BECOME AN ELECTRICIAN
BECOME AN ELECTRICIAN
NEW TO THE TRADES? GET STARTED WITH GLYNN’S ELIP PROGRAM
Just starting out on your career path? Looking for a change from what you are currently doing? Glynn Electric has developed a program to help interested candidates to enter the trades. Our ELIP (Electrical Learning and Indoctrination Program) Program provides an opportunity to explore the benefits of becoming an electrician. Learn more below.
WHAT IS GLYNN’S ELIP PROGRAM?
ELIP is a unique program developed by Glynn Electric. It was designed to give individuals with no prior electrical experience the opportunity to learn the trade and become an electrician.
WHAT IS ELIP LIKE?
ELIP starts with a one-day session where applicants are interviewed and complete a series of testing exercises to gauge their ability to take direction and complete a few basic hands-on tasks in a jobsite-like environment. Individuals are evaluated and may be invited to move on to the next step. Those hired will proceed to our two week bootcamp program of intensive learning.
WHAT’S NEXT AFTER ELIP?
Upon completion of bootcamp, graduates are enrolled in our four year Apprenticeship Program. Apprentices have the opportunity to earn their state required school hours through Glynn’s Apprentice program at no cost to the employee
WHAT ELIP GRADUATES HAVE TO SAY
I had gone to Johnson and Wales University in Providence after high school but ended up deciding to leave. I heard about ELIP while I was framing homes and working at Napa auto parts. I wasn’t very happy about what I was doing and knew I needed more of a career for myself.
Boot camp was exactly as I thought it was going to be. It can be intense at some points but I knew that going in and just tried to absorb as much as I could as quick as I could. The apprenticeship itself is interesting and rewarding but is also can be difficult at times just like any job.
I have a job/ career, never have to worry about a shortage of work, all the benefits and then all the knowledge you learn along the way.
When I first started I knew absolutely nothing and Ive been grateful to have some great electricians teaching me along my journey. Most of my friends are just graduating college and are struggling to find a job with the degree they have along with tens of thousands of dollars in debt. I already have a job and endless opportunities to grow within the company. I’m one step ahead of all my peers already.
I had gone to college but only for two years to complete an associates degree in the hopes that that would help my prospects. I did finish and would have liked to continue on but didn’t have the money. I wish when I was younger I had gone to a trade school instead or had come across Glynn’s program years ago.
I also wish I had been more aware that girls were really getting into the trades. It was not something I even considered for myself. I knew that there were some but not how the industry responded to them or that it was becoming less uncommon.
The boot camp experience was very necessary for someone like me who had come to Glynn with no experience. For me, I believe my apprenticeship has been overall a good experience mainly because I’ve gotten to work with some good people who have guided me with patience. That has been instrumental in my improvement over the years.
Coming from a completely different line of work I really wasn’t sure what to expect. I thought the “boot camp” part was great and helped to build confidence and understanding of the basic concepts you are expected to know and apply in the field. One thing you begin to realize about this field is how much there is to know and how many different avenues you can take within it. Which keeps it interesting and fun.
Making this jump in careers was one of the best decisions I’ve made. This program offers all the tools you need to succeed in this industry. I’ve progressed a lot technically through this program. From learning how to install different types of systems and how they operate, to being able to troubleshoot and diagnose different issues that may occur.
If your thinking about becoming an electrician this company and this program are a really great way to get that ball rolling. The only thing you’ll say is how you should have started sooner!