Useful Resources for Electricians

Here you can explore a selection of some articles we think might be useful for every electrician. If you think we may add some other material please ask me at mbartley @ electricianprograms . org

  • How to Prepare for an Electrician Exam
    Exams can be quite nerve-wracking. No matter how much experience you might have garnered at electrician school, or while working as an apprentice or Journeyman, there is always the chance that the test you are taking will ask you a question from out of left field that requires you to step into a new perspective in order to answer properly.
  • How Transistors Work
    Microprocessors are essential to many of the products we use every day such as televisions, cars, radios, home appliances, and, of course, computers. At their most basic level, transistors may seem simple. But their development actually required many years of painstaking research.
  • Seeing Green: Saving Energy and Money
    There are many very good reasons to conserve energy these days, two of the largest being money concerns and reducing our impact on the environment for the future, often called a carbon footprint. An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure, as Benjamin Franklin once said and a darn sight cheaper, too. Your ounces start here, with some easy energy saver tips that will prevent the much more costly cure by heading it off completely.
  • Apprenticeships – They are Alive and Well and Right in Your Backyard
    Once upon a time the only way to learn a trade was through an apprenticeship. What this meant is that in order for a person to learn the ‘ins and outs’ of nearly any trade, be it seamstress, smithing, craftsman, tailor, baker, journeyman, etc., it was necessary to do so by observing a more seasoned person performing the job. The length of the apprenticeship varied depending upon the skill. Some might be 6 months; others two years and some could be as many as seven. Once a person completed his apprenticeship, he was a full-fledged whatever and was considered not only an expert in his field, but also a highly respected person in his community. In exchange for apprenticeship, this protégé often went on to work for the man he was learning from and eventually, secede him in his death.
  • The New Energy Efficiency
    The word efficiency is becoming more and more important in all aspects of life. As people are becoming more and more aware of how their actions directly affect the word’s future, we are seeing a surge in environmental responsibility.
  • The Importance of a Good Electrician
    It's not enough to just go to your local yellow pages to choose a good electrician. When looking for an electrician you want to find someone reasonable, efficient, and loyal. Find out how to choose an electrician that fits your needs.
  • The 5 Commandments Companies Must Follow to Become Energy Efficient
    Companies of all sizes have a responsibility to enforce responsible behavior in the work place. There are so many little things that make a difference, but if you follow these simple 5 Commandments of Energy Efficiency, you may be on your way to energy efficiency.
  • Today’s Top Renewable Energy Companies
    The Top Renewable Energy Companies have a huge responsibility in the world market. They are leaders in the world of energy whether it is solar, wind, hydro, or thermal energy. These are the companies to watch as they are on the front lines of energy innovation and development.