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Old 04-16-2011, 01:27 PM   #1
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I plan on having a certificate to be an Industrial Electrician by fall. The classes include: Interpreting the NEC, Computer Fundamentals, Basic electricity, Motor and motor controls, PLCs, and circuits and wiring fundamentals. I am wondering what all can I do with this. Would I be over qualified for apprenticeship with the local 531 IBEW? Could I get into REMC or Nipsco with this? could you guys throw me some suggestions on what I could do because I really want this and I just need some wisdom and advice on what I could become. THANK YOU!
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Old 04-16-2011, 01:32 PM   #2
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I plan on having a certificate to be an Industrial Electrician by fall. The classes include: Interpreting the NEC, Computer Fundamentals, Basic electricity, Motor and motor controls, PLCs, and circuits and wiring fundamentals. I am wondering what all can I do with this. Would I be over qualified for apprenticeship with the local 531 IBEW? Could I get into REMC or Nipsco with this? could you guys throw me some suggestions on what I could do because I really want this and I just need some wisdom and advice on what I could become. THANK YOU!
If I were you I would look for a job as a maintenance electrician. I do think this would qualify you to be an apprentice but honestly the market is really bad in most areas for construction electricians.
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If I get into the apprenticeship wont I be gauranteed work for 5 years?
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Nope...

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Your certificate courses don't line up very well with construction electrical work anyhow. They make you qualified as an elec/tech type person in a factory or industrial maintenance setting. Pretty much the same pay-wise anyhow.
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What type of courses would line up for construction electrical work?
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Seriously OJT, Go then IBEW path or if that is not possible the ABC or IEC.
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The course of $10.00 per hour working for a local EC.
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I plan on having a certificate to be an Industrial Electrician by fall. The classes include: Interpreting the NEC, Computer Fundamentals, Basic electricity, Motor and motor controls, PLCs, and circuits and wiring fundamentals. I am wondering what all can I do with this. Would I be over qualified for apprenticeship with the local 531 IBEW? Could I get into REMC or Nipsco with this? could you guys throw me some suggestions on what I could do because I really want this and I just need some wisdom and advice on what I could become. THANK YOU!
Fundemental principles are really important. If you get a grasp on all of what you have mentioned it will be a big plus in your future...Union apprenticeship, or any. Any course you will likely take will probably take only two nights a week. I would suggest taking a third night and learn heating/cooling. Good luck.
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No.

A friend of mine from Iowa came to Mexico a week ago. He had just been fired because there was no work to do!!! He was 4 months away from getting his licence.
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A friend of mine from Iowa came to Mexico a week ago. He had just been fired because there was no work to do!!! He was 4 months away from getting his licence.
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I thought you were from Iowa.
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