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Share-out: Electricians (Adults)

Share-out: Electricians (Adults)

Names: Kelvin Aguilar, Peter Aguirre, Gustavo Gordillo, Anthony Henriquez, Norbu Tsering,

Construction Occupation: Electricians

Construction Skills has “direct entry” connections into 26 NYC local construction union apprenticeship programs. Click on the link below to select the Union Apprenticeship Program your team is interest in.  Answer the following:

Construction Skills “Direct Entry” Union Apprenticeship Programs

Additional  reference information:

U.S  Bureau of Labor Statistics  


  1. Summarize ‘What They Do’?
    Answer:  Electricians install, maintain, and repair electrical power, communications, lighting, and control systems. They also read blueprints, and run wire. They follow rules and regulations based on the national electrical code.


  1. How are apprenticeships supported in your Occupation?
    Answer: electricians are supported by IBEW local 3 which is their union. It is a 5 and a half year apprenticeship program and it also requires an associates degree to complete the program. It also takes 4 hours a week in electrical theory and related instruction. 


  1. List and describe common tools used in your career.
    Answer: some common tools used in our career are conduit benders, screwdrivers, wire strippers, pliers, drills and saws. In addition, they also use multimeter, thermal scanner, and cable testers to find problems and ensure that components are working properly.


  1. List some abilities necessary for successful advancement in your career.
    Answer: You need to have manual dexterity, have the ability to adapt to confined spaces as well as great communication skills. You have to be able to safety procedures and know electrical code. You need to have good problem-solving skills to help troubleshoot. You need to have a basic understanding of how electricity works. Color vision is also important to identify colored wires.