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Electrical Trades

“Electrical Trades is a fascinating career involving mind and body contributing to the community with excellent pay, benefits, and job satisfaction as evident by our many alumni.” - Mr. Bauer & Mr. Leiter

Program Activities

  • Study the layout, assembly, installation, maintenance, and testing of electrical fixtures, apparatus, control equipment, and wiring used in lighting, power, communications, and electrical systems
  • Opportunity to participate in the apprenticeship program
  • Potential to earn college credits and a Tech Prep Scholarship from Sinclair Community College
  • Potential to earn college credits from Hocking College
  • Study "Green Energy Solutions" including solar, wind, fuel cell integrations, and plug-in/hybrids
The MVCTC Electrical Trades program prepares students for a career using technical knowledge and physical skill. This hands-on program involves the installation and maintenance of electrical materials and systems.

Students in the MVCTC Electrical Trades program layout, assemble, install, maintain, and test electrical fixtures, apparatus, control equipment, and wiring used in lighting, power, communications, and electrical systems of homes, factories, and other buildings. They sometimes work outside, on ladders, and in crawl spaces. Students used algebraic math formulas to calculate electrical power, wire size, and conduit bends. They install high technology equipment and controls, which requires knowledge of safe work practices and using the National Electric Code. Because of the teamwork nature of the profession, the student's daily attendance is very important.

Many students in the Electrical Trades Program participate in the Apprenticeship Program. This provides the student an excellent career path choice with contract based yearly pay raises and continuing education. These work-study jobs involve electrical work in all kinds of commercial, industrial, institutional, and residential facilities. Careers may involve computer wiring, robotics, engineering technology, motor and lighting controls, and video/communications. The Electrical apprenticeship and professional organizations are often the leaders in continuing education, safety training, and career support in the construction career opportunities.

Bureau of Labor Statistics Data

This shows the % of job growth expected in these careers through the year 2020. To learn more about these careers, click on the names below.

Industry Standard Certificates

  • OSHA

Based on the most recent Ohio State Report Card Data for this MVCTC Career Technical Program

  • 100% of students were working, in college, or the military one-year after completing this program
  • 50% of the students that completed this program obtained technical skills


"I will graduate with industry certificaitons and thanks to the Apprenticeship Program, I already have a job I love working for Sollmann's Electric."
- Jared Heitkamp

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For more information on this career field, check out the links below:
Electrical Careers
56-CNN Money Best Jobs in America
Occupational Outlook Handbook - 23% Job Growth
Electrical Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee Information
Independent Electrical Contractors - Apprenticeships
Ohio Valley Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)
Independent Electrical Contractors of Greater Cincinnati

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