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Women who are Wired for Electrician Jobs

istock_000005897162xsmall.jpgAccording to statistics, women make up approximately 51% of the population.  This means there are a lot of women who can be educated and targeted as early as high school.

Marcia Rackley, national president of the National Association of Women in construction (NAWIC) feels all aspects of construction are short on manpower these days.  At present, the numbers indicate women only account for 2% of electricians and 10% of construction workers.

The average age of the skilled workers is 48, and these are baby boomers looking to retire between 2015 and 2020.  Not only is there a labor shortage, in the next five to ten years there could be a notable rise in retirement without replacements for electrician jobs. Women could potentially fill many of these positions.

There seems to be a greater emphasis on high schools to promote college. The only challenge with this is that college may not be for everyone.  Once baby boomers leave the electrical industry, there may not be enough kids with the knowledge or skills to pull wire, build conduits, weld or practice the craft of metals formation.

While many kids opt to go into other areas such as computer programming or web design, the people who can wire and test equipment are almost a dying breed. In this area the work force is not as strong as it used to be. When qualified electricians retire, their knowledge will leave with them.

The field is wide open for women who are interested in getting the career tech school training that qualifies them to seek entry-level employment on the day after graduation in the electrical industry.

If you’re a woman looking to get into a field that has every indication of having solid growth potential, why not contact WyoTech today to see if we’re the right fit for your education needs.

You never know where the adventure might lead.

We’re WyoTech, and we can help you turn pro.

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