College Offers Electrician Apprentice Training
Becoming an electrician apprentice is a good career move. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for electricians is expected to remain stable over the next 10 years. The majority of electricians launch their careers by enrolling in an electrician apprenticeship.
Sandhills Community College, in partnership with the Sandhills Association of Electrical Contractors, is offering "Electrician - Level One." This class, part one of a four-part series, will prepare students for entry into the electrician field as an apprentice electrician working for licensed electricians in residential and commercial facilities.
All classes will be taught to the standards and specifications of the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). It can lead to certification as an Electrician Level One in the NCCER National Craft Assessment and Certification Program and a subsequent listing on the NCCER national registry for electricians. The program will be taught and overseen by certified facilitators of the NCCER.
This course will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from Sept. 7 through Dec. 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. The registration fee is $180, plus the cost of the required textbook.
This course is part of the JobsNOW: 12 in 6 workforce development initiative designed to benefit North Carolinians who have lost their jobs by creating community college programs in 12 careers, each requiring less than six months to complete. This initiative is supported by the Department of Commerce, Division of Workforce Development and the local Workforce Development Board.
Because this class is limited to 15 students, early registration is advised. Walk-in registration can be carried out at the Continuing Education office located on the first floor of Van Dusen Hall during the college's scheduled hours of operation. Call (910) 695-3980 to register using Visa, MasterCard or Discover.
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