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What is in store for electricians and contractors? (Photo Credits)
Being an electrician or becoming an electrical contractor is never easy. It may be a high paying job, but it has its own share of risks.
The good thing about it though is that it is a highly specialized skill that relatively pays well. In England, the website Construction Enquirer reported that there is a surge in the demand for electrical work. American Lighting Association
“Latest research from the Electrical Contractors’ Association showed the industry’s smaller and major players were the strongest performers in the final quarter of 2015.”
Check out the report here.
Possible shortage of workers
The Southwire Blog meantime shared that they have started conducting trainings in partnership with other organizations to plug a potential shortage for electricians. Master Electrician
“The construction industry could face a shortage of more than 1.6 million workers over the next half decade. Despite offering high wages for in-demand and highly skilled positions, 600,000 skilled jobs are going unfilled, and 10 million new tradespeople are needed by 2020. Southwire, among other forward-looking companies, is preparing young workers to fill that potential skills gap through training and apprenticeship programs. To build strong relationships with younger, less experienced electricians, we are collaborating with National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) to train the next generation of electrical workers.”
Read the rest of the article here.
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Business Journal Daily meantime featured an endeavor of a group of electrical contractors and electricians in helping out their fellow workers in the industry.
“A joint labor-management committee of union electricians and electrical contractors in the Mahoning Valley has established a scholarship at Youngstown State University to help its members earn college degrees. The Mahoning Valley LMCC (Labor Management Cooperation Committee) Scholarship was funded by an endowment from International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 64 in Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association. The scholarship will be awarded beginning in the fall semester of 2016.”
Read the whole feature here.
Electrical work is indeed in demand nowadays.
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