Wednesday, June 23, 2021
With experience and expertise through the Central Florida Electrical Joint Apprentice & Training Program, you can become a skilled Journeyman creating a new life and adventure for you and your family.
The current trend with Generation Y and Z is to attend a four-year university upon high-school graduation. The main reason for this is to have a reliable source of income for yourself and your family. This has created a shortage of qualified craftsmen in the trades as many in the “Baby Boomer” generation are, and will be, retiring. Many job opportunities both in the field and the office are opening because of this generation’s departure from the workforce.
When graduating from high school, it is important to weigh the pros and cons of going to college vs starting your career immediately and training for a specific trade. Unlike college, if you choose a trade school, you will graduate from an apprenticeship program with zero debt. The Apprenticeship program includes being in the classroom for only 6 hours a week and paid on-the-job training. While in the program, you have the opportunity to have a health insurance plan as well as pension plans to ensure your family’s safety and future.
So, what exactly is an apprenticeship program?
The Electrical Apprenticeship program is a 4-year calendar program where you will have on-the-job training at various locations with multiple contractors. Being exposed to different size jobs and contractors throughout the program gives you a better idea of what direction you would want to go in upon completion. This 4-year program also requires class time once a week where you learn more of the technical knowledge and training of the industry. Each year, upon passing the classroom activities and good standing in the field, the apprentice receives an hourly pay increase until they finish school and become a Journeyman Wireman. Upon becoming a Journeyman, there are many career paths that can be taken including Foreman, General Foreman, Superintendent, Estimator, Project Engineers, and Project Managers.
Overall, getting into an Apprenticeship Program is not just a job, it is a career. This career allows you to make money as you are doing limited school hours and be debt-free upon graduating. More people are retiring from the construction industry than are coming in creating an immediate need. If you are interested in construction and the Apprenticeship Program, we can help you. For more information, contact us or visit Central Florida Electrical Joint Apprenticeship Program for more information.