Since 1946 we have been the standard bearer of trade education excellence. A true “earn while you learn” program. Apprentices gain trade skills, knowledge, and licensure through both “On the Job Training” and structured classroom training, all while earning outstanding wages and excellent benefits.

A five year program, apprentices attend class two days a month from September through June. Students work under full time employment gaining valuable trade experience. Upon completion, apprentices will have a minimum of 8,000 on the job hours, 900 classroom hours, and a State of Texas Electrical License. Student’s also receive college credit through A.C.E.

Under the strict training standards of the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee, the South Texas Electrical J.A.T.C. is committed to:

■ Providing “earn-while-you-learn” apprentices electrical education

■ Recruiting and training qualified electrical apprentices

■ Providing upgrade training for journeyman electricians

■ Maintaining progressive training facilities and materials

■ Providing on-the-job-training work and learning opportunities

■ Supplying a qualified electrical education workforce – at no cost to taxpayers

■ Labor and Management working together



John L. Martin

Training Director

Arnold Garza

Assistant Training Director/Instructor

Cindy Claussen

Administrative Assistant


Randy Tiedeman

Inside Wireman Instructor

Vic York

Inside Wireman Instructor

Jacob Arocha

Telecommunication Instructor

Eddie Mares

Telecommunication Instructor

Mike Rodriguez

Telecommunication Instructor

Committee Members

Chairman: Vince Real, Management Representative
Secretary: Paul Garza, Labor Representative

John Wright, Management Representative
Danny Mata, Labor Representative
Jeff Howard, Management Representative
Edward Shierk, Labor Representative