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
EMILY’S STORIES


“Emily Griffith is a good place to study,” says Gabriella. “Teachers are very nice and they help you all of the time when you have questions.”

Gabriella Montes has wanted to be a nurse ever since she was a little girl. She moved to Colorado when she was 11 from Ciudad Juarez in Mexico. When one of her brothers got sick a few years ago, she gave him one of her kidneys. “Helping him then and in the future is one of my biggest motivations for becoming an LPN,” explains Gabriella. 

She has been working in healthcare in a variety of roles. She completed training in Medical Bilingual Assisting with Pima Medical Institute as well as Nurse Assisting with Lutheran Family Services. She has work experience as a bilingual Medical Assistant and a phlebotomist, and she currently works as a CNA. But she still wanted to become a full-fledged nurse. 

A friend recommended the Practical Nursing program at Emily Griffith, but she needed some help with the reading and math tests. So she took classes in our Adult Education program. 

“Emily Griffith is a good place to study,” says Gabriella. “Teachers are very nice and they help you all of the time when you have questions.”

There’s also a special place called the Student Success Center where everybody can study. That’s where she goes to study extra hours before class starts.

Gabriella recently passed the math test to get into the LPN program thanks to the help she received through the Adult Education program. She says it has been challenging to balance work, family, and school but she says, “It’s not easy but with time and dedication, you can do it!” 

Her advice to other students? “Don’t let anyone stop you!” 

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