Industrial electricians plan, install, test, inspect, troubleshoot, and service all types of electrical equipment vital to the operation of commercial businesses and industry including motors, generators, pumps, lighting systems, and associated electrical and electronic controls.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor projects employment of electricians to grow at a rate greater than the average for all occupations through 2012. As the population and economy grow, more industrial electricians will be needed to install and maintain electrical devices and wiring. New technologies also are expected to continue to stimulate the demand for these workers. The oil, mining, and power industries in Campbell County are among the employers looking to hire trained industrial electricians.
To help meet that demand, the Gillette College now offers an Industrial Electricity program. Classes ranging from basic electricity to learning the fundamentals of AC/DC motors and troubleshooting procedures will prepare students to enter an exciting job market. The Industrial Electricity program includes highly specialized courses where students work first-hand on equipment that today’s workers use every day in industry.
The program includes on-the-job training where students will have an opportunity to not only work in a non-classroom setting but also make valuable contacts with our industrial partners. We’re going directly to the source to provide the best education possible for our students.