The Florida Pathways to Career Opportunities grant program has donated $299,840 to Lake-Sumter State College for a new electrician apprenticeship program.
“The Pathways to Career Opportunities Grant puts funding behind a time-tested workforce education model focused on talent development and reducing the statewide skills gap,” says Governor Ron DeSantis in a press release from the Florida Department of Education.
We at Electrical Works have partnered with LSSC to offer this new Electrician Apprenticeship program. Electrical Works will serve as the Registered Apprenticeship Employer and provide structured on-the-job training. Apprentices will receive related technical instruction from LSSC.
“We are excited to begin offering the electrician apprenticeship program. Our industry partners tell us that quality electricians need to have a deep understanding of the craft to troubleshoot an electrical problem and provide solutions. We believe that our partnership with Electrical Works will train and create best-in-class electricians.”
The US Dept. of Labor projects a 9.3 percent growth rate for electricians from 2018-2026 in Lake and Sumter Counties, including over 1,000 expected job openings in that time.
“As a Lake County native, I’m proud to partner with Lake-Sumter State College to offer apprenticeships to the next generation of electricians,” says Joe Ciceri, Owner of Electrical Works. “At Electrical Works, we promote a culture of integrity, excellent service, and community involvement. I look forward to bringing those same values to this program.”
LSSC expects to begin recruiting apprentices later this year for enrollment starting January 2021.