Apprenticeship: What is it?
Apprenticeship is a structured system of training, designed to prepare individuals for occupations in skilled trades and crafts. Apprenticeship combines related classroom instruction with on-the-job training under the supervision of experienced and licensed workers.
Apprenticeship: What does it offer?
Workers who complete apprenticeship training programs can expect to hold good jobs at good pay! Their skills are a source of personal satisfaction as well as employment security. Statistics show that apprentices earn higher wages, have more stable work records, and are promoted sooner and more often than workers who have not been trained through apprenticeship training programs.
How will an Apprenticeship Program help Employers?
If employers need trained workers now and in the future, they can benefit from an apprenticeship program. It is proven that apprentices are more motivated, are learning their jobs faster, are more loyal to an employer who helped provide their training, and are more likely to become supervisors than workers trained in other ways. The beginning wages for an apprentice is approximately 40 to 50 percent of those earned by skilled workers. Wages are paid in proportion to the skills and abilities of the apprentice. The apprentice begins earning approximately half the wages of workers fully trained in the occupation.
Electrical Apprentice Requirements:
- Must have a master electrician sponsor / employ them to be an apprentice in order to attain the required on-the-job learning hours. If a participant does not have a sponsor they can still attend training. However, they will only be taking it for personal knowledge and not considered an apprentice.
- Complete requirements for training and work experience for the amount of time designated by the state for each license
- Complete registration requirements with BRTC.
- Electrical & amp; General Safety
- Hand Bending
- Fasteners & Anchors
- Electrical Theory I
- Electrical Theory II
- Electrical Test Equipment
- Introduction to the National Electrical Code
- Raceways, Boxes, & Fittings
- Introduction to Electrical Blueprints
- Wiring: Commercial and Industrial
- Wiring: Residential
- Alternating Current
- Motors: Theory and Application
- Conduit Bending
- Boxes and Fittings
- Conductor Installations
- Cable Tray
- Conductor Terminations and Splices
- Installation of Electric Services
- Circuit Breakers and Fuses
- Contactors and Relays
- Electric Lighting
- Load Calculators – Branch and Feeder Circuits
- Conductor Selection and Calculations
- Overcurrent Protection
- Raceway, Box, and Fitting Fill Requirements
- Wiring Devices
- Distribution Equipment
- Distribution System Transformers
- Lamps, Ballasts, and Components
- Motor Calculations
- Motor Maintenance, Part I
- Motor Controls
- Hazardous Locations
- Load Calculations – Feeders and Services
- Practical Applications of Lighting
- Standby and Emergency Systems
- Basic Electronic Theory
- Fire Alarm Systems
- Speciality Transformers
- Advanced Motor Controls
- HVAC Controls
- Heat Tracing and Freeze Protection
- Motor Maintenance, Part 2
- High Voltage Terminations/Splices
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