to the Denver Joint Electrical Apprenticeship and Training Committee website.
Inside Wireman Apprenticeship
Inside Wiremen install conduit, electrical wiring, fixtures, and electrical equipment inside commercial buildings and in industrial settings.
Residential Wiremen work solely in residential settings (single and multi-family dwellings).
Telecommunications Installer-Technician Apprenticeship
Telecommunications Installer-Technicians, also known as VDV, install circuits and equipment for telephones, computer networks, video distribution systems, security and access control systems, and other low voltage systems in residential, commercial and industrial settings.
What Does It Take To Become An Electrician?
First and foremost it takes hard work and discipline. Work ethic and work attitudes are both essential elements of becoming a successful electrician. During your apprenticeship you will be expected to work at least 40 hours a week while attending class one night a week.
Being an electrician can be physically demanding. You would be expected to be on your feet for a lot of the day, manipulate heavy conduit, and to work in difficult places like on ladders or in small spaces. You could work in a variety of conditions, from outside, where you’re exposed to harsh weather, or in cramped places. Your work is potentially hazardous as well, as you may be exposed to electrical shocks, falling from scaffolding, or being cut with sharp tools. You would have to adhere to strict safety guidelines and be alert at all times.
With experience and expertise electricians can be eligible for advancement to positions of greater responsibility. They might become supervisors, managers, or superintendents. Some may even start their business as a contractor.
Whatever your goals might be, remaining focused and disciplined is the key to making it work.