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Electrical Career Resources

There is huge demand for electricians and, as a result, many organizations have setup a number of programs to aid those who are interested in learning more about and getting started in the profession.

Here are a few websites to help those interested in becoming an electrician to start their career:

Professional organizations

National Electrical Contractors Association. NECA contractors set industry standards for traditional and integrated electrical systems and lead the industry in the practical application of new technologies
www.necanet.org/

Independent Electrical Contractors. The Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) is a national trade association for merit shop electrical and systems contractors. With almost 3,000 member companies in 56 chapters throughout the USA, the association serves as the voice of the electrical and systems contracting industry on policies affecting its membership.
www.ieci.org/

Apprenticeships

Union Apprenticeship and Training Programs

IBEW – NECA. This joint program between the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) demonstrates a cost-effective way to train qualified craft workers. Local programs affiliated with the NJATC have trained over 350,000 apprentices to journeyman status without cost to the taxpayers.
www.njatc.org/

Independent Apprenticeship and Training Programs Independent Electrical Contractors. The Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) is a national trade association for merit shop electrical and systems contractors. With almost 3,000 member companies in 56 chapters throughout the USA, the association serves as the voice of the electrical and systems contracting industry on policies affecting its membership.
www.ieci.org/

National Association of Homebuilders. The NAHB is a trade association that helps promote the policies that make housing a national priority in the United States. Since 1942, NAHB has been serving its members, the housing industry, and the public at large.
www.nahb.org/

National Center for Construction Education and Research. The NCCER is a not-for-profit education foundation created to develop standardized construction and maintenance curricula and assessments with portable, industry-recognized credentials.
www.nccer.org/

Interview preparation for electricians

InterviewQuestionsAnswersForum.org. Offering interview preparation questions and answers for the plumbing field, this resource can help you gain an advantage over your competition during the interview process.

Resume and job search resources for electricians

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