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The Electrical Apprenticeship and how it can Work for You



Why choose Electrician Apprenticeship?
Apprenticeship means real skills and real careers.

Electrician Apprenticeship Proven Success
Today’s electricians were yesterday’s apprentices, in most cases. Electrician Apprenticeship Proven Methods. You will be taught by experienced professionals and take approximately 144 hours of related classes each year and you'll have a chance to practice your new electrical skills on the job while you are learning.

Consider the Higher Electrician Wages
Skilled electricians pay more than unskilled. That’s why apprenticeships typically lead to higher wages plus great benefits.



How to Become an Apprentice Electrician

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Positions for Electrical Workers

ACCESS CONTROL ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN
APPLIANCE SERVICEMAN
CABLE SPLICER
CONSTRUCTION AND INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICIAN
ELECTRIC UTILITY TECHNICIAN
ELECTRICAL ESTIMATOR
ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC MAINTAINER
ELECTRICIAN CONSTRUCTOR
ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN
HYDRO ELECTRICIAN
INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONIC MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN
INDUSTRIAL MAINTENANCE ELECTRICIAN
INDUSTRIAL MAINTENANCE ELECTRICIAN/ELECTRONICS
INDUSTRIAL SUBSTATION ELECTRICIAN
LIMITED RESIDENTIAL ELECTRICIAN
LOW ENERGY/SOUND AND COMMUNICATION TECHNICIAN
MAINTENANCE ELECTRICIAN
MAINTENANCE ELECTRICIAN/ELECTRONICS
MARINE ELECTRICIAN
METER ELECTRICIAN
MOTOR SHOP ELECTRICIAN
NEON AND ELECTRICAL SIGN ELECTRICIAN
OIL BURNER ELECTRICIAN
QUALITY CONTROL APPRENTICES
RADIO TELEVISION ELECTRICAN
RESIDENTIAL ELECTRICIAN
SHOP ELECTRICIAN
SIGNAL - LIGHTING ELECTRICIAN
SOUND COMMUNICATION AND ELECTRONIC CONTROL
STATION ELECTRICIAN/WIREMAN/POWER SUPPLY ELECTRICIAN
WIRE ELECTRICIAN

Types of Electrical Work
Construction and residential electricians work in all phases of the electrical construction and service industry. They do the electrical construction work on projects ranging from single-family residences to state-of-the-art industrial plants.

Workers install conduits and wire all lighting, along with switches and converters, to complex systems incorporating computerization and high technology in the installation and maintenance of electrical systems. Their work includes both small and large commercial installation up to and including high-rise buildings. Electricians also do repair and maintenance on all electrical installations.

The low voltage/sound and communication apprenticeship includes work processes in fiber optics, telephone systems, sound and fire alarm systems, LAN and structured wiring systems.

Examples of Working Conditions as an Electrician
This work is done in the full range of environmental conditions to include outside in the dirt, cold, sun, rain, and snow; inside in climate-controlled modern offices, and in state-of-the-art clean rooms in hospitals and manufacturing plants. The work can require considerable standing, bending and reaching and may be conducted in cramped spaces or at great heights.

The Electrician Apprenticeship
The program, depending upon your area, consists of 2,000-10,000 hours on-the-job training. Additionally, 144-216 hours of classroom instruction is required per year. Generally the additional training is conducted two nights per week.

Electrician Apprenticeship Entry Requirements

(Requirements vary slightly in different regions)

  • At least 18 years old (birth certificate or reliable proof of age)
  • High school graduate or GED
  • At least one year of high school or one quarter of post high school algebra with a grade of C or better (sealed high school transcript or GED scores with proof of algebra grades)
  • Resident of the geographical area covered by the program for one year prior to application
  • Discharge papers, if applicable
  • Physically able to perform work of the trade
  • Must score "high" on GATB or NJATC test.

The Division of Apprenticeship Standards states that Electrician Certification may be required in your area. Contact your local apprenticeship office for more details.

* These figures may change depending on your location and position.

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How can I get to know more training about house electrical wiring? I am in my high school now offering electrical as my course and I will to get more in order to avoid bad work. I need your help about that please.

Answer:
Seek an electrical contractor in your area who will allow you to work as a helper where you will gain on the job observation and experience. I personally feel that there will be a great deal of home remodeling work in the near future, especially as new energy efficient devices come to the market and we see more electric cars come on the market. So I would encourage you to begin your education about home electrical wiring and keep an eye on all the new technologies that are coming out.

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