Blinn summer camp introduces participants to high-demand, high-wage electrician careers

Electrical Pre-Apprenticeship Summer Camp runs July 11-22 on the RELLIS Campus and is open to individuals 17 and older

Electrical Pre-Apprenticeship Summer Camp

June 14, 2022

The Blinn College District invites individuals interested in exploring careers in the electrical technology field to register for an upcoming summer camp offered on the RELLIS Campus in Bryan.

The Electrical Pre-Apprenticeship Summer Camp is open to anyone 17 or older interested in becoming an electrical apprentice. The $400 camp will meet from 9:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 11-22.

“This camp is a unique opportunity for individuals interested in a career as an electrician to get an introduction to these high-wage, in-demand positions,” said Karla Flanagan, Dean of Technical and Community Education. “Campers will work with our skilled instructors and learn about the training and steps required to become an electrical apprentice. In addition to working on projects in our state-of-the-art RELLIS facility, participants also will find out how they can jump-start their careers in the industry through Blinn’s Electrical Technology Program .”

The camps will be held at the RELLIS Agriculture and Workforce Education Complex, a 38,000-square-foot facility featuring the latest equipment and dynamic workshop spaces.

“Our RELLIS facility features brand-new equipment and we constantly add new resources to ensure students receive the best possible training,” Trades and Applied Technology Program Coordinator Richard Hobbs said. “This camp is a great way for students to explore the pathway to becoming an electrical apprentice, gain hands-on experience with the latest industry tools, and learn more about continuing their education through Blinn’s electrical technology programs.”

The Electrical Pre-Apprenticeship Summer Camp will provide a beginner’s guide to the basic theory and practice of electrical circuits, electrical safety and tools, and an introduction to wiring design. Upon completion of the camp, students can continue their education through Blinn’s Electrical Technician Program , a 200-hour non-credit program that prepares students for employment in the field.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics , the median salary for electricians is $60,040 per year, and employment is expected to grow 9% between 2020 and 2030, generating 62,200 new jobs nationwide.

The camp is coordinated by Blinn’s Division of Technical and Community Education , which offers programs that have been designed in partnership with industry leaders to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to enter the workforce. Options include non-credit classes, certificate programs, industry-recognized credentials, and AAS degrees in Carpentry, Construction Management, Facility Maintenance, HVAC, Power Line Worker, Surveying Technician, Water Purification, and Welding Technology.

To register for the Electrical Pre-Apprenticeship Summer Camp or learn more about Blinn’s Technical and Community Education Programs, visit www.blinn.edu/workforce .

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