What are you looking for?

Consider the following
Job
Career
Provides opportunities for continuous training and education
?
Yes
Provides long-term benefits for you and your family
?
Yes
Provides consistent and structured pay increases
?
Yes
You are serving a vital role in the growth of communities
?
Yes
You have a rewarding career of which you are proud
?
Yes

Have you considered?


Before you apply for a NIETC apprenticeship you should ask yourself; “am I seeking a job or a career?” While these words are often used interchangeably they are conceptually very different and your answer to this question is critical in determining weather you should go through the rigors of the NIETC application process.

While both a job and a career involve getting up and going to work in the morning, there is a huge difference in the mindset of a person holding a job and the mindset of a person pursuing a career. A job, for example, is an activity through which an individual can earn money. It is a regular activity done simply in exchange of payment. A job is something you do without much concern for the long-term. 

A career, on the other hand, is the pursuit of a lifelong ambition or the general course of progression towards lifelong goals. A career generally involves continuous training/education combined with work-related experiences leading to   credentialing within an industry as a professional, expert, or journeyman. 

Over the next twelve months there will be hundreds of applicants who meet the “minimum requirements” for application to our apprenticeship programs. Only those that have the highest levels of commitment, desire and passion to become professional electricians will succeed. It will be these individuals who go “over and beyond” in collecting supplemental documentation to submit with their application. It is these people who will study for the aptitude test and prepare themselves adequately for the interview process. These folks will do whatever is needed to succeed and realize their lifelong ambition…a career as a professional in the electrical industry! 

Conversely, individuals simply seeking a “job” or who want “the wages and benefits” associated with being a journey-level electrician without a long-term commitment to this pursuit need not waste their time applying.