Want to jump into the construction workforce? Check out the Electrician applied certificate program. At just 17 weeks long, it provides the basic knowledge and skills you need for an entry level job.
Instructors with actual industry experience will help you learn how to install, test, replace and repair lighting fixtures, wiring and electrical equipment. You'll get lots of hands-on practice using standard tools of the trade. You'll also learn how to read and interpret construction drawings.
Electrician is a skilled trade. Having an applied certificate will get you noticed by employers and put you on the fast track to having a career as an electrician. The more education and experience you get, the higher you can climb on the wage-earning ladder. A fourth-year journeyperson electrician can earn double the hourly wage of a first-year electrician apprentice.
The Electrician applied certificate program is delivered at Sask Polytech campuses in Regina and Saskatoon. It is also available off campus through Continuing Education and regional colleges.
For more information, contact ConEd@saskpolytech.ca.
Applied certificate programs can give you a head-start on apprenticeship. To learn how to apply your academic credit toward Level 1 of the Construction Electrician apprenticeship program, contact the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC).