Have you decided that sitting in an office, staring at a computer screen for eight hours a day, is not for you? Are you wanting to obtain a qualification, but get paid while you study? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, then a career in the trade industry may be just what you are looking for.
In these times, where job security is vital, more high school graduates are considering careers in the trade industry, especially in the electrical field. Would you like to know if you qualify, what it entails, or how becoming an electrician would benefit you, then you have come to the right place.
It’s important to do research before deciding to become an electrician as it will take many hours in a classroom and on-site before you attain your goal.
Some questions you should ask yourself are:
Once you have answered these questions, and you still want to pursue this route, your journey to becoming a qualified electrician will begin.
To enter an electrical apprenticeship program, you must:
During your apprenticeship, you will have the opportunity to obtain your supervised work experience via a technical college, or via a union/non-union apprenticeship program. You will be ready to write your journeyman certification exam after:
Once you have obtained the necessary practical and classroom hours, you will be eligible to apply for and write the Journeyman certification exam. This certificate is issued by municipalities, so you will have to contact the local Construction Trade Qualified Board for the specific details of your municipality.
To qualify to write the Master’s Electrician Certification exam, you must have the Journeyman certification for a minimum of two to four years. Master electricians have advanced knowledge and more work experience, so can obtain residential work permits in various counties.
It takes many years of hard work and dedicated study to become a licensed electrician, but once you achieve your goal, the benefits are worth it. Some benefits of choosing to qualify as an electrician are:
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