Category Archives for "Becoming an Electrician"

Must-Have Electrician Skills

Do you want a career as an electrician? Listed below are some must-have electrician skills to be successful.

You’ll spend 4-5 years as an electrician apprentice, so don’t become overwhelmed looking at this list. You will definitely grow in your skillset during your apprenticeship!

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How I Survived my First Year as an Electrician Apprentice

While my first year as an electrician apprentice will not be your experience, I did find out quickly that apprentices live at the bottom.  

First year electrician apprentice

I'm thinking I had this look on my face a lot that first year.

If you feel like you have one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel, you're not alone. Apprentices are known to bear the brunt of menial tasks, and going through a trial by fire.

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Electrician Career Paths You Never Thought Of!

Let's face it! We want to know our options. Because electrician career paths diverge in many directions, you'll end up with a stack of choices.

Here's the thing, you won't need to worry about being stuck doing the same thing your entire career. There are many options and advancements possible in this trade - some you've probably never thought of!

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Join the IBEW Electrician Apprenticeship

When you join the IBEW Electrician Apprenticeship program, you will earn wages and benefits while learning through:

  1. On-the-Job Training
  2. Classroom Instruction​

One of the advantages of  an apprenticeship is actual hands-on learning. Most of us grasp lessons faster and easier that way.

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