If you have an aptitude for math, mechanical ability and manual dexterity, can work at heights and can distinguish colours so you can work with colour-coded wiring, then you could be an electrician.
Electricians install, alter, repair and maintain electrical systems designed to provide heat, light, power, control, signal or fire alarms for all types of buildings, structures and premises.
Some electricians specialize in different areas such as: residential (housing developments), commercial (office buildings), institutional (hospitals), and industrial (plants, factories).
Being an apprentice means you learn on the job as well as during the required training periods. An electrical apprenticeship period is four years including a minimum of 1,500 hours of on-the-job training and eight weeks of technical training in each of the first three years, and a minimum of 1,350 hours of on-the-job training and 12 weeks of technical training in the fourth year. For more information about the Alberta Apprenticeship & Industry Training go to www.tradesecrets.gov.ab.ca
Electrician is one of nine trades offered at Lakeland College’s trade centre. You’ll learn in modern facilities and in small classes from instructors geared toward your success.
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