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ELTT Program Details

Electrical Entry Level Trades Training 


The EJTC Electrical Entry Level Trades Training (ELTT) provides a combination of electrical theory and practical electrician training to prepare individuals for apprenticeships within the electrical construction industry. Training topics include electrical theory and code, lockout procedures, fall arrest certification, safety awareness, WHMIS 2015 certification, Transportation of Dangerous Goods, confined space certification, Hilti shot certification and ladder safety training.

Our program provides our students who successfully complete the 15 weeks of technical training with 10 weeks PAID work experience. Placement will be with ECA of BC member companies associated with the Electrical Joint Training Committee (EJTC) and IBEW Local 213.

Upon successfully completing the course, you receive a certificate and credit for Level 1 technical training related to the Construction Electrician (Electrical) apprenticeship program.

Once the program has ended, the EJTC can then select full-time apprenticeship candidates from our program graduates, based upon work availability.

When does our next course start? Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Deadline for applications:

Academic Placement Exam:
Friday, July 10, 2020

Saturday, July 11, 2020
(Study package available for purchase)
School Location:  Our NEW Training Centre is at 1405 Broadway Street, Port Coquitlam, BC
Program Costs:  $5650.00 plus books and materials $800.00 plus GST. (Note: Fees are subject to change)  

IMPORTANT: Please read the Media Release - May 28, 2019 from Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training re: Cash Payments here

Please read the EJTC Cash Payments Policy here 

Participants are expected to provide their own personal safety footwear and transportation to and from training and work site.
Students will be required to supply their own tools for the 10 weeks of paid work experience (approximate cost $500.00)
Prerequisites:  Grade 12 with successful completion of the following three prerequisites:

  • Precalculus 11 (or Principles of Math 11);
  • Physics 11; 
  • English Language Arts 12 (can be English Studies 12 or English First People 12 or English 12 or  Communications 12)

Must have basic computer skills and ability to access a computer with Windows 7 (or later) and internet for homework assignments as required.

If applying with international transcripts, applications must be accompanied by a Comprehensive Report (not Basic) from a credentialing service, such as ICES.  Please check their website for current processing times. Any application made without this report will be returned.

Participants must be legally eligible to work in Canada. 

Course Outline (15 weeks technical training)

Details as designated by ITA for Level 1 Program Outline 

Basic Trade Skills

  • Occupational Health & Safety Standards
  • Workplace safety
  • Electrical safety
  • Personal safety equipment
  • Correct use of hand and power tools for the Electrical Trade
  • Safe ladder use and care
  • Installation procedures for:    
    • Nonmetallic sheathed cable
    • Armoured cable
    • Electrical metallic tubing
    • Rigid conduit
    • Flexible conduit
    • Cable and conductors
    • Conductor splicing
    • Residential electrical services