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  1. finding work as a helper in Quebec

    Canadian Electrical Forum
    hello! Im finding it very difficult to find any info, or even if its possible, to be a helper for electricians in Quebec I'm in Montreal, Im a permanent resident and have a drivers license we don't really have unions in the uk, or at least they don't have any power, but we do have a new...
  2. Recommend Books

    New Member Introductions
    I just got my first week's paycheck as an electrician's helper. Hopefully that qualifies me to use the site. I think the apprenticeship program starts in the fall. I want to make more of this opportunity than it is supposed to be worth. Of course I have done a lot of digging already, which...
  3. Hello from Ontario Canada

    New Member Introductions
    Hi everyone, First I want to say I can't believe my username was available! Batman...I mean Jake here, from Milton Ontario Canada. I recently decided that I want to pursue a career as an Electrician after speaking with friends and family. I have no electrical experience but am already...
  4. Curious about the trade - LI, NY

    New Member Introductions
    Hello everyone, I'm here to learn more info about the trade, whether or not its right for me and how to get started with no experience. I applied for an apprenticeship with my local IBEW and I passed the aptitude test with an average score on the algebra portion and a very high score on the...
  5. Provisional Material Handler

    General Electrical Discussion
    Hey Guys, So I am applying for the inside apprenticeship program at NECA-IBEW at the airport. I currently have not worked as Material handler but I have done tons of projects around the house from wiring and installing porch lights to rewiring out lets to a dishwasher and microwave. I want to...
  6. Helper Electrician Wages

    General Electrical Discussion
    I am about to finish a high school vocational program in the electrical field in Maine and have acquired my minimum 576 hours of classroom time for a journeyman license. I have to work 8,000 hours before I can apply for a journeyman license. My Questions are: -How much does an electrician...
  7. Good starting rate in Ga?

    General Electrical Discussion
    I started with a small company in Georgia about 2 months ago making 9$ an hour. hile I love my job (as a helper of course) I'm pretty sure they're going to cut me loose when this job wraps up. In these 2 months I've gained a good bit of on the job experience (bending and running conduit, high...
  8. Anyone shorthanded?

    Commercial Electrical Forum
    Hey guys, I just got laid off and i desperately need another job. My foreman who still has his job but got cut from 5 days a week to 4 told me to check either plaskett electric or todd electric. 2nd option is to go to job sites where new houses are being built and ask the electricians there if...
  9. Hello from an electrician in training!

    New Member Introductions
    Hey there everybody! I am 16 years old, just beginning to learn the basics of the electrical field. I am currently attending a local technical center in my areas that will help me learn the basics, and get some interviews when they feel I am ready. I take my work very seriously, and currently...
  10. Getting started in the trade sticky thread?

    General Electrical Discussion
    I think it would be a great idea to make a sticky with some advice from some of you guys for us just starting out in the trade. It would declutter this forum a little bit as well. We could keep updating it with great information as time goes on. Good idea?