Training Academy Knoxville (ETAK) along with Committee Members, Local Officers, family members and guest celebrated 2018 graduates completion of their apprenticeship.  The 12 new Journey Level Members proudly displayed their JW ticket, the Electrical Training Alliance and DOL Certificates and transcripts from Pellissippi State Community College where they earned 45 semester hours of college credits.

The graduates each received a special gift from Sue Wojciechowski, wife of Wayne Wojciechowski our JATC Chairman.  Sue paid the fee so each graduate would receive the 57 semester hours of recommended college credit from the American Council on Education (ACE).  Other gifts and award were presented by IBEW LU 760, the East Tennessee Chapter of NECA along with awards from some training partners including Ideal Industries, Klein Tools and Milwaukee Tool.


Graduates:  Christopher Beckerdite, Andre Boyd, David Clotfelter, Howard Crowe, Russell Hancock, Patrick Hoque, Logan Lowry, James Parkes, Jeffrey Richards, Gavin Stover, Nathaniel Stover and Christopher Watson.

May 25th, 2018|

Congrats to the Class of 2017 at ETAK

ETAK acknowledges 17 Apprentice graduates, now LU 760 Journeymen.

All graduates passed the five levels of the NECB Craft Certification Exam.

Frank Piatt, NECA Field Representative, presented special remarks at the event.

Dr. Lewis and Dr. Williams of Pellissippi State Community College presented certificates and noted the graduates had earned 45 semester hours of credit toward an Associate Degree. Approximately 150 former IBEW Apprentices are studying to complete a degree.  They also announced Reconnect Now, a program where the graduates and former graduates can register, tuition free, to complete their degree.

Milwaukee Tool presented each graduate with a 25 foot tape and a 6 in 1 tool. Klein Tools presented a tool set to the top three graduates: Jeremy Maples, Cassius Minefield and Randall Wright.

IBEW 760 Business Manager, Tim Tate, and East TN Chapter NECA Executive Director, Chase Pendergraft, each spoke and presented a gift to the Outstanding Apprentice, Randall Wright.  Randall was also presented a meter from Ideal Industries and a quality power tool from Milwaukee Tool.

Congratulations to the Graduates and thanks to our Contractors, Field Supervisors and Journeyman members who strive to train for the future.

Group Photo:

ETAK 2017 Graduates:

Jay Box, Jeremiah Chandler, Cole Coker (not pictured), Jacob Daniels, Jeremy Dorsett, Colton Durham, Nathan Finley, Chadwick Freeman

Bradley Lowe, Ross MacBean, Jeremy Maples, Cassius Minefield, Alexander Reagan, James Reagan, Logan Worsham, Randall Wright,                       Kyle Wuellenweber

ETAK Committee Members:

Alex Bryant (not pictured), Lonnie Hunley, Tim Oaks, Jay Wise, Wayne Wojciechowski, Robert Wolbach

A.J. Pearson, CTACS

Cindy Sanderfur, Assistant Director.

June 2nd, 2017|