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Old 07-26-2009, 02:20 PM   #1
 
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Hi, my name is John im from western washington, I was originally wanting to become a lineman, then I saw the industrial wireman and it seemed more interesting. I was wondering how most people get into the apprenticeships? Do you need any schooling? How hard is it to actually get in? The only real job experience I have is getting paid under the table working a construction job for the summer. Otherwise I have been in college the last 3 years before I decided it wasnt for m e.
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Are industrial wireman always in demand? Im assuming so. Ive applied or am in the proces of applying to 4 or 5 jatc training centers to become a inside wiremen apprentice. What are the chances for a guy to get in with limited job experience.
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Are industrial wireman always in demand? Im assuming so. Ive applied or am in the proces of applying to 4 or 5 jatc training centers to become a inside wiremen apprentice. What are the chances for a guy to get in with limited job experience.
No, industral work is the worst shape I have ever seen it. Companies are not spending capital improvement funds.
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Hi, my name is John im from western washington, I was originally wanting to become a lineman, then I saw the industrial wireman and it seemed more interesting. I was wondering how most people get into the apprenticeships? Do you need any schooling? How hard is it to actually get in? The only real job experience I have is getting paid under the table working a construction job for the summer. Otherwise I have been in college the last 3 years before I decided it wasnt for m e.
You might ask your question on www.line-man.com. That's the best forum for linework that I've come across. Nice people too.
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So your saying it would be pretty impossible for me to get in?
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You might ask your question on www.line-man.com. That's the best forum for linework that I've come across. Nice people too.
Im more interested in industrial work at this point, but I have been accepted to northwest lineman college, alot of people at theat forum say its pointless to pay for schooling though. So i dont know.

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Northwest is like the Harvard or M.I.T. of line schools. You'd be able to write your own meal ticket forever when you get done there.
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You think so? A lot of people just say why pay when you can get on with the ibew and get paid to learn, thats all they say? It's got we scared and not wanting to pay 15k to go there.
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