Who We Are
The Joint Line Apprenticeship Training Association (JLATA) is a not-for-profit organization.
Get to know our staff and Board of Directors.
About the JLATA
The Joint Line Apprenticeship & Trades Trainee Committee (JLATTC) was established February 2, 1993, by Trust Agreement between the Powerline Contractors “Employers” in British Columbia and the Local Union 258 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (“IBEW”), to establish an ongoing joint line apprenticeship and trades training program for individuals working for the Line Contractor employers.
In March 2017, the Trust fund was incorporated under the Societies Act of British Columbia, and its name changed to the Joint Line Apprenticeship Training Association. Apprentices indentured to the JLATA are employed by Employer members who are signatories to the Trust Agreement, also known as the Master Line Agreement.
The JLATA has the managerial oversight for the program to assure Apprentices in the Powerline Technician Apprenticeship Program are receiving the appropriate training and employment within the trade.
Our Board of Directors
The Board of Directors are paramount in providing direction to the Association and have the oversight of the JLATA operations. Made up of key personnel from the Employers and Local 258 IBEW, each member is fully invested in quality training and want the best possible experience for each Apprentice. The Board comprises of four representatives from the Local Union 258 IBEW and four Employer representatives. The appointed Chairman of the Board is neutral and not associated with the Employers or IBEW.
Apprenticeship Program Manager & E.A. to Chair/ Board of Directors
Training Coordinator & Administrative Support
Electrical Contractors Association of British Columbia (ECABC) represent approximately 150 members across the province including electrical contractors, powerline contractors and associate members.
Industry Training Authority (ITA) is the provincial government agency that leads and coordinates B.C.’s skilled trades system by working with employers, apprentices, industry, labour, training providers, and government to issue credentials, support apprenticeships, fund programs, set program standards and increase opportunities in the trades.
BC Hydro Trades Training Centre is the JLATA’s technical training provider designated by the ITA to deliver the relevant guidelines and levels of technical training as set out in the Powerline Technician Program Outline.
WorksafeBC was established by provincial legislation as an agency with the mandate to oversee a no-fault insurance system for the workplace. They are committed to creating a province free from workplace injury or illness, and to providing service driven by our core values of integrity, accountability, and innovations. By partnering with workers and employers, we help British Columbia come home from work safe every day.
Powering BC Through Excellence in Training
The Joint Line Apprenticeship Training Association has the managerial oversight for the program to assure Apprentices in the Powerline Technician Apprenticeship Program are provided the best training and learning experience within the trade.