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Electrician Duties:
read and interpret electrical, mechanical and architectural drawings and electrical code specifications to determine wiring layouts cut, thread, bend, assemble and install conduits and other types of electrical conductor enclosures and fittings pull wire through conduits and holes in walls and floors position, maintain and install distribution and control equipment such as switches, relays, circuit breaker panels and fuse enclosures install, replace, maintain and repair electrical systems and related electrical equipment install data cabling splice, join and connect wire to form circuits test circuits to ensure integrity and safety install and maintain fibre optic systems.

Electricians specialize in construction, maintenance and other types of electrical work, or in specific types of installations: residential (housing developments) commercial (office buildings) institutional (hospitals) industrial (plants, factories). (OCCinfo-Electrician, 2009).

Skills/Attributes Required:
good communication skills including reading skills an aptitude for math mechanical ability physical strength and stamina the ability to distinguish colours to work with colour-coded wiring the ability to work in high places the ability to get along well with co-workers the ability to keep up to date with changing technology creativity the ability to do precision work. (OCCinfo-Electrician, 2009).

Education Requirements:
One of the three following:
a registered apprentice an Alberta-certified journeyperson someone who holds a recognized related trade certificate. (Occinfo-Electrician, 2009).

To become a Apprentice one must have an Alberta high school transcript with at least English Language Arts 20-2, Math 20-3 and Science 10, or equivalent, or pass an entrance exam. (OccinfoElectrician, 2009).

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find a suitable employer who is willing to hire and train an apprentice. Most employers prefer to hire high school graduates. Courses in English, math and physics are particularly important.

The term of apprenticeship is four years (four 12 month periods) that include a minimum of: 1,500 hours of on-the-job training and eight weeks of technical training in each of the first three years 1,350 hours of on-the-job training and 12 weeks of technical training in the fourth year.

High school students can earn credits toward apprenticeship training and a high school diploma at the same time through the Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP). Applicants who have related training or work experience may be eligible for credit or certification. (OCCinfo-Electrician, 2009).

Medicine Hat College is a post secondary choice, one can go to the school as long as they have their apprenticeship card in the trade. In order to graduate they must obtain a grade of 70% on all exams in school. ("Electrician medicine hat," 2010)

97% Hirable in the past 2 years (OCCinfo-Electrician, 2009).

Career Pathways: Grade ten English 10-2 Science 10 Math 10-3 Physical education 10 ELT 10 Grade eleven English 20-2 Science 20 Math 20-3 HCS3010 ELT 20 Grade twelve English 20-3 CALM Math 30-3 RAP ELT 30

Work Cited Electrician medicine hat college. (2010). Retrieved from http://www.mhc.ab.ca/ProgramsandCourses/Academic Programs/Programs of Study/Electrician.aspx

Career Investigation using ALIS OCCinfo

Occinfo-electrician. (2009, April). Retrieved from http://alis.alberta.ca/occinfo/Content/RequestAction.asp?aspAction=GetHTMLProfile&format=html&oc cPro_ID=71003081