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Employment in the electrical and high-tech information systems industry is projected to grow significantly over the next ten years, with increases in construction spending and growing demand for alternative power generation, such as solar and wind, driving demand for electricians. The route to careers in the electrical industry is via apprenticeship.

Powering America’s industry-supported apprenticeship training programs are located in every state and offer college credits with NO STUDENT LOANS, excellent compensation and benefits–even while training–mobility, and opportunities for advancement and responsibility. In the classroom, apprentices learn electrical theory, blueprint reading, mathematics, electrical code requirements, and safety and first-aid practices. They may also receive specialized training, on subjects such as soldering, low voltage systems, communications, and fire alarm systems.

Program concentrations include

  • Residential Wireman,
  • Journey- Level Worker Lineman,
  • Journey-Level Worker Tree Trimmer,
  • Journey-Level Worker Inside Wireman, and
  • Telecommunication VDV Installer-Technician.

A high school diploma or equivalent and one year of algebra are typically required for acceptance into most of our training programs. Students who have strong critical thinking or troubleshooting skills are particularly urged to consider electrical apprenticeship training.

Our training partner is the electrical training ALLIANCE, which is the largest program of its kind, assisting more than 350,000 apprentices achieve journeyman status through local affiliate programs.

 

 

Learn more about electrical apprenticeship programs and careers in the electrical industry by visiting powering-america.org/careers.

 

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