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#8688 - 04/01/02 01:35 PM MA Law and a job if you please...!
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I am trying to get into the Electrical Field (looking for an apprenticeship!) and have a question with regards to the MGL 141:8. Am I interpreting this correctly, MA Journeyman Electricians not regularly employed by a Class A holder (person or otherwise) can employ an apprentice? I am wondering this due to the differnece in requirements for the plumbing field.

I also need clarification on the requirements to install Telephone, CATV and Networking cables in the state of MA. I would like to start out by installing said cables in both new and remodel jobs (I need the money!). I am reading through the NEC 2002 w/MA amendments and find that I am within the law to install these systems but I want to make sure before I get myself in trouble...

If anyone out there is reading this and knows of a way that I can get the hours needed for the Journeyman’s License on Cape Cod or just off I would really appreciate it. I have been looking for quite some time with little success.

I was trained as an Electronics Tech. in the AF specifically in Security Systems (Notice the AFSC as the UserName...). I have also been to the local alarm shops and have had no success there either. I have all but given up on breaking into the field but I would really like to get started. I am a fast learner and can do the work...just need someone to show me the ins and outs...don't need a lot of supervision.

Any help would be GREATLY APPRECIATED...!!!!
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#8689 - 04/01/02 04:31 PM Re: MA Law and a job if you please...!
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How badly do you want to live in Massachusetts? Consider moving or commuting to RI, after all, its not that far from the cape. I picked up the Sunday Providence Journal this past weekend and there were 8 or 9 ads seeking apprentices and/or journeymen.
You might have better luck in the Ocean State than in the Bay State.
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#8690 - 04/01/02 04:44 PM Re: MA Law and a job if you please...!
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Ouch...but your probably right...

I was hopeing for something local but an hour commute each way to RI I could handle for a while...

Thanks CTwireman...
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#8691 - 04/01/02 04:58 PM Re: MA Law and a job if you please...!
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BTW, I am a native of Lil Rhody so email me if you have any questions or concerns about the area. I would be happy to help.
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