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Considering Electrician Courses? Test Yourself on These Top Myths

Dec 29, 2021 2:04:10 PM

 

Thinking of beginning electrician courses? Getting ready to upgrade your skills or switch career paths?

Your first step will likely be a pre-apprenticeship program, where you'll learn the theory and practical skills needed to excel in an electrician apprenticeship.

An important part of that training will be learning how electrical systems actually work, how to perform troubleshooting and maintenance, and how to stay safe when carrying out installations and repairs.

Get a head start by testing yourself on these seven very common electricity myths. Which of these misconceptions have you bought into over the years?

Would You Make a Good Electrician? 7 Questions to Consider

Mar 1, 2019 9:38:56 AM

You've heard that electricians make a good salary, and enjoy steady demand in Ontario. You've looked into some trades programs, and think electrician could be a good fit for you.

What's Your Role as a Construction Electrician? Duties, Key Skills & Career Outlook

Mar 8, 2018 12:47:44 PM

 

If you're the type of person who likes solving problems and is curious about how mechanical things work, you should consider pursuing a career as an electrician.

These skilled technicians are responsible for creating the wiring that powers our society, from our homes and workplaces to the lights on our streets.

Not only is it an important occupation for keeping our modern lives running smoothly and safely, but an electrician career also offers excellent job security and employment prospects.

Starting Your Own Business After Electrician Training: Pros, Cons & Key Steps

Oct 3, 2017 11:16:29 AM

Being your own boss sounds ideal, right? Many people pursue trades training in the hopes of one day opening their own business.

Electrician students are no different. There is tremendous opportunity in specialty contracting, and if you have the right skillset, there's no limit to how successful you can become as an entrepreneur.

7 Signs of Bad Wiring: Guide for Students in Electrician Training

May 8, 2017 10:34:46 AM

Faulty electrical wiring is a leading cause of property damage and serious injury due to fire.  In fact, 20% of all fires in Canada are caused by bad wiring—brought on by poor maintenance and incorrectly installed components.

Overly confident homeowners attempting DIY electrical projects is one part of the problem. Another issue is lack of knowledge regarding wiring safety procedures and danger signs.

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