Thinking of starting my own pre-apprentice course (non-accredited). Something like 4 sessions at 3 hours each. I would do this privately at my home or the student's home.
We'd go over tool usage, basic wiring for residential and commercial, some code, some diagrams, some improvising based on the students ability. Get to know them, see what direction they want to go, and steer them that way. Etc.
Upon completion, they get a reference from me for their resume.
I was looking at the Pre-apprenticeship course here in B.C. Canada, and it's 24 weeks full-time at a college, and nearly $4000 with books!
I'm just looking to help someone get a job.
Do you think that there would be interest for this kind of thing in the general public?
The program is designed to prepare the student for employment in the electrical or related fields in residential, commercial and industrial environments. Due to market conditions, not all Construction Electrician Foundation graduates are able to find apprenticeships locally. Graduates willing to relocate to the Lower Mainland, the Okanagan, Northeastern BC or Alberta enjoy excellent employment prospects.
Graduates of the Electrical Foundation program receive credit for first year apprenticeship technical training
The current estimated costs for the 24-week program include:
If you're looking to just get people who are interested in the trade better prepared for the apprenticeship program, I might see a draw in that for a nominal fee... Kinda lead them to the facet of the trade they'd be best at.(Lineman, wireman, controls, PLC's, etc)
If you're looking to substitute the full apprenticeship program and throw a reference letter out for John Doe being a good prospect for being an apprentice electrician, I'm not sure how that would fly. Especially if BC has any kind of municipal certification requiring the accredited class and CE credits.