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Interesting Career Paths to Explore After Construction College

January 25, 2023

The construction industry consists of individuals with varying skills. All of these skilled workers play a role in making sure that construction projects meet the specifications outlined in their planning. A good construction program will prepare you to meet the needs of the industry, helping you thrive in your career.

During the construction program at NATS, you will learn the skills to fulfil several electrical industry aspects successfully. You will also learn residential wiring, code interpretation, conduit bending, electrical motor theory, service installation, print reading, and electronic controls. These are skills you can apply to various career paths upon completing the program. Read on to learn more about the careers that will be available to you after your training.

Become an Electrical Technician 

An electrical technician is a skilled worker that focuses on installing wiring, ensuring that the wiring works correctly, and installing circuits and outlets to power electronics, lights and other equipment in a building. Professionals in this career will need to be able to read electrical blueprints and follow electrical codes and regulations. During construction training, you will learn these skills through practical, hands-on training. For instance, you’ll complete practical, real-world projects installing wiring similar to what you will see when working as an electrical technician. 

Becoming an electrical technician will create work opportunities for you in both residential and commercial construction. You will also be able to work in a company’s maintenance department and see to the electrical needs of the company as they happen.

Hands-on construction training helps prepare you for the electrical and construction industry.

Become an Electrical Service Technician After Construction College 

As an electrical service technician, you will specialize in ensuring that electrical equipment and systems remain operational and function as they need to. You may be required to modify systems or repair them completely. 

During construction college, you will learn different wiring methods for conduits, tubing and bends. This will help you rewire electrical devices where the wiring has corroded or is no longer functional. You will also learn how to apply the Canadian Electrical Code (CEC), ensuring that repairs and rewiring are done to the standard required. 

Become an Electrician by Continuing Your Apprenticeship 

As a graduate earning your Construction and Maintenance Electrician Diploma, you will be an apprentice electrician. This will allow you to continue studying the electrical trade to become a qualified electrician. While becoming a qualified electrician may be longer, it is worth considering. This is primarily due to the demand for qualified electricians in Canada. Job prospects for electricians in Canada are good and look to remain this way for years to come. Becoming a fully qualified electrician will also open other opportunities, including starting your own business.

The training you receive during your diploma program will equip you with the foundations of being an electrician. You will learn electrical theory and principles and how to apply them practically. You will also learn the foundations of what an electrician needs to know, such as wiring, the CEC, and safety principles, ensuring you are well-equipped to continue your studies to become a fully-qualified electrician.

Becoming an electrician is a great career path to consider after construction college.

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