The Daytona Beach Electrical JATC Union Apprenticeship Program is now doing business as:
The Don Morgan Electrical Academy.

We Produce Competent Craftsman!

The Don Morgan Electrical Academy strives to improve the quality of the Electrical Union field in America and provides motivated individuals the opportunity to learn a trade by working under the supervision of a skilled craftsman and attending related classroom training.  Apprentices receive excellent wages, benefits, state-of-the-art training, college credits (through DSC (Daytona State College) and the new Advanced Technology Center) and advancement opportunities.  If you enjoy working with your hands in all types of conditions and are looking for an alternative to a four-year degree, consider apprenticeship training.  Apprenticeship programs offer the best of both worlds–paid work experience and related educational instruction.  This apprenticeship will prepare you to become a skilled electrician, acquiring the necessary knowledge and abilities to pursue a career as a journeyman electrician.

Minimum Entrance Requirements:
– Age 18
– High School Graduate or GED
– One credit of high school Algebra
– Valid Florida Driver’s License
– Pass Validated Aptitude Test
– Pass Substance Abuse Test

The Electrical Union Apprenticeship presents opportunities for you to become a journeyman electrician and increase your knowledge in preparation for a high paying   position in construction, estimating, electronics, or electrical management.  Graduates often are employed as general foremen, project managers, estimators, safety specialists, training directors or instructors. Formal training allows you to gain the academic knowledge needed to understand electrical construction theory and all other electrical facets not found in on-the-job training.  In addition to 198 classroom/lab hours per year, apprentices receive a minimum of 8,000 on-the-job training hours while earning their certificate. Upon graduation you are awarded certificates from DSC and the Florida Department of Education and qualify to take the Journeyman Electrician State Licensing Board Examination.

The electrical Union Apprenticeship program demonstrates how creating quality training and skill development opportunities can lead graduates to unlimited advancement opportunities. Graduates have been employed locally with the school board, city and council electrical divisions and electrical construction contractors including: Giles Electric, Masters Electric and Electric Solutions Unlimited. Graduates can earn in excess of $40,000 per year depending on education, position, and experience.  Those who successfully complete the program may decide to further their education and apply a portion of their hours toward an associate of applied science degree in Industrial Management Technology.

In most cases, a great deal of financial resources and energy are required to prepare for your career,  but in a registered apprenticeship program, you are paid a progressively increased wage while you learn the occupation. The Electrical Union Apprentice program provides a combination of academic preparation as well as practical experience.  While this program provides hands-on training at the Advanced Technology Center (ATC) – a modern, state-of-the-art facility – knowledge and skills training also are gained in all phases of electrical installation, safety, and electrical construction work in residential, commercial, and industrial markets.       

Graduates are awarded a vocational certificate of completion from Daytona State College (DSC), while the Florida Department of Education awards a certificate of apprenticeship. While the electrical industry gains an increased pool of qualified workers, apprentices benefit from classroom and hands-on learning to be qualified professionals with competitive wages and benefits. If you are mechanically inclined, enjoy working with your hands, prefer hands-on learning to lecture and would like to get paid while learning, you should consider an Electrical Union Apprenticeship.

Don’t wait – contact us today and start living your dream!