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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 love electronics, electrics, and hands-on-jobs. College might be too expensive and I can't see myself behind a desk.
I know there are two routes I can take, Union and Non-Union, and It seems like the two sides have it's pros and cons. I'm not sure which one would be right for me but I've done some research and I believe I need to TRY and join a 5 year apprenticeship program in the IBEW.
My locals are 11 and 18.
I have heard the pay is worth the labor and I am dedicated to work hard to advance towards higher payer jobs. I plan to attend a community college at the same time to have general education plus some courses to increase my knowledge in the field.
Any tips and advice on how to be successful so I won't regret my decision will be great. Job outlook and salary info crosses my mind as well. Lastly, general info on what it is like in the IBEW.
As an apprentice in the IBEW you'll get really good training and they pay for it,so it's a good deal if you can get in.
If you are interested in electronics ,then study motors,controls and PLC's you will be worth top dollar in the electrical trade if you can master that discipline.
Work as hard as you can everyday and always do your best.
Welcome To the electrical trade and ET....:thumbup: