STI rolled out their new Electricity Program, in January of 2018, and it’s going extremely well! The students have been learning theory, code, and proper procedure, and have been aggressively pushing through projects as they’re eager to attain new skills.
Projects recently completed range from controlling one light with a switch to controlling a few lights from several different locations. Next semester the students will be learning about commercial wiring, how to bend pipe, install Metal-Clad cable, and fire alarm basics.
This program provides students with theoretical and practical experience on residential wiring standards and practices, commercial wiring techniques and applications as well as industrial controls. Students will gain advanced knowledge of Electricity theory and its application to a variety of practical situations and be well versed in a variety of skills such as troubleshooting Electricity systems, quality assurance and testing, and proper meter usage.
Graduates of STI’s 10-month Electricity Program will be prepared for entry into the Electricity skilled trades industry, including apprenticeship. This program includes tier 1 (300 hours) towards fulfillment of the 600 required hours of education by the Massachusetts Board of Electricity Examiners for Journeyman Electricians.
Graduates also earn up to 400 hours of work experience towards their Journeyman Electrician License and their OSHA 10 card. Upon graduation of the Entry Level Electricity program, graduates will seek employment as an apprentice electrician. Once employed, the graduate will need to complete 8,000 work hours and 300 school hours in order to meet eligibility for the Massachusetts Board of Electricity Examiners for Journeyman Electricians Journeyman licensure.