Meet Lillian Anderson

Lillian Anderson is a freshman at Dunwoody College of Technology in Minneapolis, MN. As of 2022, she is working towards a degree in electrical construction to later become an electrician. With a passion for problem-solving and commitment to meaningful positive impact, Lillian hopes to create a career where she can help make renewable energy options more accessible to lower income communities.

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Meet Shannon Tymosko

Shannon is a 2nd year Electrical Apprentice and Skilled Trades Ambassador. Based in Hamilton, Ontario, she originally completed a Child and Youth work diploma where she found a passion for people, mental health, and learning. Fast forward a decade, Shannon is now in the electrical field with the confidence, independence, skills, and community she had always dreamed of, along with financial freedom to thrive and not just survive – all thanks to the skilled trades.

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What Union Should an Electrician Join?

Unions are a big deal in the industrial sector. Steelworkers, auto workers, and electrical workers are three of the most unionized professions in the United States. If you’re interested in becoming an electrician, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) is the largest union in the country. Here’s everything you need to know about IBEW.

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Meet Isis Harris

Isis is an Electrician Apprentice born, raised, and based in Portland, Oregon. She is a major advocate for the trades, a seeker of social and economic justice, and is heavily involved in her local community on all levels. Not only is Isis a tradeswoman who will be completing her apprenticeship program this December 2021, but she is a proud mother to 3 sons and an entrepreneur with her own line of hi-vis apparel called 3v3ryDay Grind.

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Top Electrician Schools and Certifications

The world will always need electricians. They play an essential role in the economy by helping individuals and businesses install, maintain, and repair electrical control systems, wiring, and fixtures. If you’re interested in becoming an electrician, now may be the perfect time to do so. We’ve gathered a list of the top electrician schools and certifications.

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Meet Jamie Eddy

Jamie is a fifth-year apprentice electrician based in Pittsburgh. After initially pursuing a degree in nursing, Jamie discovered her heart was not in it, and she ended up failing out of nursing school. Once she was introduced to the trades world, she jumped right into learning everything she could. Now, Jamie is on her way to becoming a journeyman, and she shares that loves what she does, especially because there’s never a dull moment on the job. She has also made it her personal mission to get more women involved in the trades, all thanks to the woman who encouraged her to start her career as an electrician.

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