Not sure you have what it takes to become an electrician? You might be surprised. The NECA-IBEW Electricians, and Youngstown and Warren Area Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committees offer unique opportunities for individuals to learn critical skills in the electrical industry while they work.
Apprenticeship opportunities include a three-year residential electrician program and a five-year commercial/industrial electrician program. Applications are taken year-round.
Some core attributes needed to succeed as an electrician include:
- A strong work ethic
- An ability to learn and master technical concepts
- A desire to work with your hands
- Passion for the construction trades
- A willingness to work in all types of weather
- A drug-free lifestyle
Apprenticeship opportunities aren’t just for men, either. “You hear rumors, people tell you women don’t belong in the trade,” said Brittany Massacci, a current apprentice in the program. “I have not been treated differently in any way, shape or form.”
Want to learn more about what it takes to become a union electrician? Hear what Massacci has to say about her apprenticeship experience. “If someone asked me about joining this program, I wouldn’t even hesitate to tell them yes, it’s the right thing to do—it’s a great career and a great future,” said Massacci.