SLATE Announces Electrical Industry Training Info Session

Continuous demand for electricians on the growing number of St. Louis’ construction projects gives a professional edge to trained individuals.

October 31, 2013 | 2 min reading time

This article is 9 years old. It was published on October 31, 2013.


The St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment (SLATE) Missouri Career Center (MCC) will conduct a Construction Information Session for job seekers interested in electrical industry careers. The event will take place on Thursday, November 7, at 10 a.m. at SLATE Missouri Career Center (MCC) Downtown, 1520 Market Street, First Floor Conference Room, St. Louis, MO 63103. SLATE has partnered with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local No.1 and the Association for Construction Careers, Education and Support Services (ACCESS) to offer this informational event.

Incredible opportunities exist for electricians as technology continues to advance and increasingly drives the new global economy. Electricians install electrical and communications-type systems such as voice-data, fire alarm, security and controls wire in commercial buildings, hospitals, schools, factories, plants, residential homes, high-rise complexes, and demand for such systems has nearly tripled since 1992. Electricians must be physically fit, dependable, prompt, self-motivated, capable of performing in all weather conditions and able to work in a variety of locations. Electricians must have an aptitude for algebra, geometry, trigonometry and physics and for reading technical drawings.

Electricians receive 8,000 hours of training, including instruction in data, telecommunications, instrumentation and process control wiring, at the St. Louis Electrical Industry Training Center. Apprentices must be at least 18 years old and have a high-school diplomas or equivalent.

In addition to the growing needs of the information age, construction industry sector jobs are predicted to grow significantly between now and 2016. Many opportunities exist for trained electricians on an increasing number of major St. Louis area construction projects. Anticipated developments include Ballpark Village, Cortex, BJC Headquarters, Lord & Taylor, Wells Fargo, Mercedes, Northside Regeneration, Carondolet Coke, and The City Walk, among others.

At the information session, representatives from the St. Louis Electrical Industry Training Center will explain details of their apprenticeship program, answer questions about the application process, and provide career guidance and networking opportunities.

Attendees should bring their resume and dress appropriately. Those not registered with the Missouri Career Centers network will be asked to register onsite. For additional information, please contact Stacey Fowler at

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