Whether you have thought about becoming an electrician for a while, or if it is a brand-new idea for you, you may have some questions. To help you gain a greater understanding of the Hunt Electric Apprenticeship Program, we’ve answered some of these questions for you. If you would like to learn more about your opportunity to become an electrician, or should you have more questions, please reach out to Chris Olsen.
Electrical apprenticeships require apprentices to complete 576 hours of classroom training and 8,000 hours of hands-on experience. This can sound intimidating at first, but broken down, these numbers simply mean 4 years of classroom and on-the-job training.
The difference between apprenticeships and typical college degrees is that apprenticeships allow you to earn while you learn without any college debt. Once you’ve finished your apprenticeship, you will have earned 40 college credits all while making more than most college graduates.
At the end of your 4 years as an apprentice, you will be expected to prepare for the Journeyman’s Exam. The exam has three tests: Code, Theory, and Practical. Hunt Electric’s goal is to prepare you to pass the exam and become a fully licensed Journeyman Electrician.
Colorado Apprentices – Electrical apprentices in Colorado are required to complete 288 hours of classroom training and 8,000 hours of hands-on experience.
Yes and no. Because apprenticeships are a blend of classroom training and on-the-job training, there are some school-related expenses. The good news is Hunt Electric pays for 100% of your tuition through WECA. You will be responsible for the costs of your books, though the expense is minimal.
Colorado Apprentices – Hunt Electric offers a tuition reimbursement program based on classroom grades.
Currently, Hunt Electric is partnered with WECA to provide the classroom training for an apprenticeship. All Hunt Electric apprentices take their classes through WECA.
Colorado Apprentices – Electrical apprenticeships in Colorado are offered through CITC (Construction Industry Trade Council)
The Western Electrical Contractors Association (WECA) was founded over 90 years ago to support merit-based contractors. Since then, they have developed an electrical apprenticeship program. Hunt Electric is the founding member in Utah and is the first contractor in the state to offer this program to our apprentices.
WECA provides the education and classroom training for apprentices during a two-week block, about once every six months. This aligns with on-the-job training hours to help you complete your apprenticeship in about four years. All classes are provided during the day by a full-time dedicated instructor. This means no more night classes. If you’re ready to learn more about an electrical apprenticeship with Hunt Electric and how you can take classes through WECA, reach out to Chris Olsen.