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November 23, 2021

Apprentice Spotlight: National Apprenticeship Week

Independent Electrical Contractors Rocky Mountain Association (IECRM) is the largest IEC electrical training program in the country, providing training to more than 2,000 electrical apprentices annually. In celebration of National Apprenticeship Week, we asked our students what they find most rewarding about being an electrical apprentice! We hope you enjoy reading just a few of the responses we received:

“What’s most rewarding to me is all the people I meet and new skills I’m gaining every day along with all the knowledge from the higher-ups I work with and my school teachers. Not only am I learning about the electrical trade but I learn so much about all the other trades by observing and watching the other people. This is a whole new experience that I’m glad to be a part of and is changing my life and teaching me valuable skills I can use anywhere.” – Andrew Blanco

“I find seeing my knowledge and hard work being implemented as the most rewarding part of being an electrical apprentice. Finishing a project or part of a project and seeing the finished product is something to admire and be proud of!” – Brenden Lee

“Having a pathway to better myself and my family’s future.” – Preston Lee Brissette

“Being able to be in a career that’s ever-changing and that is always a sure way to put a new spark in my life every day. I love to watch something I wired come to life.” – Kevin Shipman

“I love how progressive it is. You learn something in school and then you can apply it to the field. Everything builds on each other. The field is massive so there’s always something to learn.” – Brett Grow

“The nonstop change and learning is what I love about it. What makes it rewarding is having the opportunity to ask a million questions to the electricians above you, and being able to pass it on later down the road. The sky is the limit, and you can set the bar as high as you want.” – Sean Conness

“The most rewarding thing to me is the satisfaction of working with my hands, especially when you complete a job, knowing you did good work. And even if you make a mistake, knowing there is knowledge to be learned and I can come back with a new goal every day.” – David Robey

“The most rewarding part to me is being able to work hands-on with what I’m building or putting up together for a finished product. To show to friends and family how proud I am of doing this wonderful trade work.” – Selena Lujan