Electricians design, plan, install, repair and maintain electrical systems in homes, commercial buildings, industrial complexes and retail buildings. There's also growing demand for specialized work with controls, fibre optics and communication and computer networks.
Completed: Grade 12
Recommended: English 12 | Pre-Calculus Math 11 | Physics 11
The Electrical Joint Training Committee (EJTC)
and the Western Joint Training Society (WJETS)
offer one of the highest quality apprenticeship
programs in B.C. Preferred entry into an
apprenticeship is with graduation from a
recognized Electrical Foundation (ELTT) program.
5 years, includes a minimum of 9,000 hours of technical training and on-the-job training. Journeyperson awarded after successful completion. As an apprentice, you also earn while you learn.
(technical training and on the job)
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You do precise work
You like working with digital programs
You are a team player
There are many opportunities for advancement with a Red Seal ticket: Foreperson, superintendent, estimator or electrical inspector, or you may wish to start your own contracting business.
Millwrights install, service, diagnose and repair stationary machinery and heavy equipment used in many industries. They work on a range of equipment such as pumps, compressors, turbines and mining equipment using a combination of hand and power tools, including welding equipment. They can develop skills in areas such as hydraulics, electronics and other specializations.