Electrician Apprenticeship : Emily Griffith Technical College

Electrician Apprenticeship

Learn how to build electrical systems and maintain electrical equipment! With an electrician apprenticeship, you’ll be on the path to an exciting career in commercial or residential electrical work. 

What is an Electrician? An electrician specializes in the wiring of buildings, transmission lines, stationary machines and related equipment. Electricians work in both new construction and to repair existing electrical infrastructure.  

In an apprenticeship program like electrician, you’ll gain experience through on-the-job training and coursework provided by apprenticeship partners. You’ll learn to install electrical wiring, fixtures and electrical apparatus, as well as install and repair instrumentation and process controls, solar and photovoltaic systems, and wind turbines. You can train as a residential or industrial electrician. 

High-demand career: Electricians are in high demand in Colorado. 

Requirements: If you are interested in the Electrician apprenticeship, you must be 18 years or older with a high school diploma or GED. Algebra proficiency is required and must be documented by credits in high school or college algebra. Applicants must also show two forms of state-issued ID. 

Want more information? Get the Apprenticeship Program Flyer. 

Where can you start your Electrician apprenticeship? 

Emily Griffith Technical College has partnered with a number of different unions and trade organizations to offer apprenticeship programs. 

If you are interested in the Electrician Apprenticeship, please reach out to one of the partners listed below to learn how to get started. 

DENVER METRO

Construction Industry Training council Colorado logoDJEATC logoIECRM logo
656 Mariposa St
Denver, CO 80204
303-893-1500
303-295-1903303-853-4886

COLORADO SPRINGS

IEC LogoColorado Springs
Electrical Joint Apprenticeship
Training Committee
719-596-3688719-561-8000, ext 18

PUEBLO

PEJATC Logo
719-561-8000, ext 18

WESTERN SLOPE

iec-logo Westerm ColoradoIBEW Local 111 Logo
970-984-3280970-523-7726
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"Mr. G is excellent. One of the most patient teachers I've ever had," says Reuben. "He will sit and explain things to you; he knows how to translate the information."

Reuben Alcantar is a student in the Commercial/Residential HVAC & Refrigeration program. Rueben will complete his certificate this month and is already filing the paperwork to start his own HVAC business!

He decided to attend Emily Griffith after he was laid off from his job as a welder for Northwest Pipe Company when the company decided to close its Denver facility. He was eligible for a Trade Adjustment Assistance grant and after helping his neighbor with some HVAC work, decided he wanted to make it his new career. 

He chose Emily Griffith because we understood his specific needs, particularly regarding childcare for his 7-year-old daughter. He also appreciates the hands-on experience that he’s received. “Mr. G is excellent. One of the most patient teachers I’ve ever had,” says Reuben. “He will sit and explain things to you; he knows how to translate the information.”

Vince Guerrie, HVAC instructor, says of Rueben, “He’s a natural leader. He always steps up to help. He’s going to be very successful.” 

Rueben is looking forward to starting his own business and being his own boss. He hopes to be able to spend more time with his family but he says he will miss coming to Emily Griffith every day. 

Congratulations Reuben! 

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