Electrical: What kinds of projects do interns & entry level hires get involved in?
I am a currently enrolled student in Job Corp, I am planning on going into the electrical trade and would love to hear from the perspective of someone who follows into that career.
Commercial is similar, but now you are bending conduit, pulling in single conductors for your cables. I really enjoyed my time as an electrician, but I had a great teacher. He was actually a Master Electrician, an really took the time to teach me, and inspect my work, and give me feedback on things to work on and improve. At lunch he would draw simple circuits and explain. Good luck, it is a great career!!!
To get a bit more meta-:
As you show competence in mastery at each level, your supervisor should acknowledge this and provide more challenging tasks that improve your skill set. If you are not showing competence then perhaps you should ask your supervisor how to improve. There should be clear goals in your job and career, and you should have your own strategy on and control in your own development. It helps to have humility and acknowledge when training would help you perform the task more effectively, safer, and more efficiently. Master crafts people tend to have that humility intrinsically. They tend to learn faster versus those who assume they know it. When the mundane tasks of the craft need to be done and no one else is available, they don't blink twice about getting it done.