Well-trained electricians are always in demand, and our apprenticeship programs are a great way to start your career!
There’s no doubt that we live in a digital world. We use technology to get our work done, to be entertained, and everything in between. Many children in school will one day have careers that don’t exist yet, and seeking high tech jobs presents an interesting mix of risk and reward. A handful of entrepreneurs come up with a great idea and convert it into a fortune, but the majority of employees at high-tech companies know that the only thing between a long career and getting laid off is a bad day at the stock market. The good news is that no matter how advanced that future technology becomes, it will still probably be powered up in the same way. The skilled trades are consistently considered recession-proof, and growing. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, career opportunities as an electrician will grow by 9% through 2026, and median earnings in Arkansas exceed $40,000 a year!
If you’re interested in an Electrician Apprenticeship, our team at The Arkansas Construction Education Foundation is always a phone call away! We offer apprenticeship programs in Electrical, Plumbing, Carpentry, HVAC, Electronic Systems Technology, Building Maintenance, and Industrial Maintenance. We’ve been in operation since 1994 to help fill critical shortages for skilled tradespeople, and want to find people who enjoy working with their both their hands and their heads. We offer training at multiple locations throughout Arkansas, so you’ll never have to travel far to find an Electrical Training center to complete your studies.
Our Apprentice Electrician program is a four-year program that includes 640 hours of classroom instruction at your choice of electrical Training center, and 8,000 hours of on-the-job training in the field, and will satisfy the licensure requirements of the Arkansas Department of Labor, Board of Electrical Examiners. Once you complete your Electrical Apprenticeship, you will be granted a “release to test,” and can submit an application to sit for the journeyman electrician’s exam. All of our programs are certified by the U.S. Department of Labor, recognized by the Arkansas Department of Career Education, and accredited by the National Center for Construction Education and Research.
For more information on any of our programs at ACEF, contact us online or at (501) 372-1590.