Since most people get their Electrician Training in some type of apprenticeship program we will start there.
Qualifications to get into an apprenticeship program usually consist of being at least eighteen years old, having a high school diploma or G.E.D. and of course a basic bit of electrical knowledge would help, and you’ll probably have to take some type of aptitude test. Other traits that you might need would include manual dexterity a good sense of balance and good hand eye coordination. Other traits would probably be good color vision to read the color codes of many of the components.
Most people get their Electrician Training through an apprenticeship program. This is usually made up of paid one the job training with classroom instruction. This usually lasts for four years, with each year consisting of about 2000 hours of on the job training and about 144 hours of classroom work. As an apprentice you will be working with a journeyman or some senior electrician, and you will probable be doing all or most of the grunt work, such as lifting, carrying, moving, pulling, and generally getting the dirty work, but you will learn what to do. The training electricians take pride in their apprentices, and want them to be the best, and always doing things in the safest way possible.
Getting into the electrical field should not be too hard, as more electricians are needed all the time, so more apprenticeships will be opening up. Next time we will discuss the different fields or areas of electrical work, here at Electrician Training Guide.