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#22555 - 02/24/03 07:22 PM How to become an electrician
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Registered: 02/24/03
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Loc: Sterlingh heights, MI, USA
Well, first off i'm new here and I'm interested in getting into the electrical field. I wanna be an electrician for commercial type things not to interested in the whole industrial. But, i don't know how to go about it. I was told by someone i have to have a journeymans card and train under a master electrician for 5 yrs but, i don't know how to go about doing that or if this is true... if you guy's could shine some guiding light in my path i'd really appreciate it ...

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#22556 - 02/24/03 07:46 PM Re: How to become an electrician
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Registered: 07/08/02
Posts: 184
Loc: Canada
The only way I know of is to hire on as an apprentice, keep your eyes open, work hard, and learn all you can.

If you can afford to, take a course, the kind where you get about 50% hands on (shop time), at a trade school or community college first.

It really helps if you have a natural interest in electrical equipment and systems.

Ed


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#22557 - 02/24/03 07:51 PM Re: How to become an electrician
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thxz alot ed... i'll look into that at the local community college...

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#22558 - 02/24/03 09:24 PM Re: How to become an electrician
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Registered: 08/07/02
Posts: 1084
Loc: Milwaukee, WI
I believe this Local is nearest to you: http://www.ibewlocal58.org/apprenticeship.htm

The others in your state are listed at: http://ibew.org/locals_on-line3.asp

General information about apprenticeship can be found at: http://www.njatc.org/

Best of luck to you.

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#22559 - 02/24/03 11:41 PM Re: How to become an electrician
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ChrisD,

Welcome to ECN and to the trade!

Grab the classified section of your newspaper, look under the "E" section, and start calling a few ECs (Electrical Contractors).

Good luck.

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