Electrician schools in Pennsylvania provide apprenticeship opportunities that may prepare trainees for a career working as a licensed electrical worker. To qualify for the program students must possess a GED or high school diploma and pass an aptitude test which covers a wide variety of subjects including basic math skills and English. The program is issued by a local community college, local contractor, or a local electrician chapter. Students participating in the apprenticeship program must complete an average of 144 hours of in classroom training annually. In addition to in-class training, 2,000 hours of hands-on experience working alongside a licensed electrician is also required. Coursework, such as National Electrical Code (NEC) requirements, is taught in a hands-on learning environment due to the nature of the job.
Once the student completes the program, which generally takes five years to complete they may also become eligible for state licensing to work as an independent electrician. Pennsylvania’s state licensing agency is the Department of Labor and Industry. Students must pass the state licensing exam before they can be hired or work as an independent contractor.The job outlook for electricians’ remains above average, with growth expected until at least 2020 according to the U.S. Labor Department.
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