Electrician Apprenticeships at Prairie Electric in Vancouver

Thinking about a career as an electrician but aren’t sure where to begin? You should consider an electrician apprenticeship. It’s the perfect way to get grounded in the basics of electrical contracting work and the electrical industry as a whole.

And the future looks bright, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, who report that “employment of electricians is projected to grow 10 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations. Increases in construction spending and demand for alternative energy sources will drive demand for electricians.”

If you’re 18 years old and have a high school diploma (or GED), you can get started on your electrical training right now. Take a look at job opportunities on this page. Chances are people applying for these jobs have done an apprenticeship at one time or another with a local outfit.

    • Current active apprentices in one of the following programs: Area 1 JATC inside Electrical JATC Apprenticeship or EMG of Washington Inside Electrical Apprenticeship.

JATC (Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committees)

Prairie partners with Portland’s local JATC (Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committees) to administer the apprenticeship program. Here’s what you’ll get as part of your training:

  • 8,000 hours on-the-job training
  • 576 hours of classroom training
  • Semi-annual wage increase
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Referral to the State General Journeyman Electrician exam upon completion

As for pay while an apprentice electrician, you can expect to earn more than $21 an hour by year four. After that, depending on the type of electrical work you do, you may begin to earn a wage in the mid-$30-an-hour range plus benefits.

This program is not sponsored by Vancouver Public Schools.  Approval to distribute flyers is a community service and does not imply endorsement.

For more information on college enrollment, military opportunities, scholarships, employment, visit https://futureme.vansd.org.