As an electrician apprentice, you’ll learn to install, maintain, and repair electrical systems in either home, businesses, and manufacturing plants. This all depends on what part of the trade you get into. Your most important role as a new apprentice is to assist the journeyman electrician. The goal of every apprentice is to educate and guide the individual to their journeyman level. Every apprentice will be assigned to a journeyman that will oversee and guide their work throughout the apprenticeship.
Electrician apprentices are subject to a number of potentially hazardous conditions. Electricians are often required to work in cramped areas, on high ladders near ceilings, or on the roofs of homes. They can be exposed to unfavorable weather for long periods of time. Since they are called to buildings without functioning electricity, they are also subject to the extreme hot or cold temperatures existing inside a location.
Other dangers include working with high voltages and current flow. As an Electrician you must make sure to wear the proper protective clothing, and properly dispose of used chemical agents. They need to be knowledgeable about the environmental regulations controlling how such fluids are to be used.
Electricians work in a variety of settings and may be exposed to several hazards, including:
Many Electrician apprentices work full-time. However, it is not uncommon for them to work around 60 hours per week depending on the season. Work in this field also requires extensive traveling time as Electricians are required to move from one job site to another.
The need for Electrician apprentices will continue to rise steadily. According to the Electricians: Occupational Outlook Handbook: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov) The job growth in this field is attributed to the expected increase.
Our four year apprenticeship prepares students for immediate employability in today's workforce.
Successful completion of these courses will earn the student a Certificate of Completion from the program and make them eligible to take their Electrician Journeyman License Examination.