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Electrical

CONSTRUCTION

Description

Job Corps offers a basic Electrical program and an Electrical Trainee, Pre-Apprentice program through Home Builders Institute (HBI). All training programs are hands-on and are similar in curriculum and requirements.

Career Details

Skills

Students in Electrical are trained in the following subject areas:

  • Installing, maintaining, and repairing electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures
  • Ensuring that electrical work follows industry codes
  • Servicing street lights, intercom systems, or electrical control systems
  • Connecting wires to circuit breakers, transformers, or other components
  • Following electrical safety

Career Options

Career Options

Most Electrical Job Corps graduates go to work for licensed electricians or are self-employed.

Requirements

Before entering the program, students must:

  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.

Credentials

As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.

Expectations

While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:

  • Attention to detail
  • Cooperation
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Problem-solving skills

Electrical Numbers to Know

$34K

National average earning potential for this career

8-12

Months needed to complete career training

46

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