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Electrical Pre-Apprenticeship and Workforce Development Manual

ISBN 13: 9781111316891

ISBN 10: 1111316899

Author: IEC Chesapeake; WECA

Pages: 400

Published: 03/12/2012

Price: $99.95 Add to cart

An introduction to the electrical trades, the ELECTRICAL PRE-APPRENTICESHIP & WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT MANUAL primes the reader for success in an apprenticeship program with a goal of securing employment in the field. This all-inclusive manual focuses not only on basic electrical training but also includes the critical math, reading, safety, and soft skills necessary for success in the workplace. A critical first resource for anyone considering a career in the electrical trades, the ELECTRICAL PRE-APPRENTICESHIP & WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT MANUAL supports the readers' learning with interactive assignments, experience-building labs, and helpful life skills tips.
  • Interim Self-Checks: Chapters include self-assessments after every topic, which keep learning goals on target and allow for backtracking as needed.
  • Hands-On Assignments: Assignments, labs, and activities connect the chapter material to actual experiences in the field, deepening reader comprehension while broadening their perspective about the electrical trades.
  • Unique Life Skills Focus: Tips throughout the text develop interpersonal and technical skills required by a high-paying job--and keep them focused on landing one.
  • Goal-Oriented Organization: Every chapter starts with a career profile, life skill focus, and real-world applications to keep readers engaged in the material, while a summary, review questions, and glossary reinforce their understanding at the end.
  • Motivating Profiles: Career Profiles at the beginning of each chapter motivate readers and show how success in the classroom translates into a rewarding career.
Author Bio
IEC Chesapeake
Independent Electrical Contractors of Chesapeake (IEC Chesapeake) and the Western Electrical Contractors Association, Inc. (WECA) are working in cooperation with Delmar Cengage Learning, to create an ELECTRICAL PRE-APPRENTICESHIP & WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT MANUAL. IEC Chesapeake is a chapter of the Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC), and WECA is a California based merit shop electrical contractors association.
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Table of Contents
1. A Career in the Electrical Trades.
2. Professional Behavior and Study Skills.
3. Safety.
4. Math and the Metric System.
5. Basic Concepts of Electricity and Magnetism.
6. Electrical Theory.
7. Introduction to the NEC.
8. Grounding.
9. Electrical Tools.
10. Wiring Overview.
11. Wiring Devices.
12. Wiring Methods.
13. Wiring Calculations.
14. Residential Wiring Requirements.
15. Green Technology.
16. The Job Search.