On April 7, 2017, EASTERN’s Electrical adult students completed their required four-year Electrical Apprenticeship Program. EASTERN’s Electrical Apprenticeship Program is approved by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training and provides the required 576 hours of theoretical instruction necessary to achieve journeyman status in the electrical trades.
In addition to completing their theory classes at EASTERN, these graduates are working to complete the 8,000 hours of on-the-job training provided by an employer with a registered apprenticeship program.
“These students have worked extremely hard. They have attended classes two nights a week after work during the fall and spring semesters,” said Gary Albert, EASTERN’s Continuing Education Coordinator. “Many of these graduates are working for companies that sponsor them and support and invest in their future. EASTERN’s Continuing Education program is proud to be part of their educational goals.”
Electricians install, maintain, and repair electrical power, communications, lighting, and control systems in homes, businesses, and factories. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median pay for electricians is $51,880 per year, and jobs in this field are anticipated to grow 14 percent through 2024.
Continuing Education at Eastern Center for Arts and Technology offers a wide variety of job skill training programs for adults, providing opportunities to launch a new career, strengthen your current skill set, and/or advance the skills of your current employees. For more information, please visit https://www.eastech.org/continuing-education.