The Next Generation of Electricians
Time marches on, and as it does everything ages. One thing that stays constant is the workforce. Over the years, occupations, from electricians to every other job, eventually turns over.
It’s a never ending cycle: old <a href=”https://orleanstech.edu/our-programs/building-trades-training-programs/residential-and-commercial-electricity/”>electricians</a> teach new ones, then retire, allowing the new electricians to grow into the old ones, and along the way they teach new ones, and so on.
For the past several years, though, leaders of the electrical industry have lived in a state of uncertainty, worried about the future of the industry while the country climbed out of recession.
Now that it is happening, it’s time to again think about the future of the industry, and who is going to take those electrician jobs. In the past, there was comparatively little trouble filling electrician jobs with fresh talent, but this generation has largely been swallowed up by the technology boom. Everyone, it seems, is looking to the computer, the smartphone, and the tablet to secure their future.
But there is need for tradesmen, and there are jobs to be had in the electrical industry, which means eventually there will be workers to take the jobs. The pluses of the job are many: specific knowledge of a trade, and you don’t have to attend a 4-year university to become one, which means bypassing the debt that can become crippling for many. Pay rates and benefits are often strong, while many trade schools that train our future electricians, such as Orleans Tech, offer smaller, more focused class sizes.
Attracting high school students to electrician educational programs is important, then, to ensure there are enough new qualified workers to keep the industry properly staffed. New construction projects, and the upkeep of existing structures provide the stability and job security people are looking for, but it’s your identification of a need, of your talent, and of the opportunity, that will make you an electrician.
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