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Job Corps offers a basic Electrical program and an Electrical Trainee, Pre-Apprentice program through Home Builders Institute (HBI). All training programs are hands-on and are similar in curriculum and requirements.

Career Details


Students in Electrical are trained in the following subject areas:

  • Installing, maintaining, and repairing electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures
  • Ensuring that electrical work follows industry codes
  • Servicing street lights, intercom systems, or electrical control systems
  • Connecting wires to circuit breakers, transformers, or other components
  • Following electrical safety

Career Options

Most Electrical Job Corps graduates go to work for licensed electricians or are self-employed.


Before entering the program, students must:

  • Complete all required activity in the Career Preparation Period, including Career Exploration and Career Success/Workplace Skills.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.


As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.

Electrical Numbers to Know


National average earning potential for this career

Completion times vary by training area. Check with your admissions advisor.


While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:

Attention to detail
Problem-solving skills

Training Facilities

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