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Up to thirty (30) young adults ages 18-24 from Northwest TN have an opportunity to “reap” the benefits of a pre-vocational training program – Registered Electrical Apprenticeship Preparation (REAP), a partnership between Amteck, the American Job Center, and the Northwest TN Workforce Board.  Amteck delivers the latest in cutting-edge technology in the electrical engineering and contracting industry.  Through agreements with the US ReDepartment of Labor, Amteck offers a 4-year Registered Apprenticeship including classroom and on-the-job training while being paid.  Apprentices may travel to different locations to work on construction sites across the country.  After successful completion of the 4-year program, apprentices are prepared to take the exam to become a Journeyman/Licensed Electrician earning an estimated $70,000 annually.   

Young adults ages 18-24 with an interest in a career as an Electrician have an opportunity to apply for a 2-week (July 13 – July 24, 2020) Amteck University pre-apprenticeship program in Dyersburg to learn the fundamentals of basic electricity and construction applications.  The program will include classroom instruction and hands-on experience, preparing students to be ready to start work on a real construction project in the electrical field.  Throughout the program, students will earn $13.25 per hour. 

Amteck will evaluate the following qualities during the pre-apprenticeship program: being willing to submit to a drug test; arriving on-time; dressing appropriately; being respectful; being proactive; being positive; working hard; working safely.

Applicants must be 18 or older by July 13, 2020, have reliable transportation, and be able to attend the Amteck University Registration Day on Thursday, June 25th at 9:00am.  A maximum of 30 applicants will be selected based on interest, aptitude, and ability to meet program guidelines.  A gas card, $13.25 per hour stipend, and necessary tools, uniforms, etc. will be provided to enable participation in the two-week program.

Upon successful completion of the 2-week Amteck University pre-apprenticeship program, graduates will be eligible for hire by Amteck and with supervisor recommendation, accepted into the Registered Apprenticeship to become a Journeyman/Licensed Electrician.

To apply for the 2-week Amteck University pre-apprenticeship program, please attend the Amteck University Registration Day schedule for Thursday, June 25th at 9:00am at Amteck, 1024 East Court Street, Dyersburg, TN. 

For additional information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Ginger Powell at 731-334-5108.

The REAP program is jointly funded by the Northwest TN Workforce Board utilizing Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funds and Amteck.  Contact Ginger Powell, Deputy Director NWTNWB – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 731-334-5108 for more information.  Check out photos and videos on Facebook @Amteck University.

Since 1977, Amteck has built a reputation of delivering a quality product, in a cost-effective manner, while maintaining a safe work environment throughout a project’s duration. Amteck’s commitment to customer service, its safety program, and family atmosphere has grown the company into one of the most prominent electrical contractors in the southeast.