Hi there, I'm new here.
I finished pre-trade school and I'm applying for apprenticeships now in the Toronto/GTA area. Part of me wants to do Construction and Maintenance (ie: residential/commercial) and I'm definately applying in those areas. I'm also interested in Industrial 442A though.
Does anyone work in Industrial, and if so, how did you get started? I'm also curious about the process involved in getting both Industrial Electrician AND
Millwright licenses, because so many jobs I look at want people to have both. Would you complete one apprenticeship, then begin the second? Would you reset your payscale back to level 1? Can you do both apprenticeships together?
Part of me wants to be Construction/Maintenance electrician... part of me wants to be Industrial Electrician and possibly Millwright too while learning PLC along the way.
Just looking for any inside advice/knowledge, particularly about where you got started in the business. It's easier for me to look up Construction/Maintenance companies in the phone book and simply call them. As for Industrial its a little harder to find out who needs electricians, particularly green apprentices because almost every job posting I've ever seen for industrial wants 5+ years experience, most of them want dual electrician/millwright tickets, etc.
Thanks for your time, I'm new here, my name is Mike. Glad to meet you guys and gals