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I am currently trying to become an apprentice in Killeen, Texas, but I'm not really sure how to go about it, and I have only a very basic understanding of electricity and algebra (I barely passed algebra in high school). I am also not sure whether I should join a union or not. Do I need to take some college courses first, or should I go in blind and learn on the job? Sorry for making so many questions, any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

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You should learn high school algebra very well. Work on your presentation skills and apply at your local union hall IMO.
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I am currently trying to become an apprentice in Killeen, Texas, but I'm not really sure how to go about it, and I have only a very basic understanding of electricity and algebra (I barely passed algebra in high school). I am also not sure whether I should join a union or not. Do I need to take some college courses first, or should I go in blind and learn on the job? Sorry for making so many questions, any help would be greatly appreciated.
Join the IBEW. It's worth it.

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Welcome aboard @Tinalo!

If you have any chance at all join the union.

Look into some online learning to get basic algebra down.
 

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Thank you very much for your advice. Any specific area of math I should look into? I've also noticed that the IBEW doesn't have much of a presence in Killeen, so I'm not sure If I should move to Austin or maybe San Antonio.
 

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You guys use a lot of algebra? I'm mostly residential, the only algebra I do is:

H hours * P pay - $ lunch = profit!
 

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Thank you very much for your advice. Any specific area of math I should look into? I've also noticed that the IBEW doesn't have much of a presence in Killeen, so I'm not sure If I should move to Austin or maybe San Antonio.
Talk to the Austin local. Killeen is likely within their jurisdiction.

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