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  • Detailed explanation of apprenticeship program
    Updated On: Feb 03, 2020


    Our goal is to train "select" men and women to be the best in the electrical trade. Regrettably, we are limited in the number we can accept each year. We seek to select the best candidates and help train them to become complete craft workers. Complete craft workers will demonstrate proper skills, knowledge, a positive attitude, and excellent work ethics.

    While job skills are learned and acquired on the job, some limited hands-on training takes place in the classroom to help the apprentice develop a better understanding of theories associated with the trade. Classroom training consists of 4 years (a minimum of 200 hours each year) of study. Classes are conducted are year-round and meet two nights a week form 6:30 to 9:30 PM. Apprentices are NOT paid to attend class.

    Apprentices usually work an 8-hour shift Monday thru Friday. Many jobs, however, work four 10 hour days. Some jobs may require working overtime for which workers are paid an overtime rate.

    Upon satisfactory completion of a year of school, passing written and hands-on certification exams, and having worked the minimum number of hours showing satisfactory progress, the apprentice is advanced to the next higher level of pay.

    Throughout the program, each apprentice will be evaluated both on the job and in classroom studies to ensure they are adapting, progressing, and advancing in the trade. 

    For all Apprenticeship questions please contact the Apprenticeship Training Director.

    Christopher McGlashan


    (828) 505-0216 


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