It’s National Apprenticeship Week and CarolinaPower is all about raising awareness of this “best-kept secret” career option – specifically as it relates to the construction industry. Registered apprenticeships are employer-sponsored training programs that produce highly skilled workers – a win-win for the employer and apprentice employees. CarolinaPower’s own four-year Apprenticeship program is ideal for anyone interested in a career in electrical construction.
Registered with the S.C. Department of Labor, CarolinaPower’s comprehensive electrical apprenticeship program teaches the skills for both construction and maintenance electricians. The program provides a combination of classroom, laboratory, and live work experiences. Apprentices work full-time during the day and attend classes several evenings per week.
CarolinaPower offers apprenticeships at all four of its locations in South Carolina.
In Greenville, apprentices attend classes through the ABC Carolinas Upstate Electrical Apprenticeship program, a partnership among six regional electrical contractors – CarolinaPower, Eldeco, Hayes & Lunsford, HR Allen, Walker & Whiteside, and Watson Electrical. Classes meet on Tuesday evenings at Greenville Technical College and include hands-on practical applications.
In Columbia, CarolinaPower’s apprenticeship program is administered by the Columbia Electric Council.
The Charleston office’s program is administered by the Charleston Electrical Contractors Association (CECA), with Trident Technical College as education partner.
The North Augusta (S.C.) program is administered by IEC Georgia, a non-profit trade organization serving independent, non-union contractors in that state.
CarolinaPower’s program utilizes curriculum developed by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) that covers NCCER Core Curriculum – Introductory Craft Skills and NCCER Electrical Level I to IV classes. Successful completers receive a certificate from the education partner as well as nationally recognized credentials from NCCER.
CarolinaPower is one of a select group of NCCER-accredited training sponsors in the Carolinas. https://www.carolinapower.com/careers/