Electrical Pre-Apprenticeship Camp

 Electrical

Offered in partnership with the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service, the Electrical Pre-Apprenticeship Camp is an accelerated, competency-based camp offered at the RELLIS Campus. The camp includes instruction in English and Spanish, and scholarships may be available through Workforce Solutions Brazos Valley. To see if you qualify, call 979-595-2800 and schedule an appointment with a Workforce Solutions counselor.

Students who successfully complete the 144-hour pre-apprenticeship training camp earn the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) certification, the OSHA 10-Hour Construction Certificate, and certificates from the Blinn College District and TEEX. The NCCER certification is nationally recognized, qualifying students for jobs across the nation.

In the Electrical Pre-Apprenticeship Camp, students learn about electrical safety, apprenticeships, training programs, and career opportunities, as well as the responsibilities and characteristics an electrical helper should possess. Students are introduced to circuits, electrical theory, the National Electric Code, device boxes, and raceways and fittings.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national demand for electricians will increase 14 percent between 2014 and 2024, creating almost 86,000 new jobs. According to data supplied by Workforce Solutions Brazos Valley, local demand for electricians is expected to be nearly identical, creating an average of 20 position openings each year with a mean hourly wage approaching $20 per hour.

Registration forms can be obtained at www.blinn.edu/workforce/pdf/student-registration-form.pdf and submitted to workforce@blinn.edu or in person at Blinn’s Post Office Campus located at 301 Post Office Street in Bryan. For questions or additional information, email workforce@blinn.edu or call 979-209-7205.