ELECTRICAL APPRENTICES HIT THE BOOKS AT THE QUAD CITY ELECTRICAL TRAINING CENTER
News story from WQAD Channel 8
"The skilled trades are increasingly viewed as an alternative to college for high school graduates looking to start a career. But that doesn't mean electrical apprentices don't have to hit the books.
Evening lectures and labs are held at the Quad City Electrical Training Center for NECA/IBEW local 145 apprentices. There's also plenty of hands-on education; second-year apprentices could be seen setting up three-way switches in a Wednesday evening lab.
"The second-year guys, they've got about a year's worth of on-the-job training under their belt," said Ray Dobbles, an instructor at the training center. "They're getting a little more familiar with their hand tools, and we're just kind of building on that."
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