Interested In Becoming An Electrician?

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September 25th - 30th is Texas Industry Career week.  

There is currently a labor shortage throughout the US and employers (like ours) are looking for talented people who are interested in skilled trades.  According to Texas Workforce Commission, during #TXCareers week, in the construction field, the #1 Hot Job is an Electrician!!  Texas estimates employers will be hiring almost 14,000 electricians through 2024 and the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates almost 86,000 across the US.  That is a huge gap to fill!  A lot of people are asking why there is a labor shortage.   There are 2 large parts to the shortage in skilled trade: 1. Baby Boomers are retiring, about 10,000/year & 2. Social pressure. The push away from vocational/skilled labor.  The electrical field is a great opportunity for a lifelong career that is in need of qualified skilled workers.  

An 2017 article from the IEC states:

It is the unpleasant reality that skilled labor is in short supply, with 300,000¹ Boomers retiring², lack of CTE education³, negative perceptions about blue collar work⁴, college track pressure⁵, and historic economic dips⁶ contributing to the shortage. These factors, combined with a projected industry growth of 14% over the next 10 years⁷, indicate that the challenge to find skilled workers is not going away anytime soon⁸.
— Independent Electrical Contractors

Besides the labor shortage, why should you consider the electrical trade? Do you like math or problem solving? This CECU article says it best:

A career as an electrician is a great avenue for students who enjoy problem-solving and helping maintain functionality in our power systems,” said Timothy McMahon, president of Triangle Tech. “Electricians keep our industries and cities running.
— Career Education Colleges and Universities

The best thing about learning a skilled trade is the on-the-job training with your apprenticeship.  What most people don’t realize is that while as an apprentice, you also attend schooling for your chosen trade.  This schooling is most often paid for in part or full by your employer.

Ensuring young workers are prepared to replace retiring baby boomers will be a crucial component of limiting the effects of the construction worker shortage on the American economy.
— Career Education Colleges and Universities

Want to learn more about becoming an electrician or working for our company? Contact us.

More information on this topic and content sources?

Bureau of Labor Statistics: Electricians

Career Education Colleges and Universities (CECU):  Shortage of Skills: Electricians and Construction & Skilled Trades

Angie’s List : Why Do We Have A Skilled Trade Shortage?

Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC): State of the Labor Shortage and 7 Recruiting Actions for Today 

Tradesmen International: The Construction Labor Shortage: Where Did All the Skilled Labor Go?