Hot-Wire Your Electrician Career with Training from Everest in Merrillville
Posted Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014 by
Electricians wire new buildings to provide power for lights, heating systems, appliances, computers, televisions and other power-hungry equipment. Electricians also troubleshoot and repair electrical systems in existing structures when power fails due to overloads, breakages, fire, storms and other forms of interference, both natural and man-made.
In addition electricians construct the transmission systems that bring power overland from generating stations to homes, commercial buildings and factories. Without electricians, we’d still be living our lives in the dark.
In Indiana, as with the United States as a whole, the number of electrician jobs is expected to increase faster than the average for jobs overall. Locally, electrician jobs are projected to increase 19 percent between 2012 and 2022, according to Indiana Department of Workforce Development. That’s just one percentage point below the 20 percent increase projected for electrician jobs nationwide, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).*
If you like working with your hands, can think logically, and can follow simple safety procedures, then an electrician career is something to consider. And if you live in northwest Indiana near Chicago, you can get that training at Everest College in Merrillville.
Everest’s Electrician Career Training Program
At its Merrillville campus, Everest College offers a nine-month training program designed to give you the knowledge, skills and experience you need to become an apprentice electrician. At Everest, you’ll learn electrical theory, concepts and applications. You’ll learn how to read electrical blueprints and plan an installation or repair job. Finally, you’ll be able to apply your new-found knowledge in a modern workshop where you’ll get to train hands-on with experienced electrical professionals.
By the time you graduate, you’ll be qualified for many entry-level positions in this exciting field. And Everest’s Career Services staff will be there to help you look for positions in your area.
About the Merrillville Campus
Everest’s Merrillville campus is located at 8585 Broadway, Suite 200, Merrillville, IN 46410, just north of the Methodist Hospital Southlake campus. In addition to its Electrician program, the campus offers career education programs for Dental Assistant, , Massage Therapy, Medical Assistant, Medical Administrative Assistant, Practical Nursing and Surgical Technologist.
Contact Everest for More Information
For more information about the Electrician career education program in Merrillville, contact Everest Colleg today!
Financial aid is available for those who qualify.