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Old 12-07-2007, 02:24 PM   #1
 
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hello all, I am interested in becoming an electrician, general electrician i am assuming, i want to work on residential and buildings...anyways I was looking for some advice on how to go about this, Vatterott college is a vocational school in Kansas where i am located that offers a general electrician program, is this the best way to pursue this endeavor, or is there a better way to get into this field??? any info would be helpful..... Thanks much Lance
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Old 12-07-2007, 02:40 PM   #2
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Best way I know of it as apply at various electrical contractors. Ask about any education opportunities they may have... most have something available to you. OTJ training is the best. Yes, you're starting out on the first rung, but you'll probably start there anyway with the training you get.

You will hear pro- and non-union, as well as pro- and anti-merit ('open') shop sides of the profession, but that is an issue that cannot be resolved here. See what is available, and follow your instincts.
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thanx for the help i will try and see wich contractors are in my area......Lance
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I really see no way to become an electrician with classroom study that does not go hand in hand with on the job training and few if any employers would hire someone coming out of strictly class room training at much more than a starting wage. The same wage they would give a person with no class room training. Though I might give a bit more money depending upon the interview.
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Go back in the threads for two weeks. We discussed this a length recently.
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