The Electrical Foundation program provides graduates with the theory and practical skills necessary to enter the electrical trade. The electrical worker plans, assembles, installs, tests, repairs and maintains electrical equipment and systems in commercial, industrial and marine facilities.
The program emphasizes a hands-on approach to training, where experience gained in the workshop is focused on industry practice. The necessary theoretical component is integrated into the program to complement and enhance the practical work. Industry tours will expose the student to a variety of work environments.
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Graduates may qualify for advanced standing as indentured candidates within the apprenticeship system.
Job opportunities exist in the construction, mining, forestry, food production, manufacturing, grain handling, transportation, utility and service industries. The nature of the electrical trade has changed with the impact of solid-state control and programmable logic controllers. Challenging career opportunities are available to individuals who are prepared to acquire a broad range of technical skills.
- Andy Cleven, Electrical Joint Training Committee
- Ark Tsisserev, EFS Engineering Solutions Ltd.
- Bill Strain, Villa Electric Ltd.
- Deborah Cahill, Electrical Contractors Association of BC
- Nick LeForte, City of Surrey
- Pete Fisher, Metro Vancouver
For general inquiries, email BCIT_Electrical@bcit.ca
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