09:57AM | 12/29/03
Member Since: 12/28/03
1 lifetime posts
I am looking for advice on becoming and electrician. I have been a charter captain in the Florida Keys for 6 years. I have technical degrees in commercial diving and marine engineering. My wife and I will be moving north (closer to family) in 1 year. In the mean time I would like to get started in this trade at home. I stay very busy on the water so I don't want to become an apprentice while I'm here. However, are there any accredited schools or programs that I could get started on for the next year? Thanks, Aaron


07:06PM | 01/06/04
Member Since: 05/11/03
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Don't know why you would want to do such a thing! (just kidding). There are many paths to become an electrician, but they differ in each state. Please talk to your state department of labor (or equal) for the requirements to become licensed. As far as the expierience and training part there are some schools that train electricians (there is one here in Washington), but I don't know if there are any in your state. Can I make a reccomendation -- ask an electrician to go along for a ride for a couple of days to make sure it is what you think it is. There are many different types of electrician, and the work type varies greatly. Mr. Electric

PS: Good luck!

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