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This program satisfies the training standard set by the BC Industry Training Authority for:
Source: 'Electrician, Industrial' profile on BC ITA.
Industrial Electricians inspect, install, test, troubleshoot, repair and service industrial electrical equipment and related electrical and electronic controls. Service also includes calibration and preventative/predictive maintenance. Industrial electricians are employed by maintenance departments of plants, mines, smelters, oil and gas rigs, platforms, mills, shipyards, factories, and other industrial establishments. Some are employed by electrical contractors.
The program combines technical training and work-based training. It generally takes four years to complete.
The technical training is made up of four levels. Each level is 10 weeks. This block of training is normally delivered through an ITA approved training institution. Sometimes it may also be met through approved training models (distance education, part-time) and/or a level challenge exam.
The work-based training totals 6000 hours. Based on a 30-hour work week this involves 200 weeks of training.
Apprenticeship training in this program can lead to a career in:
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