Any advice for Starting an electrical apprenticeship right out of trade school?
Im currently attending trade school working on building my foundation and i would really appriciate any feedback or information on getting into the electrical field. Thanks in advance!
In time, you will master your trade and others will appreciate you and offer you better opportunities for advancement. In my case, I began as a carpenter, then opened my own business. A general contractor asked me to develop a service to other builders because he knew I was a perfectionist and would go the extra mile. After a few years, one of those other builders hired me to be a project manager. Eventually, I became the purchasing manager for an entire "Fortune 500" corporation with a personal operating budget of $30,000,000.00 per year. I did this in 15 years without a college degree, just my skills as a carpenter and a desire to excel at my job, whatever it happened to be at the time.
All kidding aside, safety is number one. Don't goof around hurting yourself and others. Follow the direction and study hard in the trade school.
I want you to practice the habit of "begin with the end in mind." The reason you are attending trade school and getting into the electric field is because....
Assuming you want to make a decent living as a licensed electrician (the end goal), you need to have an electrician license (working backward). You need to pass the electrician license test to obtain an electrician license (working backward). You need to take relevant courses in a trade school that will prepare you to pass the electrician license test (working backward).
Jackson recommends the following next steps: