Electrical Apprenticeship Training
The electrical field is a rewarding career choice that can give you the life you’ve always wanted – making good money for doing intereting work. But before you can be an electrican, you will need training.
There are three basic ways to become an electrician:
- Community college or university training.
- Trade school focusing on electrical training.
- Apprenticeship programs.
Which way is the best? That may depend on the type of person you are. If you prefer to read and study more than actually doing things with your hands, then formal classroom training such as offered in a community college can be the best way to go. However, if you prefer to learn by actually getting your hands on something, then you just can’t beat an electrical apprenticeship. You will not only learn by actually performing the work, but you will get PAID to do it!
You will need a high school education with a good foundation in math. Much in the electrical field relates to math, and the better background you have in math to begin with, the better you will be able to handle the technical details of electrical engineering. The next piece is to get high quality training in the electrical field.
Your IEC electrical apprenticeship will result in your becoming a certified electrician by passing the IEC National Certified Professional Electrical Exam. This exam covers the key concepts and practical skills across the four-year IEC Electrical Apprenticeship Program. Competencies on these exams come from the Core Concepts, which appear at the end of each year. Once you pass the exams, you will receive an IEC National Certified Professional Electrician Certificate, wallet card, and recognition from IEC National.
Your career through IEC will begin as an apprentice electrician. From there, you can advcance to journeyman status, and then foreman or supervisor. You may even end up owning your own company. There is no limit on what you can do. How you choose to get there is up to you, but we invite you to contact us through the form below to find out if an electrical apprenticeship is the path for you.