Hello everyone. My name is Kareem and I am a first year apprentice for the JATC Local 26. This is my first blogging experience so bear with me. I will try and make my blog short and sweet, and list some of the experience I gained since I have been an apprentice, and why I enjoy the apprenticeship.
I am in my 7th month of my apprenticeship and I can truly say that I have a new found respect for the electrical field and the apprenticeship. I have learned that there is a lot more to the electrical field then just outlets, switches, and lights. So far I have been with one company, but I have had the opportunity to work on multiple projects. On these projects I have meet several knowledgeable journeymen and foremen’s and have been introduced to various aspects of the electrical field.
I came into the apprenticeship with no field experience and within seven months I gained experience in:
Pulling cable, labeling homeruns, running conduit, building racks, running fire alarm wire, testing fire alarm systems, troubleshooting fire alarm systems, creating whips, hanging light fixtures, installing switches and outlets.
And the list can go on.
I enjoy learning new things, so I can truly say that I enjoy the company I am with now because they allow me to work on different assignments such as construction, cell sites, and solar. This keeps me looking forward and excited about my apprenticeship.
My next post will be about my experience with school and book 1.