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APPRENTICESHIP TRADES

Electrical

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Apprenticeship Length

5 YEARS

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State Skilled Wage Rate Range

$33.88 to $43.11

Per Hour, Plus Benefits*

SCHOOL LOCATIONS

BTC: Milton
FVTC: Appleton
MATC: Madison
MPTC: Fond du Lac
MPTC: West Bend
MSTC: Marshfield
WCTC: Pewaukee
WTC: La Crosse

electrical application requirements

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  • High school verification:
    • Transcripts with graduation date listed, or
    • Copy of high school diploma, or
    • GED/HSED certificate, or
    • Graduating senior: verification that you are on track to graduate, or
    • Homeschool PI – 1206 form verification for each year completed
  • Copy of driver’s license or have another transportation plan to get to work and school.
  • Test results
    • Next Generation Accuplacer Reading: 239
    • Next Generation Accuplacer Arithmetic: 237
      OR
    • ACT Reading: 15
    • ACT Math: 15
  • Algebra verification (one of the following):
    • QAS 250 is required ONLY if you don’t meet the other options below.
    • High school or middle school transcript must demonstrate one consecutive year of pre-college (high school) algebra with a minimum grade of a “C” for both semesters. Some high schools have different names for their classes, so if you took a class by a different name, but it covered algebra, please send a course description or verification from your high school with your application.
    • Verification (transcript or class completion verification) of one semester of an eligible algebra course at the college level with a “C” or better grade. The class can either be credited or non-credited.
    • Home schooled students applying for these trades must show verification of algebra in home school classes and take the algebra portion of the Next Generation Accuplacer and submit verification of a minimum score of 216.

What You will Do

Install, maintain and troubleshoot electrical components and wiring for a variety of systems, from overall power systems and lighting to systems that operate machinery; use logical thinking and math skills to interpret prints and accurately calculate electrical systems; operate a variety of tools and use the National Electrical Code to comply with safety requirements.

*Apprentices earn minimum of 45% first year, 55% second year, 65% third year, 70% fourth year and 75% fifth year. Benefits, such has health care and retirement, are above and beyond this wage.

CAREERS IN CONSTRUCTION

Your Career
The word "Blueprint"

Most people don’t realize apprenticeship is a career area with lots of opportunities. Getting into employment earlier means there’s lots of potential for you to progress quickly in your career. After putting your skills into practice, you could become a master craftsperson and/or land a leadership role at your company, such as foreman, crew leader, jobsite superintendent or project manager. Some apprentices start their own businesses or go back to school for a two-year construction management degree at a technical college and then apply that to a four-year building construction management degree at a university. How far you want to go is all up to you.