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#22555 - 02/24/03 11:22 PM How to become an electrician  
ChrisD  Offline
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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 11:46 PM Re: How to become an electrician  
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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.


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#22557 - 02/24/03 11:51 PM Re: How to become an electrician  
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thxz alot ed... i'll look into that at the local community college...

#22558 - 02/25/03 01:24 AM Re: How to become an electrician  
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Milwaukee, WI
I believe this Local is nearest to you:

The others in your state are listed at:

General information about apprenticeship can be found at:

Best of luck to you.

#22559 - 02/25/03 03:41 AM Re: How to become an electrician  
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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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