Our pre-apprenticeship program is designed to prepare you with the hands-on training, practical skills, and core courses needed to get started toward career success and satisfaction in the trades. Upon successful completion of our program, trainees earn Core and Level 1 NCCER trade certifications as well as *2,000 hours of on-the-job training credit, which qualifies you for employment with an organization that can sponsor your continued education as a registered apprentice.
CHARGE YOUR WAY TO A BRIGHTER FUTURE
Electrical Pre-Apprenticeship Program
Gain the skills to install, repair, modify, and maintain electrical systems that make lives better & brighter.
Florida Trade Academy’s Electrical Program
- 150 hours of live virtual classes and hands-on training
- All trainees are registered in the National Center for Construction Education & Research’s (NCCER) registry to track earned credentials.
- Weeks 1-8 Core: Introduction to Basic Construction Skills NCCER Certification
- Weeks 9-24: Level 1 NCCER Electrical Certification
*2,000 OTJ hours are applied when entering an ABC Florida Gulf Coast Registered ApprenticeshipRequest Information
Electrical Career Outlook
As both residential and commercial sectors in Florida and across the US continue to grow, qualified electricians will increasingly be in demand, offering you a wide range of employment opportunities.
Prospects & Partnerships
- Electricians’ job prospects have also increased with the installation of more modern, energy-saving options and retrofitting of aging buildings.
- Florida Trade Academy has strong industry partners and will guide graduates toward enrollment in a Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) to continue working toward licensing and certification.
What Will I Do as an Electrician?
Some common job duties of licensed electricians include:
- Installing, maintaining, inspecting, and repairing circuit breaker panels, fuse boxes, relays, switches, and other distribution and control equipment
- Maintaining and repairing high-voltage equipment such as power lines and transformers
- Installing supports for heavy electrical equipment
- Diagnosing and replacing common electrical problems such as failed fuses, overloaded circuits, and faulty wiring
- Creating wiring plans to align with new construction plans and local electrical codes
- Assembling, installing, and repairing household appliances