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    Ibew jw test

    I took the ibew jw test to see what year they will

    place me under , and hopefully be able to pass labor history and be able

    to start as a mid level apprentice . I have 5 years experience so they wanted to see we're im at .

    i got a call 2 days befor the test so I waasnt able to study much , I did well at first we're you
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    tools, materials etc , then pipe bending , basic therory , safety, basic code ,grounding.

    But after that I got punched in the face with transformers , theory , motors , ,loadcals,

    Andvanced theroy,etc . A lot of the questions were like electrical engineering towards the end .

    i wasn't able to finish the hole test in the time that was givin .

    Hopfully i still get to pass labor history , and start as 2nd year but will see what happenes.

    im just glad I'm in and have the opertunity to join the brotherhood.

    has anyone else taken this test for placement that could let me know how it went for them .

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    Which local?
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    363 Hudson valley

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    Quote Originally Posted by liquidtite View Post
    363 Hudson valley
    AFAIK there is no standardized test shared among all locals. Pretty much each local has its own test.
    I will have achieved my life's goal if I die with a smile on my face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liquidtite View Post
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    So they will allow you enter the NJATC program as a second or third year apprentice or do you need to start from the beginning?
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    Quote Originally Posted by infinity View Post
    So they will allow you enter the NJATC program as a second or third year apprentice or do you need to start from the beginning?
    I believe advanced placement in the program is the purpose of the test. When I took our local's test, I advanced to intermediate journeyman.
    I will have achieved my life's goal if I die with a smile on my face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by infinity View Post
    So they will allow you enter the NJATC program as a second or third year apprentice or do you need to start from the beginning?
    It depends on how I do on the test

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    Over the years I have talked with a bunch of apprentices who were advanced placed and decided to start at 1st year anyway. I don't have an opinion on whether this is a good idea or not. I just find it interesting. If you are a good student and willing to do some work on your own time, you probably can catch up on the subjects you miss by starting in the middle. DC theory being the most important one IMHO.

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    I don't mind starting at bottom we're ever I land I end up .

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    Quote Originally Posted by liquidtite View Post
    I don't mind starting at bottom we're ever I land I end up .
    Because the company I worked for prior to coming into the IBEW didn't have a licensed master, none of the hours I worked could be counted. I started as a first year. I took about a $5 hit in pay, but I don't regret it.

    The IBEW training I had was phenomenal. I am glad I got to start at the beginning because if I didn't, the years I skipped would have meant missing the same amount of years in class.

    Completing the IBEW apprenticeship all the way through was one of the best things I have ever done.
    Cheers and Stay Safe,

    Marky the Sparky

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