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.