Hi everyone, I just joined the apprentice program in Pittsburgh and I love it. I'm looking to connect with some other women electricians as I haven't met any in the field yet...So far all the guys are super nice & helpful, I'm learning a lot and am really happy that I finally have a job I can retire from one day. I'm 31 and have been working in the deadend fitness field since I was 17... you can't get full time work, clients cancel on you last minute and you don't get paid, no health insurance, no retirement, nothing. It sucks, I could hardly pay my utilities. Now at the lowest apprentice pay, I'm already catching up & have actual raises in my future (I'd get laughed at for even asking for a raise in my last field). Some days are hard work, I don't mind, but most days I'm like 'I'm really getting paid for this???' I'm learning a lot and still have a lot to learn, but overall it's really fun work. Lots of guys complain about it, but they don't understand how good they have it cuz they joined out of high school & think they're missing out on something...yea poverty!! Lol or student debt! I look forward to chatting with some sisters & brothers!