Florence-Darlington Technical College’s Corporate and Workforce Development (CWD) division and the Continuum in Lake City are partnering to offer a National Center for Construction and Educational Research (NCCER) electrical training program to support the demand for skilled workers throughout the Pee Dee region.
“FDTC’s Corporate and Workforce Development division is really excited about this new program.” FDTC Associate Vice President of CWD Dr. Lauren Holland said. “We know that there is a definite demand for skilled trades among area employers, and we also know that the skilled trades provide wonderful opportunities for secure employment and good wages.”
The course, which is scheduled to launch September 5, will teach attendees electrical safety, an introduction to electrical circuits, electrical theory, an introduction to the National Electric Code (NEC), device boxes, hand bending, wireways, raceways, fittings, conductors, cables, basic electrical construction documents, residential wiring, and electrical test equipment.
Dr. Holland said the creation of this program, and plans for future skilled trades programs, are in response to employers’ workforce needs, and “we hope that by offering these programs, we will create opportunities for the lives of students, and their families, to benefit from good careers.”
NCCER’s standardized assessments and national credentialing provide employers with a valuable tool for measuring the knowledge and skills of future and current employees.
This program will be offered at the Continuum in Lake City, twice weekly, in the evenings from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. This will make the course very convenient for individuals who are already working, but who are seeking a new opportunity in a field with promising job outlooks and a bright future to make good wages. This course will also be made available for high school students to take advantage of.
To register or obtain more information about the course contact FDTC’s CWD division at 843-413-2715 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FDTC’s CWD division is also working to secure employers to hire electrical apprentices from this new program, which could potentially provide a paycheck and training at the same time to attendees.
To learn more about how to participate, as an employer, in the NCCER Electrical Level 1 program, contact Dr. Holland at 843.413.2739 or Lauren.Holland@fdtc.edu.