Military Veteran (Electrician Apprentice) – A job that offers a career
Skilled craft workers have a proud history of fearless men and women who built America. ACS is looking for individuals who believe they have what it takes to become an Electrician in the Greater Houston area.
Apprentices will be awarded NCCER Core and NCCER Electrical Level 1 credentials in addition to OSHA 10. These are industry recognized nationally portable credentials. In addition to training being sponsored by employers and workforce system, apprentices are provided $600+ in tools at competition of training.
Upon placement into a full-time job, apprentices participate in an apprenticeship program that provides training required to grow in the career.
Apprenticeship programs provide an opportunity to progress to a skilled position through a combination of paid on-the-job training and classroom training. As apprentices advance through a program, they earn incremental pay increases and industry-recognized nationally-portable credentials. The apprenticeship model is leading the way in preparing American workers to compete in today’s economy.
In addition to earning wages, eligible veterans may utilize their GI Bill benefits to receive a tax-free monthly housing allowance. The combination of apprentice wages and GI Bill benefits allow veterans to earn journey-level compensation while progressing through the apprenticeship.
ACS is a veteran owned and operated organization committed to enhancing lives through in demand careers. ACS is a sponsor of Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship programs for multiple occupations.
Why Should You Apply?
Pay starts at $12 per hour during orientation and initial training (200+ hours) with a pay increase at successful completion of initial training. Continued pay increases are provided as competencies are achieved. Veterans are also eligible to apply for a monthly housing allowance as part of their GI Bill Benefits. The GI Bill is not utilized for the cost of training - employers and the workforce system support the cost of training.
Outlook for Electricians
Bureau of Labor Statistics states that journeymen earn a median pay of $52,720 per year plus overtime and benefits. The occupation is growing as fast as the average for all occupations.
Role of Electricians
Electricians are responsible for electrical systems in residential, commercial and industrial settings. They install, test and maintain a wide range of electrical systems and a variety of test equipment such as ohmmeters, voltmeters, and oscilloscopes to ensure functionality and safety of the system. They plan, layout and install electrical wiring, equipment and fixtures based on job specifications and local codes.
As one may expect, construction is performed in physically demanding and dangerous conditions. These include, but are not limited to; extreme heights, confined spaces, cold winters and hot summers. As a result, Electricians must be willing to work in austere (strict) safety conditions. Potential on-the-job injuries include electrical shocks and burns, cuts, and falls.
Candidate Requirements (No Experience Required)
• Be self-starter with ability to pay close attention to details
• Understand verbal and written instructions
• Be reliable and practice good attendance
• Ability to work in and promote a drug free environment
• Able to carry 50/60lbs of equipment and lift 100lbs
• Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license
• Provide references attesting to a good work history
• Have completed high school or earned an equivalent
• Willingness to submit to drug screening, physical and background check
• Preference is provided to applicants who have served in the Armed Forces
If you are interested and meet the requirements, please apply at http://goapprenticeship.com/