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  1. Electrician Apprentice Forum
    Hi I am a first year apprentice, started a couple months ago on a construction site that is residential/commercial. My question is what are my options as far as career paths in this Trade goes? What are the careers inside of construction, and outside. For the more experienced electricians out...
  2. New Member Introductions
    Hi everyone. I've just joined, specifically to get some feedback about going to trade school to become an electrician at age 55. I spent most of my career in maintenance management. At first, for a few years, at a nuclear research facility, and more than 20 years with a university...
  3. New Member Introductions
    Hi everyone, My name is Dylan. I was born in Memphis, Tennessee. Raised in BC, Canada. Then at about 8 years old moved to Costa Rica. Lastly I did high school in Canada, graduating on the Honor Roll with a 3.7 GPA 6 years ago. Since high school I've traveled through about 4 Canadian Provinces...
  4. General Electrical Discussion
    I got my electricians licence a few years ago working in commercial construction throughout my apprenticeship, and since then I've been really thinking that automation, control, and programming is what I'm really interested in pursuing based on the little bit of experience I've had with PLC's in...
  5. General Electrical Discussion
    Basically, I am wondering what anyone/everyone did to overcome challenges as the new, inexperienced technician when they first started in the industry. My background is that I started in a factory at the bottom, busted my butt to move up to an operator because I was bored of the mind-numbing...
  6. Union Topics
    (X-postfrom General Electrical Discussion I felt like I posted this in the wrong section) To make this short, I am a 17 year old senior in high school and I have decided that I want to join this trade over going to a university. I've spent a about a month looking into...
  7. Union Topics
    To make this short, I am a 17 year old senior in high school and I have decided that I want to join this trade over going to a university. I just need some tips and advice. I've spent a about a month looking into careers/universities and electrician is the only thing that interests me. I...
  8. New Member Introductions
    Hello, I am currently in the Air Force (non electrical job) and decided I will separate early next year (2014). I am interested applying for an electrician apprenticeship with the IBEW in Florida. I contacted the local JATC there and they said they have abundant work right now but it might...
  9. General Electrical Discussion
    I'm 20 years old and currently I'm in college with about 60 something credits towards an accounting degree. I feel like I am going just to please my parents. There is absolutely nothing in college that is appealing to me. None of the majors are things that I plan on doing for the rest of my...
  10. General Electrical Discussion
    I am hoping that someone might be able to offer me some advice regarding a possible career change. For the past seven years since I graduated college I have been working as an Electrical Engineer for a large defense company. My educational background includes a Bachelors degree in Computer...
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