The purpose for building Electrician Apprentice Headquarters was to consolidate all the jargon on the web about becoming an electrician apprentice and streamline it into one site.
As a previous electrician apprentice who has attended a trade school and apprenticeship, I understand how difficult it can be to find answers to specific questions about the entire process of joining an apprenticeship.
I graduated from high school with low SAT scores from binge drinking the night before my exams, and I decided to join the U.S. Air Force in hopes of finding a path to adulthood. My family is full of veterans so it seemed like a safe bet.
I spent six years as a member of the Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) career-field, which identifies itself as the “black sheep” of the Air Force. Living on Army bases as an Airman provided fuel for inter-service rivalry, copious beer drinking, and trash talking.
After a few deployments I came to a cross road, stay in or get out. I decided to separate from the service and focus on my family.
Starting over was tough, but manageable. I stumbled upon the trade from a comment my wife made. When I was struggling to figure out my next move she said, “Why don’t you become an electrician? My friend in nursing school’s husband is an electrician and they both drive nice cars.”
Unfortunately that’s the truth. No, there wasn’t any ambition to learn about electricity.
I first started in a trade school before learning about the IBEW apprenticeship to which I promptly applied and was accepted.
I didn’t know anything about the trades or construction. Hell I didn’t know ANYTHING about how electricity worked. Luckily, I was eager to learn and had great instructors / mentors to help along the way. Five years later I graduated apprentice of the year. Now, as a soon to be master electrician, my next move is to open my own company.
Ever since I was in my third year of training I’ve wanted to build a site to help streamline the best information about becoming an electrician.