Apprenticeship Program Participation

Periodic Advances

As an apprentice in the time-based apprentice program, periodic advances are presently awarded according to the following schedule.



Percent of Journeyworker RateMinimum Apprentice OJT HoursRelated Training
150% = $15.850+N/A
250% = $15.851000+Satisfactory Progress
355% = $17.402000+1st Year School Completed
460% = $19.003500+2nd Year School Completed
570% = $22.155000+3rd Year School Completed
680% = $25.306500+4th Year School Completed
Completion100% = $31.658000+5th Year School Completed

As an apprentice in the apprenticeship and training program you may be required to report for OJT assignments anywhere within the employment jurisdiction of the JATC. The geographic jurisdiction (working area) of the JATC covers the following counties:

In the State of Arkansas, the counties of: Crittenden, Cross, Lee, Phillips, and St. Francis.

In the State of Mississippi, the counties of: Benton, Calhoun, Coahoma, Desoto, Grenada, Lafayette, Marshall, Panola, Quitman, Tallahatchie, Tate, Tunica and Yalobusha.

In the State of Tennessee, the countries of: Chester, Fayette, Hardeman, Haywood, Lauderdale, McNairy, Shelby and Tipton.

Effective 01/01/2024 through 07/28/2024 – Journeyworker rate is $31.65 per hour. The Registration Agency will be notified of all changes to the Journeyworker rate in a timely manner.

For example, to advance to the third period, one must have satisfactorily completed the first year of related training and must also have accumulated 2,000 hours of OJT with satisfactory performance.

If you are selected for this program, you need to make a commitment to work the assigned jobs in the jurisdiction regardless of the location. This is not only a commitment to be able to work any location in the jurisdiction, but also a commitment to have dependable transportation to travel to and from a job and school.